Catalog 2014-16

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Campus Ministry

Although Juniata is chartered as an independent college, it was founded by members of the Church of the Brethren and continues to value the importance of a spiritual dimension as a part of individual growth. Through the campus ministry office, located in the college’s Unity House, students are encouraged to integrate their faith and vocational direction and offered opportunities to become involved in meaningful religious activities. Campus worship opportunities include weekly Catholic Mass and regular interdenominational services. In addition to worship, there are regular opportunities for students to engage in study of scripture, community service, prayer, observation of Holy days, interfaith dialogue, and informal fellowship. There are also several active religious and faith focused clubs that support the spiritual growth of our students. Juniata’s religious programs are guided by the College Chaplain, campus ministry staff, and a variety of student leaders. The Juniata student body reflects a diversity of religious faiths and the local community provides worship opportunities for Jewish, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic students. The Stone Church of the Brethren, which is adjacent to campus, a prayer labyrinth outside the library, and an interfaith meditation room in the Unity House are available for private meditation and prayer.

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