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Matthew Shepard Finally Laid to Rest 20 Years after He was Killed for Being Gay

“Matthew Shepard was finally laid to rest Friday at the Washington National Cathedral 20 years after being killed by two men because he was gay.” Read the full story

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72 Hours in America: Three Hate-Filled Crimes. Three Hate-Filled Suspects.

“Wednesday, a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans, seemingly at random, at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church. After mail bombs were being sent to people who’d been criticized by the President, a suspect was arrested Friday — a man who […]

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Vigil Tonight at 8pm in Kraft Center for Tragedy in Pittsburgh

https://universitylife.columbia.edu/pittsburgh On yesterday’s tragedy in Pittsburgh Dear Columbia Community, We are deeply saddened by the senseless violence at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning. Violence in our nation’s houses of worship is an affront to the freedoms our community holds dear. We stand strongly against these efforts to create fear and terror. For […]

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Apply for the Kraft Family Fund!

The Kraft Family Fund sponsors two or more student groups collaborating on an event that promotes intercultural or interfaith understanding. For further insturctions and the application click below. Instructions Application

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Muslims Worldwide Celebrate Eid al-Adha 2018

“Muslims across the world began celebrating Eid al-Adha, known as the festival of sacrifice, on Aug. 21, 2018 by visiting the tombs of their loved ones and slaughtering animals like goats and cows for religious sacrifice. The event, one of Islam’s holiest holidays, also coincided with the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.” Read the full […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Yom Kippur and the Golden Calf

“It’s a day of fasting and worship, and marks the end of a 10-day period of repentance.” Read the full story

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Root Beer Float Giveaway

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Apply Now to the Kraft Family Fund!

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Earl Hall Listed on National Register of Historic Places

“Columbia University’s Earl Hall was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of Earl Hall as a venue for meetings and dances of Columbia’s Student Homophile League, which was the first gay student organization in the country.” Read the full story

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University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis and Kraft Global Fellows Visited China and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

“From May 19 to 28, 2018, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing collaborating with the Office of the University Chaplain hosted University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis and a delegation of Kraft Global Fellows of Columbia University for their program in China. ” Read the full story

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