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Revealing religion: Understanding faith at Stanford

It’s my first day at Stanford: a whirlwind of unpacked suitcases, reshuffled notebooks and crumpled bedding. My roommate and I meet each other for the first time and choose our beds. Our parents all shake hands. Then, in the blink of an eye, we’re alone for the first time.

I take a deep breath and ask my roommate the question I’ve been waiting to ask: Are you comfortable if I pray?

Campaign to make Memorial Church a ‘sanctuary church’ meets obstacles

Campus group Stanford Sanctuary Now (SSN) has been working to establish Memorial Church a “sanctuary church” for the undocumented community at Stanford, following the lead of churches around the United States that have promised to shelter undocumented immigrants fearing deportation in response to the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration in…

Religion at Stanford: A history

At any given day, Stanford’s gorgeous Memorial Church will be surrounded by tourists gaping at the students and happily snapping photos of Stanford’s most beautiful building. It’s oft featured on postcards and promotional material, as quintessentially Stanford as the tree. It’s a little ironic, in fact, given that the student body isn’t outwardly religious. From…