St. Edward's University enjoys a religiously diverse community. In Campus Ministry, we have a unique opportunity to assist students in their global preparedness, personal growth and leadership development by recognizing the spiritual, religious and cultural dynamics of each individual.
Whereas the Brothers, Sisters and Priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross have historically crossed borders into places around the globe in the work of fostering a just world, St. Edward’s students represent over 50 Christian denominations and religious traditions on campus each semester. These students bring their experiences of the world, locally and globally, directly to us here on the Hilltop and will be leaders in their faith communities and in a religiously diverse global community.
Campus Ministry has several leadership opportunities for students who have an interest in fostering their talents, awareness and vision in the area of religious diversity. Current positions are listed below.
Team leaders for The Well assist in the planning, liturgy and logistics of this weekly ecumenical monthly worship service for Christians of all denominations and backgrounds in a Taizé format. The service offers another space and place for members of the campus community to gather for worship and seeks to contribute to the spiritual diversity of St. Edward’s.
CUW occurs January 18-22 each year and is dedicated to building bridges between the various Christian denominations and traditions around the common unity in Christ Jesus. The weeks consists of various activities and events that seek to educate Christians and others about the Christian tradition in order to foster greater understanding and cooperation, while respecting the unique differences from across the traditions. Team leaders must value the contributions of the various branches of Christianity, while also desiring unity within the Christian tradition.
Council members work to assess the campus environment in order to identify needs in service of our religiously diverse community. The council works closely with the peer minister for religious diversity and interfaith life.
The peer minister will assist campus minister with planning of special interreligious and ecumenical programs.
*Additional leadership opportunities area available with the various student groups: FCA, MSA, Hillel Toppers, CORE and COTB.
For more information on any of the leadership opportunities mentioned above, contact James Puglisi.