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How many Jews are there in Los Angeles? Hard to say, really: It’s been 17 years since anyone counted.
The persecution historically faced by Jewish communities was always a double-edged sword: While it brought great suffering, it also yielded great cohesion. That cohesion is slipping away in America, where Jews have met with unprecedented social acceptance. The result: a tide of Jewish intermarriage.
The USC School of Religion will establish the first chair of Hindu studies in the United States funded by the Indian-American community.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced the recipients of the 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion. Seven American journalists were chosen to receive stipends from $5,000 to $20,000 to report on religion around the world.
Pentecostalism – a religious movement that began in a warehouse on Azusa Street in Los Angeles in 1906 – has emerged as a fast-growing minority religion in the developing world, gaining popularity in the Southern hemisphere and becoming a competitor to traditional denominations.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced the recipients of the 2011 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.
Father James Heft, Alton M. Brooks Professor of Religion and president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC, received the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, the oldest honor bestowed by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
When it comes to the Catholic tradition, the believer must also be the thinker.
Chinese authorities recently detained their country’s delegates to the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, an international gathering of prominent Protestant leaders. But this action only served to underline an astonishing trend.
With fundraising topping $32 million and architectural plans finalized, Our Savior Parish at the USC Catholic Center on the University Park campus held its final Mass and formal church decommission service in the quaint, original parish on Oct. 17.