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Episode 43: Taking Your Faith to College

May 30, 2022

College is much more than a place for academic advancement, or a pit stop on the fast track to a well-paying job. It's a four-year journey marked by mental, social and, sometimes, spiritual growth.

This episode is all about the spiritual form of personal development and the role faith can play in a student's college experience.

What does it mean if a college has a religious affiliation in the name? What should students of faith look for in religious resources on campus? How can parents support their students' faith journey from afar? We dig into all of these questions and more.

Our guests are three experts from Bucknell’s own Division of Religious and Spiritual Life: Muhammad Ali, who serves as the University's Muslim chaplain; Jessica Goldberg, who serves as the Jewish chaplain; and Kurt Nelson, who serves as the Protestant chaplain and as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life.

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Episode 43: Taking Your Faith to College

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