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Religious and Spiritual Diversity

With full-time Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant staff, the Office of Religious Diversity and Pastoral Care team provides pastoral accompaniment, support and advocacy to diverse religious and spiritual DePaul students and communities. We are home to dozens of student religious organizations (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Interfaith and seeking) and provide services online on both the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses.

Come visit a staff member, pray in one of our Muslim prayer rooms, attend liturgies in the Interfaith Sacred Space, hang out in Jewish Life or the Loop Interfaith Ministry Center, join a student group or come to one of our Quarterly Interreligious Celebrations. We'd love to get to know you!

As we nurture religious diversity, we actively seek to create a genuine spirit of hospitality in all our services and encounters. In our hospitality, we invite one another to our sacred spaces and to conversations that are guided by our Four Ways of Interfaith Dialogue  and the spiritual values of our respective faith and spiritual communities.

Are you a student with an idea for a new spiritual program or student religious organization (SRO)? We would love to meet with you about it! Start the process by referring to the "UMIN Protocol and Standards" before taking any actions.

If you are an off-campus religious/spiritual group hoping to connect with DePaul students, please review our "UMIN Protocol and Standards​" document. Only student-led religious or spiritual groups officially recognized by the university as SROs are permitted to engage in recruitment, post meeting notices, or sponsor events and activities on campus.

Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Companionshipthe practice of having a regular meeting with an experienced spiritual guide to discuss and stay accountable to your spiritual life, is also available through Mission and  Ministry. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an initial visit to discuss your interests and needs and find an appropriate spiritual companion. 

If you are “seeking,” consider yourself “spiritual but not religious,” or trying to find purpose in life, contact one of our staff members who can guide you to student religious organizations or accompany you on your journey. For fun, take our Spirituality Survey.

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