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Extracurricular Activities

Religious Studies students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities at the College and in the community.  Will Nugent created a non-profit fund-raising organization called "Fight for Others" that is designed to stop the trafficking of women in Southeast Asia. Another religious studies student, Samantha Sammis, collected enough cookies for 1,470 inmates at Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville SC for a community service project.

Will Nugent, Religious Studies Senior, fights for others Samantha Sammis, a sweet offering Pic

 Religious Studies Club

The student club plans to meet in our lounge at 4glebe street, from 5:30-6:30, every other thursday starting Feb. 11 durring our spring 2016 semester.  For more information about the Religious Studies Club, speak to student club president Jordan Digregorio, digregorioja@g.cofc.edu, or any faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies.  Please check with us as we currently hope to have a guest from out of town come to speak on Thursday Feb. 18th... 

The Religious Studies Club was formed by a group of students interested in discussing issues in the academic study of religion. Unlike other student religious clubs and organizations on campus, there is no sectarian focus in the Religious Studies Club. The club allows students to engage in more extensive dialogue and personal discussion of topics and issues that arise in the classroom setting. The club has sponsored movies and invited guest speakers, it has organized a panel discussion on holy war, convened speakers on the near-death experience and arranged field trips to local sites of religious interest, among other events. The club is open to all students at the College of Charleston.

 The Meditation Club

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The Meditation Club comes together to practice, discuss, and read from the vast literature on meditation in the world’s religious traditions, as well as bring to light meditation’s place in our own culture. The group exposes students to some ancient and contemporary writings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, and other traditions, to learn how meditative practice has very specific goals that are often glossed over in our own culture when practiced or studied. In the Meditation Club students have an opportunity to sit and practice in a comfortable group environment, where discussion and questions are encouraged. The Club is not associated with any specific religious tradition, but instead explores and applies some meditation practices to our lives in order to gain an appreciation for those who have lived a life dedicated to spiritual practice.

Learn to meditate 
For more information contact Tyler Ray at tjray@g.cofc.ed.

 

 Other clubs that might interest Religious Studies students:

  • Anthropology/Sociology Club
  • Arabic Club
  • Cougar Activities Board
  • Miscellany Arts and Literary Journal
  • Philosophy Club
  • Political Science Club
  • Students for a Free Tibet