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MU Guide to Religions

Religious identity and development is an important part of the university experience for many and affects how we all understand and interact with the greater world around us. The MU Guide to Religions serves as a general educational and reference tool for our MU community. It includes information for significant dates, practices and accommodations; places of worship; and student religious organizations, and it is intended to help expand understanding and strengthen relationships of the diverse religious and non-religious groups at Mizzou.

Make This Guide Work for You

  • Check dates before scheduling critical deadlines, events, or activities.
  • Accommodate observant individuals with reasonable support. Consider food and beverage restrictions when planning menus. Provide opportunities for time away from the classroom and work place. Allow vacation time off and avoid important academic and workplace deadlines and activities.
  • Ask others how they commemorate their occasion. Many individuals affiliated with the same group observe one important day in various ways.
  • Discover new experiences and learn about the history, culture, and significance of the day with special foods, speakers, displays, and more.

For further study

Want to learn more about world religions? Check these resources for classes, books, journals and other scholarly material.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2015