University Religious Council

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The University Religious Council (URC) is a collection of the ministers/directors of the religious/spiritual/cultural groups at the University of Arizona. This organization has been in existence since 1948, helping to provide spiritual support and growth to students. The URC has its own constitution, policies, meetings, and annual dues.

The goal of this council is to promote spiritual benefits for students, faculty, and staff at the UA. To that end, membership is based on adherence to accepted norms of behavior towards students, faculty, and staff, as outlined in the URC Bylaws, and not on theological or faith affiliation.

Now, as in 1948, the URC is a voluntary organization. The URC recognizes the value that being part of a religious community offers college students and that such communities have mutual needs and interests regardless of faith or theological affiliation. Therefore, we seek to gather a diverse group of campus ministers and directors of religious groups at the University of Arizona to form a cooperative council.

We are committed as a communications conduit between Southern Arizona’s Religious communities and the UA. We also value and welcome your input. Please email your questions, suggestions, or comments. 

Lin Haurani
President, University Religious Council
lchourani@aol.com

Karla Morales
Director, Office of Multicultural Advancement 
Email: kmorales12@email.arizona.edu
T 520-621-5522

Charlinda Haudley
Program Coordinator Senior, Office of Multicultural Advancement
Email: chaudley@arizona.edu
T 520-621-8266


URC Executive Board Members


Membership Directory 2020-2021

Baha'i Faith
www.tucsonbahai.co
520-838-1293Z
3237 E. Hawthorne

Catholic Newman Center
uacatholic.org
1615 E Second St.
327-4665

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
uofaxa@gmail.com(520) 519-9103

Christian Challenge
challengeaz.com
fb: ccuofa
901 N. Tyndall Ave.

Cru(Epic/Destino/BridgeZ

Cruatua.com
cruatua@gmail.com

Damascus Road
Damascusroadtucson.com

damascusroadtucson@gmail.comfb:DamascusRoadTucson

Episcopal Campus Ministry
ecm-tucson.org
715 N Park Ave
623-7575

United Methodis
Fronterawesley.org
Fb: Frontera Wesley Tucson
715 N Park Ave 
484-3902

Hillel Foundation
uahillel.org
1245 E Second St.
624-6561

Islamic Center of Tucsonictucson.org
901 E First St. 624-3233

LDS Institute
fb: Tucson AZ Institute of Religion 
1333 E Second St
623-4204

Little Chapel of All Nations
Littlechapel54.org
1401 E First St. 
623-1692

Lutheran Campus Ministry – ECLA
https://lcmuofa.org/
715 N Park Ave
623-7575

Presbyterian Campus Ministry
pcmarizona.org
715 N Park Ave 
623-7575

The Navigators
ArizonaNavs.org
ig: @arizonanavs
Arizonanavs@gmail.com

Ratio Christi
Ig & fb: RatioChristiArizona
arizona@ratiochristi.org
222-7438

Reformed University Fellowship
ig: arizonaruf
444-2443
dan.smith@ruf.org

Young Life UofA
ben4ylc@yahoo.com
ig: @yluofcats
818-723-0024

 

 

 

Meetings

The council members are alumni, educators, retirees and community members who are interested in helping the university achieve its goal of embracing our diversity as a strategic source of strength. The council meetings are open to community members. If you are a community member who is interested in joining or attending the URC meetings, please contact Office of Multicultural Advancement at oma@email.arizona.edu for more information. 

Religious Conduct on Campus

Being a part of a religious faith community can be a great source of support for college students. Many such groups exist on the University of Arizona campus. Most are helpful, ethical, and have the best interest of students at heart. Unfortunately, incidents of religious practices gone awry sometimes do occur. Listed below are several warning signs.

RED FLAGS

Religious Stalking 
Warning Signs: Persistent unwanted door knocks, phone calls, or hanging around your living space means people have crossed boundaries. You have the right to say “No,” and that should be respected. 

Invasiveness
Warning Signs: Attempts to gain inappropriate personal, financial, sexual, and/or emotional information about/from you.

Deception
Warning Signs: Failure to clearly identify themselves. A religious group’s identity, affiliation, and advertising should be unambiguous, with beliefs and practices transparent. For example, ‘surveys,’ ‘contests,’ and other recruitment methods should identify the organization and the full purpose of the contest/event.

Pressure
Warning Signs: Pressure to not date or associate with others outside the religious group; to lie to or disengage from your family and/or religious community; or to avoid other campus activities and groups.

Shame
Warning Signs: Religious groups who say that if you don’t join their group, give money, or spend time with them, then you don’t really love God.

Religious Manipulation              
Warning Signs: Strategies that target vulnerable students. Methods which seek to break down and then rebuild students. Instances of over-the-top niceness used as a form of entrapment.

PLEASE REPORT improper or questionable incidents to:

  • Dean of Students at 520-621-7059
  • Your RA or Hall Director
  • University Religious Council at 520-623-1692 or urcuofa@gmail.com
  • If in danger call UA Police Department at 9-1-1

A diversity of religious groups exist on campus. While the goal is not theological conformity, ALL religious groups should strive for:

  • Respect for students, faculty, and staff
  • Highest standards of honesty in advertising and transparency of intent
  • Greatest amount of civility toward one another

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