Calvin University Chimes

Calvin censors Islam-themed piece at classical concert

Josh Parks

February 26, 2016

Members of the vocal ensemble Cantus revealed during their concert at Calvin last Friday, Feb. 19, that the college had censored a piece whose lyrics contained Muslim themes. The concert, part of the music department’s Guest A...

Wheaton professor leaves over religious dispute

Eckhart Chan

February 14, 2016

This week appears to mark the end of a several-month-long feud at Wheaton College which began back on Dec. 10, 2015. Professor Larycia Hawkins posted photos on social media of herself wearing a hijab to class. Wheaton Coll...

Stampede during Muslim Pilgrimage: Over 700 Worshippers Killed

Marisa Heule

October 3, 2015

Last week Thursday, Muslims around the world met to celebrate the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Saudi city of Mina, just outside of Mecca. Here, during the Feast of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, a procession of worshippers...

Imam of Grand Rapids’ oldest mosque seeks interfaith understanding

Kate Parsons

April 29, 2015

As you enter the Islamic Center of West Michigan, a paper sign instructs you to remove your shoes and silence your cell phones. After hours, the building is quiet and solemn. The imam, or religious leader, of the center, Dr....

Opinion: Muslim-Christian interfaith dialogue is important

Bryan Burke

February 26, 2015

The Calvin College Middle East Club’s recent trip to Dearborn, Mich., has reaffirmed my belief that it is of the utmost importance for modern day Christians to understand Islam and that Christians should enter into dialogue...

Salaam conference seeks understanding of Islam for Christians

Josh Parks

February 12, 2015

Although love is the traditional focus of Valentine’s Day, the Salaam Project conference will be moving a couple fruits of the Spirit over to concentrate on peace on Saturday, Feb. 14. Hosted by Calvin Theological Seminary,...