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Faith


Here are some initial points of contact for different faith groups within Cambridge University. More university faith groups can be found here

Buddhism

CU Buddhist Society

Cambridge University Buddhist Society, the second oldest Buddhist society in Britain and the first run by students, has provided Cambridge's diverse community with an opportunity to meet Buddhist thought and philosophy since its founding in 1955. The society has evolved according to the changing interests of its members and anyone interested in Buddhism is encouraged to join and influence the society's activities. At present, the CUBS main activities are the weekly discussion circles, and various talks by members of the Buddhist community: scholars, meditation teachers, writers, and Buddhist monks and nuns. The society also provides information on local activities such as meditation classes and groups, talks and retreats.

Please visit our website or email buddhist@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch.

Christianity

Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union

University life presents Christians with a great opportunity to live-out and explain the truth about Jesus. The Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union is made up of college groups where we are able to make friends and support each other in our individual evangelism. As the combined body of the CICCU we aim to share the Gospel with our friends, support one another in prayer, Bible study, and teaching , and broaden our world vision of God's work. CICCU is not a church and encourages attendance at one of the local churches, where we can serve and be supported.

Please visit our website or email ciccu@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch.

Hinduism

CU Hindu Cultural Society

CUHCS is a thriving, dynamic society offering a wonderful opportunity for social interaction whilst providing the chance to sample and learn a little about the rich heritage and culture of Hinduism.

Please visit our website or email hindu@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch.

CU Krishna Consciousness Society

CUKCS aims to introduce India's ancient Vedic culture to students through the mediums of music, philosophy, yoga, meditation, drama, dance and vegetarian cooking. We aim to reach beyond the boundaries of cast, creed and colour, by establishing the science of the soul, and to help students find spiritual solutions to material problems such as alcoholism, drug abuse, social and academic pressures by promoting simple living and high thinking.

Please visit our website or email Krishna@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch

Islam

CU Islamic Society

The CU Islamic Society aims to both facilitate the needs of Muslims as well as to inform the wider student population about Islam in an effort to redress misconceptions. In this vein we have a plethora of events ranging from charity fasts to study circles to awareness weeks to weekly football. Membership is absolutely free of charge and open to everyone

Please visit our website or email islamic@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch

Jainism

Jain Cultural Society

A faith-based society, aimed at promoting world peace and unity. It is an attempt to preach the path of non-violence and compassion to all living beings. By reaching out to the young souls of today, we hope to create a better tomorrow. There are a number of activities in store such as Sanskrit classes, seminars on Jainism and science, vegan baking sessions, fundraising activities for animals shelters and much more. So, come along to help create a more compassionate world around us.

Email jainsoc@cusu.ac.uk.

Judaism

CU Jewish Society

CUJS aims to serve the needs of all Jewish students in Cambridge, regardless of affiliation and background. We endeavour to offer something for everyone; whether you are interested in socialising , learning , playing sport , praying, eating , drinking or a whole host of other activities, there should be some way you can do these things in a Jewish environment through CUJS.

Please visit our website or email jewish@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch

Sikhism

CU Sikh Society

CU Sikh Society has achieved nationwide status having organised large events, weekly discussion forums, Gurbaani workshops and incredible social events for its members. Events have been organised with CU societies (e.g. CU Jewish Society) and universities around the country and have included Gatka (the Sikh martial art) and a lively human rights violations talk.

Please visit our website or email sikh@cusu.cam.ac.uk to get in touch