We support your faith at Kingston University – we work in partnership with local faith communities to offer spiritual care to our students and staff.
We stand for:
- Support – listening, guidance, friendship and prayer.
- Community – building relationships and trust.
- Understanding – learning about our own beliefs and those of others.
- Creativity – seeing the world in new ways.
- Spirituality – exploring faith, prayer and meaning.
- Faith and Spirituality Centre
Room 8A, Town House
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: 020 8417 2940
"We have just entered the period of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is regarded by Muslims as the holiest month of the year and is commemorated as the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. Ramadan is marked by the refraining from food and drink during daylight hours. The time of fasting comes to an end in the great festival of Eid ul-Fitr, which takes place this year on or around 27th July (depending on the sighting of the new moon).
Ramadan represents one of the five pillars of Islam and centres on the discipline of abstinence as a way of honouring the command of God and in remembering God’s dominion in every aspect of life. It is a regime that adherents undertake with humility and devotion, enduring the rigours of self-denial as an act of gratitude for the boundless providence of God. Fasting builds up strength to face testing times when they come and is also a sign of solidarity with the poor, who are often hungry and thirsty. Read more