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MIT Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists

MITAAH (MIT Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists) provides an open forum for students skeptical of religious claims to express and discuss their opinions. The group’s primary activities consist of guest speakers and discussions both via an e-mail list and in person. The discussions include a variety of topics, from evolution to the death penalty and from the origin of beauty to invisible pink unicorns. They have held talks and discussions with Prof. Steven Pinker, MIT chaplains, and many others.

This fall, MITAAH plans to hold a lecture by renowned magician and skeptic James Randi at 7pm on September 8 in 26-100. As a magician, he knows how to fool people, and as a skeptic, he is an expert at spotting foolishness.

For more information or to join the mailing list: <http://www.mit.edu/~mitaah/>, mitaah-officers@mit.edu

Asian Baptist Student Koinonoia

MIT ABSK is made up of about 30 students who want to dedicate their lives to God and to each other. Through Bible study, fellowship, and prayer, members want to know God more and make him known on the MIT campus. The group welcomes any and all people who want to come and learn about God and practice the life that he offers in Jesus Christ.

We hold weekly Bible studies on Friday nights. In addition, the group sponsors many of activities including retreats, study breaks, and more. But these are only the “official” meetings. Members enjoy eating, studying, and playing together. By sharing their lives, members find they can grow and keep each other accountable in living responsible lives as Christians. And we have a lot of fun, too.

Every spring semester ABSK holds a Christian Festival, presenting original skits, in which we try to convey the gospel in a memorable and entertaining way. Through working together to present these skits, members experience a lot of what it means to be in the body of Christ.

For more information: <http://www.mit.edu/ ~absk>, tliu@mit.edu

Korean Christian Fellowship

MITKCF is a community of students committed to following Jesus Christ. The purpose of the organization is to find and practice the connection between faith and daily living through teaching, prayer, and fellowship. Members do this together through weekly meetings in large and small group settings, as well as in other less formal activities.

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in 20 Chimneys (third floor of the student center). To find out more, attend a meeting.

For more information: gbae@mit.edu, asliu@mit.edu, or pkkim@mit.edu.

Latter-day Saint Student Association

The MIT Latter-day Saint Student Association is a priesthood-directed organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) that seeks to meet the needs of individual college students. The group meets each Monday night at 9 to share with each other a spiritual message, play a fun game, enjoy a good snack, meet with friends and avoid homework. They also help direct interested students to different theological classes offered in the Religious Activities Center. Some of these classes include The Old Testament, The Teachings of Jesus Christ, The Writings of John, and The Book of Mormon.

This summer, members had a blast at the first Annual MIT LDSSA Barbeque hosted by the group’s generous faculty advisor and his kind family. They also enjoy each other’s company throughout the year during a variety of activities and service projects. Additionally, the Boston Temple is currently under construction, so one of the focuses for this year is to make people aware of the opportunity to take a tour once it is completed.

For more information about future activities, institute classes, church meeting times and place, Family Home Evening and LDSSA members: <http://web.mit.edu/ldssa/ www/index.html>, ldssa-request@mit.edu