Faith, Religion and Belief
The University seeks to be a place where all staff and students feel safe and welcome regardless of their identity or background, and to be a place where diverse perspectives are respected.
Queen's is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, good relations and respect for diversity in the workplace and on campus generally. This involves creating and sustaining an inclusive environment that values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and student body, in pursuance of the principle of equality of opportunity which is enshrined in our Charter of 1908.
Queen’s has a diverse student and staff population with 13 faiths and denominations currently represented at Queen’s.
For many university students and staff, faith can play an important and integral role in how a person sees their identity and experiences every aspect of daily life.
The terms ‘faith’ ‘religion’ and ‘belief’ can mean different things to different people and people may relate to one but not the others. Many religious people do not practise all aspects of a religion or may interpret or practice certain aspects differently to others. ‘Belief’ also includes Humanism, atheism and other non-religious beliefs and philosophies.
The University has a number of Chaplains who provide pastoral and faith support to staff and students.
Belfast also has a Hindu Temple, located in the city's Indian Community Centre, and a mosque, in the Islamic Centre in Wellington Park, a few minutes' walk from the University.