Faith and Spirituality

“Developing strength, courage and inner peace requires time. Don’t expect quick and immediate results, under the pretext that you decided to change. Every action you perform allows this decision to become effective within your heart.” –  Dalai Lama

Recognizing diversity, working with multiculturalism and assimilating interculturality takes us out of our institutional comfort zone and challenges us to boost creativity, allowing our faculty to be a space in which all people can be happy and develop all your potential.

The University as an institution constituted in the light of reason, is a place of knowledge and plurality. However, it is also a space for abstractions: in addition to artistic manifestations, philosophical, spiritual and religious are also part of the extra curricular daily life. Thus, we understand that FEUP should be a space of freedom, promoting spiritual growth, independent of creed and worship.

Religious practitioners are exempted from attending classes and can take examinations on different dates whenever classes or examinations coincide with the established days of rest and worship of their religious faith – Religious Practitioner

Coexistence, more than admitting the existence, implies respect in the recognition of the other’s belief or disbelief as equally legitimate.
The recognition of an unlimited dimension of existence, which may or may not go through some religious explanation, presupposes tolerance.

Spirituality is the search for the meaning and purpose of life through the transcendence of the physical world, which impels us to act in the good, which strengthens us and prepares us for daily issues, which leads us to find other meanings and interests in life, which encourages to achieve the much desired inner peace, capable of calming the mind and calming the heart.

The Pope prays, the Dalai-Lama meditates, the rabbis chant their pleas, the evangelicals sing their praises to God, the Islamists recite the Holy Quran … An atheist, when he meditates and practices an act that benefits the community, is also to pray.

The path of spirituality is the path of balance, love, peace, compassion, reconnection, essence, happiness, harmony and faith.

All spiritual practices are valid, regardless of the religion, form or technique chosen by the practitioner.

Spirituality can be practiced at any time, regardless of location, however, if you are on the path of spirituality through religion, you can see here some places of worship in the city of Porto.