8:32 Society: Christian Alumni Affinity

The 8:32 Society: Christian Alumni Affinity
Our Mission
The 8:32 Society is a network of Christian alumni who are committed to supporting each
other in faith, scholarship, and vocation. We look to engage both timeless
human questions and specific contemporary challenges across diverse academic
disciplines from a distinctly Christian perspective through intellectually rigorous dialogue.
We seek to discover how our unique gifts, in the context of our specific professions,
can glorify God and promote the flourishing of human society.

The name 8:32 Society comes from the Johns Hopkins University
motto Veritas vos liberabit, which translates from Latin into English as
the truth shall set you free, and comes from the scripture verse John 8:32.
The Need
Christians on campus and in the professional world have unique opportunities and challenges that
require intellectual, spiritual and community support from Christian peers and colleagues in their field.
While students grow intellectually through their university coursework, they also seek to understand how
what they learn in the classroom intersects with their faith and life outside of academia. Alumni and
faculty represent an often untapped resource of wisdom and experience in exploring these questions,
but logistic challenges can prevent mutually beneficial connections from ever occurring. Additionally,
alumni often feel isolated in their career and struggle to integrate their work and spiritual life.

Recent movements have been emerging on college campuses to meet these needs
such as Christian journals, study centers, conferences on career and faith, and alumni
groups. These efforts have synergistically strengthened and brought together existing
campus ministries, filling a gap not met by local churches, bridging the disconnect and
distrust that often develops between academia and the Christian community, and connecting
alumni, faculty, and students so that individuals receive the professional and intellectual
support they need both during and after their studies.

We seek to cultivate this movement in the Johns Hopkins Christian community by leveraging
the strength of Christian Hopkins alumni, networking alumni, faculty and students, and
thus mentoring the next generation of Johns Hopkins Christian leaders.

Upcoming Events


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Past Events


Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Christian Faculty Dinner
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Inaugural Christian Dinner
Saturday, October 29, 2016


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Affinity communities are groups made up of members of the Johns Hopkins community, predominantly alumni and students who come together around an industry vertical or subject/area of interest.

Reach the affinity team at affinity@jhu.edu with any questions!