Gail Stearns

Gail Stearns

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Against Anti-Semitism and Violence Against All Individuals from The Fish Interfaith Center

May 24, 2021 by | Fish Interfaith Center

As members of the Fish Interfaith Center staff, we are dedicated to furthering interfaith interaction and developing the spiritual resources for true listening, care, and dialogue. More than ever, we commit ourselves to mutual respect and joint action toward a world where none are subject to violence. We oppose increasing attacks against individuals in the

A Time to Remember

April 21, 2021 by | Fish Interfaith Center

Join the Fish Interfaith Center staff Chapman Community Memorial Service Monday, April 26 at 4 pm PST to remember the individual and collective loss we have experienced throughout this year Memorial services or funerals have been part of every culture and every religious, spiritual, and many secular traditions. One of the hardest parts of the

A Message on Joy and Sadness in our Return to Normalcy from Gail Stearns, Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel

March 31, 2021 by | Fish Interfaith Center

Welcome back! Welcome back to campus to those who are reentering for classes. Welcome back to some semblance of normalcy for those who may soon see loved ones again after a long year apart. Welcome back to feeling hopeful that we will see an end to this pandemic! “It’s OK to Feel Joy Right Now”

See the Wisdom of Coming Together Join Pro-Ject Understanding January 30

January 9, 2021 by | Fish Interfaith Center

At this moment in history, as we recover from a difficult year and launch into a new year of 2021, the importance of speaking across all understandings, including religious, cannot be emphasized enough. We need one another as we move forward through this pandemic, and as we navigate our differences in our communities, nation and

A Season of Waiting By Gail Stearns, Dean of the Chapel

December 22, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

As the season of Advent closes, whether one believes the ancient biblical tale of Jesus’ birth is divinely inspired, or sees it as a metaphor or simply an author’s tale, there is one part of the story that relates to the particular plight of countless people of throughout history. But it’s not the part that

That anxiety you feel right now – it’s not your fault! Reflection by Dr. Gail Stearns

October 27, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

Who wouldn’t feel it right now? It’s coming from all around us. Living with COVID-19; these terrifying, out-of-control wildfires; protesting the systematization of white supremacy and calling for justice for all people; and an erratic Presidential election – all call us to live with uncertainty in unprecedented ways. Some days it feels to me like

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