Gail Stearns

Gail Stearns

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You are Invited! Chapman’s Baccalaureate Service Thursday, May 19 @7pm

April 26, 2022 by | Fish Interfaith Center

We are delighted to invite you to Chapman’s Baccalaureate Service for graduating students, and their families, of all faiths or philosophies. Join us Thursday, May 19, 7:00 pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. This is a more intimate gathering than the weekend commencement ceremonies, including words from graduates themselves, and an personal message to each

A Sacred Convergence Reflection by Dean Gail Stearns

April 9, 2022 by | Fish Interfaith Center

A Ramadan Iftar dinner; an annual festive Vaisakhi celebration; the Passover Seder; Good Friday’s reading of the Passion. All of these take place during the week of April 11, 2022 at the Fish Interfaith Center. As I write, I am preparing for a week of sacred convergence – when these important religious holidays converge. Whether

Responding to Ukraine as the Chapman community

March 4, 2022 by | Fish Interfaith Center

I am writing to you on March 4. On this date in 1861, in Washington, DC, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States. In Woodland, CA, Hesperian College timed its opening to coincide with Lincoln’s inauguration. At the time, colleges were being established all over the west, but this one

Mindful, Mad, and Grateful after Colleyville Reflection by Dr. Gail Stearns

January 24, 2022 by | Fish Interfaith Center

As I write this I am mindful, mad, and grateful on the heels of the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. I am mindful that anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly face in our country, a place that should be one of equality and justice, home to persons of all religions and

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