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Weekly Prayer Gathering in the Time of Covid Past Prayer Services

August 10, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Every Friday 10:30-45am PST Join Rev. Nancy Brink, Attallah Endowed Director of Church Relations at Chapman University, and members of the Chapman community as we lift our hearts together, engaging resources from the Bible as well as from contemporary writers. Links to Prayers Services: Friday, April 10 Friday, April 17 Friday, April 24 Friday, May

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Supporting the People of Lebanon from Civic Engagement Initiatives and the Fish Interfaith Center

August 7, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Even in a world where barely a household or business has been untouched by COVID-19 and hospitals have been overrun, people in countries across the world reached out with heartbreak and condolences for the people of Lebanon upon learning of Tuesday’s devastation following a deadly massive explosion in Beruit. “Every single business in Beirut has

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Healing Our Nation’s Soul Reflection by Dr. Jay Kumar (Director of Contemplative Practices & Well-being)

June 30, 2020 by | Mental Health & Wellness

HEALING OUR NATION’S SOUL “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi If You’re Hurting, You’re Not Alone As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and commemorate our nation’s independence, like many of us right now, my heart feels heavy. My soul hurts. While navigating through the array of conflicting emotions over the

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The Syllabus Reflection by Prof. Mildred Lewis

June 25, 2020 by | Uncategorized

It’s that time again to begin creating or revising syllabi for fall – this year for “hyflex” classrooms! I am deeply grateful to Mildred Lewis for helping open our awareness, as faculty prepare and students scan “The Syllabus.” Gail Stearns, Dean, Wallace All Faiths Chapel In my first semester of college I realized that syllabi

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Juneteenth is Not a Cookout Reflection by Shaykh Jibreel Speight

June 18, 2020 by Shaykh Jibreel Speight | Chaplain Musings

Educational institutions throughout the country teach the Civil War. Dates, specific individuals, locations, and that little issue known as slavery are the pillars of Civil War teachings. We all have learned about the Civil War. We all claim to know its reasons. We may have even entertained ourselves watching movies about it. After we “learn”

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Knitting with Pain Reflection by Dr. Jacob Rennaker, John A. Widtsoe Fellow

June 15, 2020 by Dr. Jacob Rennaker | Chaplain Musings

Pain can easily tear a community apart–especially when some feel that pain more deeply than others. On the other hand, pain can bring a community closer together than ever before. What makes the difference? Knitting. Yes, I believe that knitting makes all the difference between a community on the verge of self-destruction and a community

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