Earth Day: Celebrating Our Connection to Spirit & Planet

April 14, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Renewing Our Connection to Spirit and Planet Spring is the season of hope and renewal, as joyously expressed throughout the world’s religious and spiritual traditions. Is it any wonder why all of humanity’s faiths celebrate the return of spring with such religious richness? Easter, Pesach, Holi, Ramadan, Nowruz, Ostara, Purim, Ridvan, Vaisakhi, and Wesak are


Ramadan Musings: The gravity of a small act

April 12, 2021 by Shaykh Jibreel Speight | Uncategorized

Based upon crescent moon sightings and astronomical calculations, the Holy Month of Ramadan will most likely begin the evening of April 12th. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is when all Muslims of able body and mind perform a month-long fast (the Islamic calendar is lunar, and a month is by


Why a Vigil Table? Why do we gather to remember those who have died?

April 7, 2021 by Rev. Nancy Brink | Uncategorized

Why a Vigil Table? Why do we gather to remember those who have died? I pose two questions today—questions I have gotten from others. First, what is a vigil table? In the world of the Fish chaplains and staff, it is a table set in sacred space where people can come, sit and reflect, pray


A Message on Joy and Sadness in our Return to Normalcy

March 31, 2021 by | Uncategorized

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”


CU letter of solidarity with AAPIs

March 12, 2021 by Rev. Cisa Payuyo | Uncategorized

As the Lunar New Year celebrations of last February fade into poignant memories for much of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, those memories have been discolored by the surge of anti-Asian hate in the form of violence, harassment, racial slurs, and other related actions since the pandemic struck. The most vulnerable of


Fish "Three-Week Refresher" Course

February 28, 2021 by | Uncategorized

IMPORTANT NOTE – This program is specifically aimed for those participating in the current “Research Study on the Health Benefits of Mindfulness” undertaken by Chapman’s Brain Institute. If you wish to participate in this research study —  or you are interested in taking a future Mindfulness program at Fish — please contact Dr. Jay Kumar


Student Reflection

January 25, 2021 by Yasmeen Abu Khalaf | Uncategorized

Working at the Fish Interfaith Center has been an incredible part of my journey as a student at Chapman. My freshman year at Chapman I really struggled to find a community and a space that felt truly inclusive and welcoming. So I was quite pleased when I learned that Fish was hiring my sophomore year


See the Wisdom of Coming Together

January 9, 2021 by | Peace & Social Justice

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

December 22, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

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


Feeling the Finals Stress? here are 10 tips to cope!

December 4, 2020 by | Uncategorized

1. Schedule time to talk to a Chaplain Visit the Listening Windows Booking Page to sign up. 2. Drop into Be Seen, Be Heard, Be loved A space led by Yvette Hernandez ’13 3. Practice Centering Prayer Connecting with God: Growing with Centering Prayer  4. Draw your own labyrinth on paper and trace it with

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