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Standing Together in the face of disasters and injustice

September 17, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Dear friends, colleagues, students, staff, Chapman community, I hope this finds you well and safe. We are thinking of everyone in your many settings and unique ways of being engaged in teaching, learning, working, and going about your daily lives. We are mindful of those in the regions who are suffering fires and deadly smoke;

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

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

Tradition! Reflection by Rev. Cisa Payuyo

June 8, 2020 by Rev. Cisa Payuyo | Chaplain Musings

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of our shelter-in-place orders, I shared with my beloved that I had never watched the movie Fiddler on the Roof. I never saw the musical play in person either. As a Filipino American born and raised in Los Angeles, I grew up going to family parties where oftentimes

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