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Reflections on Juneteenth – two perspectives By Shaykh Jibreel Speight and Rev. Nancy Brink

June 16, 2021 by Shaykh Jibreel Speight | Uncategorized

My Juneteenth Reflection Brought to you by a Black Muslim In January 1865, the 13th Amendment formally abolished slavery in the United States. Nearly two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, General Gordon Granger and Union soldiers traveled to Galveston, Texas, to bring the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved

Introducing The Saint Johns Bible by Rev. Nancy Brink

June 9, 2021 by Rev. Nancy Brink | Uncategorized

It is finished. I mean no disrespect to Jesus, but this month I completed a project that has been four years in the making. Chapman is now the permanent home of the Heritage Edition of The Saint Johns Bible. In addition to the purchasing the Bible, my campus team of 10 went to Saint Johns

Intellectual Wellness: Always Learning by Jennifer Ruby

May 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

It is important to always learn new things and expand one’s knowledge. Whether that be a new language, a new book, a new recipe, planting a vegetable you have never planted before, watching a new genre of movies, or attending a master class. Intellectual wellness is a key component of the eight dimensions of wellness

A Time to Remember

April 21, 2021 by | Uncategorized

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

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 By Shaykh Jibreel Speight

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

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

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