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


Giving Thanks for What We Have

November 25, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays, I’d like to share a personal mantra with you that I find to be true: In order to enjoy a future of abundance and happiness, you need to express gratitude for what you have in the present. Enjoy our “Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving” video For many of our


That anxiety you feel right now – it’s not your fault!

October 27, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Who wouldn’t feel it right now? It’s coming from all around us. Living with COVID-19; these terrifying, out-of-control wildfires; protesting the systematization of white supremacy and calling for justice for all people; and an erratic Presidential election – all call us to live with uncertainty in unprecedented ways. Some days it feels to me like


Ten Tips for Coping with “Election Anxiety”

October 26, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Hey Panthers, Are you feeling stressed over the upcoming election or anxiously awaiting official results? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling apprehensive and nervous over the 2020 presidential election. That’s up from 52% in 2016! There’s now even a term for it — Election Stress Disorder (ESD). Why are so

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