Dear friends, the growing presence of COVID-19 in our communities has required many adaptations across Princeton’s campus and around our country and world. The student population at Princeton has necessarily been dispersed, and I encourage everyone to refer to this page regularly to find out what programs of ours may have been postponed, canceled, or made virtual. More importantly, please know that the staff of the Office of Religious Life is still here, and is here for you. The abrupt end to our semester, and the sudden loss of our communities, campus home, and daily rhythms, has been painful. We send out our love and prayers to all, and hope that we can be in regular contact during this time of separation. We wish you and your loved ones health, courage, strength, and joy.
Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel
Princeton is actively engaged in efforts related to the impacts of coronavirus. Our top priority is to support the health and well-being of our community as we continue to advance our teaching and research mission. For the most up-to-date information, refer to the University's Coronavirus Information website.
At this time of global pandemic, when losses are mounting but funerals are not possible, when hearts are breaking alone in physical isolation but we are unable to come together to console one another, we invite you to mourn, to bless, and to remember with us on our Communal Prayer Wall.
You may use this google form to share information about a loved one who has passed away due to COVID-19, or send remembrances for someone whose name you see on this wall. You may also use this form to ask for prayer for any person or topic that is on your heart.
Online ORL Events
Shanti in Place: Zoom
Tuesdays at 12:00pm
A short guided meditation led by Hindu Life Chaplain, Vineet Chander, followed by an examination of a relevant yoga teaching and how it might be put into practice right now. All are welcome, and no experience with meditation or spirituality is required.
If joining by phone, dial +1 (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID: 694 496 5214.
Qur'anic Study Circle: Zoom
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
The study circle seeks to understand — historically, spiritually, ethically, and contemporarily — the passages that make up one of the most significant chapters of the Qur’an. This study circle is led by Imam Sohaib Sultan, the Muslim Life Chaplain.
Hour of Power Worship Service: Zoom
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
A mid-week worship service with Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel, Theresa Thames, where you can renew your mind, revive your spirit, and replenish your soul!
Mindfulness Meditation: Zoom
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Associate Dean of Religious Life, Matt Weiner, leads a weekly meditation hour focused on breathing. If joining by phone, dial +1 (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID 558 173 148.
Daily Meditation: Zoom
Weekdays at 4:00 p.m.
A daily 10-minute meditation session with Associate Dean of Religious Life, Matthew Weiner. If joining by phone, dial +1 (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID 558 173 148.
Jummah Online Gathering: Zoom
Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
An opportunity to experience the sacredness of the day of Friday — a day of joy and forgiveness for the believers, with Imam Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Life Chaplain.
Sunday Worship Service: YouTube
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
The ORL's ecumenical Sunday services led by Dean Alison Boden and Dean Theresa Thames are recorded and posted on YouTube. The services remain archived so that you can return to them whenever you might find helpful.
Online ORL Projects
The LECTION Project presents the interpretations of Christian religious leaders and scholars on biblical and political topics that will dominate the races for national, state, and local offices. The goal of the Project is simply to inform and inspire the thinking, believing, and acting of people of faith during a particularly formative time of national debate, direction setting and dialogue about our deepest values.
Listen to the Chapel Choir via Soundcloud - featuring high quality audio recordings of the highlight concerts over the years, courtesy of Penna Rose and John Baker.