The chaplaincies play a crucial role in providing timely and compassionate responses to the needs of various religious and secular communities on campus. With their deep understanding and respect for diverse beliefs and practices, chaplains are adept at offering guidance, support, and a listening ear to students, faculty, and staff. Whether it's organizing interfaith dialogues, leading religious services, or facilitating discussions on ethical and spiritual matters, chaplains create inclusive spaces where individuals can explore and express their faith or worldview freely. They offer a source of comfort during times of personal or communal crises, providing solace, counseling, and resources to those in need. Through their tireless efforts, chaplaincies foster an environment of understanding, acceptance, and unity, fostering a sense of belonging and promoting the holistic well-being of the campus community.
The storming of the Capitol on January 6 has left many people shaken and freshly reminded of the virulent power of white supremacy in the United States.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in which people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy received the news.
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 Healing and Grieving Wall.
Rev. Alison Boden gives a warm welcome to all at this annual gathering in remembrance of 9/11.