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- Sri Lanka Memorial - Reflections on Easter morningby Gail Stearns on April 24, 2019 at 4:07 pm
You are invited to join us at the Fish Interfaith Center this Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. for a remembrance of those killed in Sri Lanka, and of their families. Come to offer your words, prayers from your traditions, or to light a candle in memory. If you cannot join us then, I hope you will The post Sri Lanka Memorial appeared first on Chapman Blogs.
- Join us to Remember New Zealandby Gail Stearns on March 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Dear Chapman community, Our hearts are deeply saddened and we stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the wake of the horrible deaths from gunfire in the Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque on Friday, March 14. At least 49 people were killed and 20 more seriously wounded in this act of terrorism. Our thoughts and The post Join us to Remember New Zealand appeared first on Chapman Blogs.
- Fish Interfaith welcomes new Director of Jewish Life and Chaplain to campusby Gail Stearns on September 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm
The Fish Interfaith Center is delighted to introduce our new part-time Director of Jewish Life and Chaplain to the University, Rabbi Corie Yutkin. Rabbi Corie was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Bradley University and completed her Bachelor of Science in psychology from DePaul University. She received her Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew The post Fish Interfaith welcomes new Director of Jewish Life and Chaplain to campus appeared first on Chapman Blogs.
- The Dog in the Hammock - Reflection upon the Inauguration of President Daniele Struppaby Gail Stearns on October 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm
On September 30, 2016, we celebrated the interfaith commitment of Chapman University while upholding our nation’s tradition of holding a worship service upon the inauguration of a President. People have asked for the copy of a meditation I gave at this Interfaith Service of Blessing upon the Inauguration of President Daniele Struppa at Chapman University The post The Dog in the Hammock appeared first on Chapman Blogs.
- Standing with and educating for Islamby Gail Stearns on December 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm
At this difficult time in interfaith relations when one of our faith traditions is under attack, I am reminded of a poem by Martin Niemoller. An ardent nationalist in Germany, Niemoller was a German pastor and theologian who at first supported Hitler’s rise to power, then later organized a group of German Christian pastors opposed The post Standing with and educating for Islam appeared first on Chapman Blogs.
- Holidays highlight our Passion for Service and Religious Freedomby Gail Stearns on April 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm
As I write this, we are in the midst of holy celebrations for several of our religious traditions. It is the beginning of Passover for the Jews, the remembrance of God’s delivery of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. It is Holy Week for the Christians, commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus. In a The post Holidays highlight our Passion for Service and Religious Freedom appeared first on Chapman Blogs.
- Creating a Safe Space for Dialogueby Gail Stearns on February 26, 2015 at 5:11 pm
This week in the news there have been criticisms of Chapman University for hosting Elder Jeffrey Holland, a member of the Quorum of Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because of the Mormon Church association with Proposition 8. We want to clarify that The Fish Interfaith Center staff at Chapman University is The post Creating a Safe Space for Dialogue appeared first on Chapman Blogs.