News and Programs 3.25.21
Holy Week 2021
Emory Beloved Community Holy Week 2021 
  • Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. (EDT), Zoom
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. (EDT), Zoom 
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 4, 11:00 a.m. (EDT), Zoom
All are welcome. Register for services here (same link for each service and you only need to register once). 
For more information, please email
Sign up for Holy Week Services Here
The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe
The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary
General Board of Church and Society UMC
Beloved Community Protestant Worship: Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Zoom
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crower
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Sermon: "Between What Matters and What Seems to Matter"
The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe is the General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. She has served as the social justice agency’s top executive since 2014 after 22 years of serving as Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life at Emory University. For 16 years, Henry-Crowe served as a member of the United Methodist Judicial Council, the denomination’s “Supreme Court.” She is the first woman elected president of the Judicial Council, serving in that role from 2008-2012.
Ordained an elder in The United Methodist Church, she continues to be a member of the South Carolina Annual Conference. In South Carolina she served in three pastoral appointments, and as associate director and then director of the Conference Council on Ministries.
All are welcome to join us for Beloved Community here.
Religious Life Holiday Learning Series - Passover
Religious Holiday Learning Series: Passover
On Wednesday, March 24, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) and the Graduate Student Government Association hosted a lunch and learn session on the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover. Rabbi Jordan Braunig, Emory Jewish Chaplain, moderated a discussion with Dr. Paul Root Wolpe, Director of the Center for Ethics, Dr. Nancy Newman, Jolley Chair of Ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center, and Rebecca Noymer, President of Jewish Emory Graduate Students. If you missed the event, the video recording can be viewed above. View other events in the religious holiday series here
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Government Association and OSRL.
Seder 101: Everything You Need to Know
Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. EST, Virtual
Are you hosting your own seder for the first time or looking to make your Passover a bit more exciting and meaningful? Please join Rabbi Jordan Braunig, Emory’s Jewish Chaplain, and Taylor Baruch, Senior Jewish Educator at Hillels of Georgia, for an interactive, discussion-based workshop with best practices and pro-tips for an exciting Pesach. All are welcome.
Register here
Chabad and Hillel Passover Meals
Chabad and Hillel are teaming up to offer you kosher lunch and dinner during Passover. Sign up for Hillel lunch on the Hillel Hive. Sign up for Chab ad Dinner by texting "events" to 404-999-7787. 

Passover Schedule 2021
Register on the Hillel Hive for seder meals and lunches.

Ramadan 2021: Sign up for Suhoor and Iftar Meals
Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Emory Dining are pleased to provide suhoor and iftar meals for students currently living on Clairmont Campus or Main Campus and observing Ramadan (April 12-May 12, 2021).
Iftar and suhoor (for the following morning) meals can be picked up at a time that will be announced by Thursday, April 1, 2021. Please complete the form below by Thursday, April 1, 2021 to request meals. Meal pick up location will be by area of residence: Main Campus at DCT,  Clairmont Campus at SAAC. 
To sign up, please click here. For questions or support, please contact Dr. Isam Vaid by clicking here or the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life by clicking here.
Spring Religious Observances Dining Offerings
As we rapidly approach spring religious observances, below is an overview of offerings from campus dining, both on campus and for students in ECCH:
Passover (begins sundown, Friday, March 26; ends at sundown Friday, April 2)
Kosher for Passover meals will be provided in the DCT for students enrolled in a Kosher meal plan. Matzah will also be provided at the DCT, Cox, and SAAC for the many students not on a Kosher meal plan but who choose not to eat bread during the week. There will be visible signage to inform students of these offerings. Both Kosher for Passover meals and/or matzah will be offered to observing students in ECCH during the weeklong observance. 
Ramadan (begins the evening of April 12; continues through May 12)
Observing students will be able to pick up both breakfast (suhur) and dinner (iftar) boxed meals at times appropriate for observance. Specialized menus will include the most requested and traditional menu items for both dinner and breakfast to be picked up each evening. There will be visible signage to inform students of these offerings. Plans have also been made to deliver evening and breakfast meals simultaneously to students in ECCH observing Ramadan. For students who may still be in ECCH at the end of Ramadan on May 12, we will provide a customary festive dinner meal to commemorate Eid al-Fitr.
Western Easter (Sunday, April 14)
Fun, festive sweet treats will be offered both in the DCT as well as in meals delivered to students in ECCH.
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding dining offerings:
Dave Furhman, Senior Director, Campus Life
Mid-Week Music - 3.24.21
Midweek Musical Meditation -- Wednesday, March 24, 2021
This week, we make space to breath and remember those who have been lost in the recent shootings in Atlanta and in Boulder.
Midweek Musical Meditation
Wednesdays during term, 12:00-12:15 p.m. EST, Zoom and Facebook Live
All are invited to reflect and decompress in a mid-week, mid-day time of sacred music. Join Maury Allums, OSRL Director of Music, and the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life in taking a moment to breathe, relax, and connect with others in our community.
Visit to register for this weekly event via Zoom and to receive updates on our weekly musical reflections. You can also watch live on Facebook by visiting the Emory OSRL Facebook page.
Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. For more information contact
Welcoming Interfaith and Spiritual Exploration
Interfaith Pre-Orientation Program August 2021:
Apply to be a Peer Mentor
Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021
Emory University OSRL and student leaders are planning an interfaith pre-orientation program for incoming first-year students for mid-August 2021. This program will welcome new students and provide participants with an introduction to spiritual and interfaith life at Emory and in Atlanta. It will also welcome new students to Emory and ease their transition to college.
Returning students are invited to help plan the program and volunteer to be peer mentors. We seek Peer Mentors from diverse religious, philosophical, and spiritual backgrounds. Peer Mentors would return to campus early and lead incoming students through the program. Learn more about the program and Peer Mentor position at the video above or at our website here
For questions, please contact Zachary Cole.  
Apply Here
Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2021 | Emory University Commencement
Save the Date and Call for Contributions: Online Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021, 4:30-5:00 p.m. ET, Link TBD
Each year, we look forward to celebrating graduating seniors and sending them into the world with blessings in the Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony. Again this year this will be a video tribute, but last year's was a cherised production that brought together Emory deans, chaplains, affiliates, faculty, staff, and seniors to create a video celebration and keepsake.
Opportunity to Get Involved: If you are a graduating senior who would like to help plan the 2021 Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2021 or contribute original music, poetry, readings, dance, art or spiritual blessings and reflections, please contact Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Jordan Braunig at You can also submit ideas here
Pink and orange square flyer for Bystander Intervention events
Bystander Intervention Trainings
April 2021, Zoom
Unfortunately, anti-Asian and Asian American racism and xenophobia are not new phenomenons. It has been part of American history for a long time, and we have seen it manifested against different Asian/American and Pacific Islander communities in many ways over the years. As the coronavirus pandemic escalates, we have seen more harassment, discrimination, and even violence directed at these communities. 
In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, we at Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training as well as offering a de-escalation training to meet this moment. We would like to invite you to attend our free bystander intervention trainings. Please note you must register in advance at this link
Upcoming Programs
United Methodist Seminary Fair
Thursday, March 25, 3:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
Thinking about going to a United Methodist seminary? Check out our free United Methodist Seminary Fair with the 13 United Methodist theological schools.
Your questions about the application process will be answered and you will have plenty of time to connect with the specific schools that you are most drawn to. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry will also be present to discuss scholarships and funding for your degree. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Register for the event by clicking here, and email if you have questions.
Weekly Community and Reflection with Venerable Priya
Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST, Zoom
Join Venerable Priya, Emory Buddhist Chaplain, and other participants for a time of community and reflection together. The purpose of this time is to connect and relax with each other as we share our reflections on our favorite poems, texts, and experiences that are meaningful, whether spiritually or not. There will be pre-selected topics/texts for reflection. We also encourage you to bring a poem or text that is meaningful to you, but that is not required.
All students are welcome. To register, please click here. For more information, please contact
The Afikomen Hunt
March 29-April 2
Finding the afikomen (a hidden piece of matzah) is always a fun part of the Passover seder (ritual meal) and is symbolic of a future redemption. During the weekdays of Passover, March 29-April 2, we will hide the afikomen all over Campus. Sign up at this link to receive clues each day of the week at a random time each day that will help you find the afikomen. The first person to find the afikomen, take a selfie with it, and send it to Hillel Associate Director, Lauren, will win a prize (248-310-7524). Sponsored by Emory Hillel.
Light blue flyer of schedule for Tibet Week 2021
Virtual Emory-Tibet Week 2021
Ongoing until March 27, Zoom
Celebrating 23 years of academic collaboration between Emory University and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Compassion Center is excited to virtually host the annual Emory-Tibet Week.
We will kick off with a day-long film festival on Sunday, March 21 followed by a week of a live mandala exhibition, and daily meditations and chants with the Drepung Loseling monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet from March 22-27.
Please register here to receive the Zoom link for free. There are TWO zoom link registrations, one is for the Tibetan Film Festival on Sunday, and the other works for all the rest of the events.

Guided Meditation and Discussion
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., Join the Zoom meeting here
This week, Emory Buddhist Club welcomes back Geshe Dadul Namgyal. Geshe Dadul-la is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who serves on the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. He is an exceptional scholar and translator of Tibetan Buddhism, with years of experience in communicating the Dharma at all levels. During the meeting on Thursday, Geshe-la plans to discuss the several chapters of the Dhammapada, centered around the topic of "the mind". He will also guide a meditation and lead the recitation of "Homage to the Shakyamuni Buddha." A translation of the Dhammapada can be found by clicking here
Anti-Asian Racism and Christian Responses
Friday, March 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
The Asian/American community at Candler School of Theology and Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion invites you to join a conversation with theological educators and a local lawyer and community leader.
Dr. Kwok Pui Lan and Dr. Roger Nam have organized a session for the Candler community on "Anti-Asian Racism and Christian Responses." Three panelists will present: Dr. David Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX, Helen Kim Cho, Founding Partner of HKH Law LLC and founder of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta, and Dr. Roger S. Nam, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Candler School of Theology. Dr. Kwok will moderate.
We hope that you will join us. Please register by March 24 at this link.
Hindu Students Association Weekly Aarti
Fridays, 5:00 p.m., Zoom 
Join the Hindu Students Association (HSA) this Friday at 5:00 p.m. for a virtual meditation and Aarti facilitated the Emory HSA and Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya. We are excited to announce that the Aarti will be offered weekly. This week, Aarti will be followed by a group discussion led by the HSA discussion chairs. All are welcome to attend. Click here for the Zoom link.
Aarti is a form of worship in which a lamp, typically an oil lamp, is circled around a symbol, image, or deity while singing prayers of veneration. The various icons towards which the Aarti is performed hold unique significance across different Hindu traditions, although the atmosphere of joy and upliftment is common to all. Whether performed alone in one’s home or in a communal setting like a temple, Aarti is a ritual by which Hindus connect devotionally to their spiritual and religious principles.
For more information, please contact Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya. More about the Emory HSA and their activities can be found on their Facebook page.
Mindfulness in Action: An 8-week interactive meditation and mindfulness program
March 17-May 5
The realities of the pandemic have been difficult for us all, in different ways. It is no surprise that mindful meditation has gained increasing popularity as a method of coping, but is there more to meditation than apps can give? How do we actually include meditative practices in our lives, with practical tips? Can meditative practices serve as grounding for our work ethic, sense of self, advocacy and activism, or even our deeper sense of purpose?
Join us for eight sessions led by Dr. Aparna Ramaswamy -- professional counsellor and senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University -- as we find ways to make these ideals a reality. Featuring guided meditations, small group discussions, tips and tricks and much more. 
Eagle Food Co-Op Spring Semester Donations  
Please bring your spring semester donations to Bread Coffeehouse located at 1227 Clifton Road, Atlanta, 30307. Email for more information.
University Catholic Center
University Catholic Center Updates
Learn more about the University Catholic Center here and see their full bulletin here
  • Palm Sunday In-Person Outdoor Mass
    Sunday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. ET, University Catholic Center-1753 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta
    Sign up at this link by Sunday, March 28, to reserve your spot, weather permitting.
  • Easter Sunday In-Person Outdoor Mass
    Sunday, April 4, 11:00 a.m. ET, University Catholic Center-1753 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta
    Sign up at this link by Sunday, April 4, to reserve your spot, weather permitting.
Celebrate Holy Week with the University Catholic Center
Palm Sunday (March 28) - Sign up for 11:00 a.m. Mass In-Person or Watch Mass Online
Holy Thursday (April 1) - Watch Mass Online
Good Friday (April 2) - Watch Reflection Online
Holy Saturday (April 3) - Watch Reflection Online
Easter Sunday (April 4) - Sign up for 11:00 a.m. Mass In-Person or Watch Mass Online
View online here
Glenn Memorial Church
Holy Week and Easter Services with Glenn Memorial Church
March 28-April 4, Online and In-Person
As we prepare for the events to come in Holy Week, we at Glenn Memorial Church invite you to prepare your hearts and join us for our virtual and in-person services. For our virtual services, click here to find streaming options. For our in-person services, masks & social distancing required. Bring your own chair. Childcare available on the playground. Sign-ups required.
  • Palm Sunday
    Sunday, March 28
    Outdoor Worship at 9:30 a.m., Virtual Worship at 11:00 a.m.
    Click here to reserve your spot for outdoor worship.
  • Maundy Thursday
    Thursday, April 1
    Outdoor and Virtual Worship at 7:00 p.m.
    Join us for an outdoor service of Holy Communion that marks the beginning of the great Easter Celebration. Individually wrapped communion wafers and juice will be available. Click here to reserve your spot. Virtual worship will be available on Facebook and YouTube.
  • Good Friday
    Friday, April 2, 7:00 p.m., Facebook Live
    In this service of light and dark, word and music, we read of Christ’s suffering and death from John’s gospel— a candle is extinguished after each reading. The darkness slowly grows as the service concludes in silence, meditating on the passion of Christ. This service will be the first time we livestream from the Sanctuary with our new cameras. We hope you'll tune in to see how we've improved our space during this past year of social distancing.
  • Easter Sunday
    Sunday, April 4
    Sunrise Service at 7:15 a.m., Festival Worship at 9:30 a.m., Virtual Worship at 11:00 a.m.
    Click here to reserve your spot for the sunrise service, and click here to reserve your spot for festival worship.
SKY Campus Happiness Retreat
March 26-28, 2021
Welcome to the SKY Campus Happiness Retreat.
The Retreat has been offered to thousands of student leaders and faculty at more than 40 universities across the country. You will gain foundational stress-management and leadership skills, develop a personal daily breathing practice, develop strategies for social connection, and engage in peer-driven service initiatives. Taught over the weekend, the SKY Campus Happiness Retreat introduces the SKY Breath meditation, a scientifically validated breathing practice that significantly increases one's well-being and calmness and reduces anxiety and stress markers.
To learn more, click here or email us at
Sacred Work: Science, Religion and Human Health
Wednesday, March 31, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET, Zoom
There is a great convergence of disciplines in health science taking place in the world today. Human values are moving to the forefront of what constitutes for health of person and community. Vocations in spiritual health and religious care are turning to the importance of scientific preparation while health scientists are incorporating sacred underpinnings to discover and be present to whole person and population health. Emory University invites you to hear from two of our most accomplished scholars, Dr. Ellen L. Idler and the Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey, who will address current and future movements of these elements. Dr. George H. Grant and Dr. Charles Raison will moderate.
This is a free event that will be recorded. To learn more about our speakers and register click here.
Lamentations of Jeremiah with Glenn Memorial Church
Wednesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., ET
Commonly found as a reading during the Tenebrae service on Maundy Thursday, the book of Lamentations grieves over the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.
In this pre-recorded concert, join men from the Chancel Choir and special guests in Thomas Tallis’ settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah. This beautifully meditative piece from Renaissance England evokes the poets feeling of God deserting God's people - as we find in many psalms and other poems in Scripture. Recorded from the beautiful Glenn Sanctuary, surround yourself in the beauty of holiness as we prepare to experience Christ’s death and ultimate resurrection.
Join online with Facebook Live.
Dalit Human Rights: Interconnected Narratives of Activism and Spirituality
Wednesday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. ET, RSVP Required
Though “untouchability” has been illegal in India since 1950, the stigma and atrocities faced by communities formerly assigned that label have persisted. The most brutal effects of this are experienced by women who are often the target of sexual assault, violence, and even murder. 
This virtual conversation will focus on three key aspects that are essential for uplifting the voices of Dalit people themselves: spirituality, advocacy, and economics. The featured guest speaker is Jyothi Raj, a well-respected Dalit educator, spiritual leader, and activist for Adijans (“First Peoples,” also known as Dalits in political and religious contexts). Together Raj and celebrated Dalit artist Preetam Casimir lead the Bhooshakti Kendra in Tumkur, Karnataka. Raj and Casimir will be joined by Shareen Joshi, a professor in the Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University, who will discuss the effects of economic policy on the spirituality of Dalits in their quest for their human rights.
This event is hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and is co-sponsored by Georgetown University Dharmic Life, Georgetown University Women's Center, Princeton University’s Hindu Life Program, Yale University’s Hindu Life Program, Tufts Hindu Chaplaincy, New York University's Hindu Center, and Emory University's Hindu Chaplaincy.
Virtual Documentary Night
Friday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern
Emory Buddhist Club is co-hosting a documentary screening of "The Dhamma Brothers." This film follows a group of men incarcerated at a maximum-security prison in rural Alabama as they engage in a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat.
We meet every 2nd Friday of the month. Attendees come from around the country and range in age from 20s to 80s. We start with 3 small group discussions and end with a whole group discussion. Watch the film on your own at this link, and then join us Friday on Zoom.
We hope to see you there. If you're interested, contact for the Zoom link.

International Student Coffee Hour
Fridays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST, Zoom
International Coffee Hour is a longstanding community-building tradition at Emory where international students and scholars can meet each other over a meal or drink, learn about resources, and network.
Coffee hour will be virtual this year, and we are excited to still offer this as a time to pause and relax as a community, connect with one another, and learn about the many resources available for internationals at Emory. Feel free to drop in with any questions, concerns, just to connect with other students, scholars, and staff.
To access the zoom meeting, click here.
Off Campus Programs
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta - Weekly Enewsletter
The Regional Council of Churches Weekly Church Action eNewsletter contains events, volunteer opportunities, and resources of interest to the faith community. We welcome submissions from the community. Past issues are here. Below are a few highlights from this week's edition:
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting with Dr. Louise Gates Jr.
    Monday, March 29
    Join Georgia Public Broadcasting to explore the traditions of the Black Church with footage from Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s newest film. The film will be followed by a discussion featuring the diversity of musical and artistic practices in the Black Church.
    Register for your free ticket.  
  • Gratefulness Team Sign Up By
    Wednesday, March 31, 3:00 p.m.
    If you are interested in the Gratefulness Team, James Crews, author of How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, poetry practice. Sign up and you will receive weekly poems and prompts to create from your own experiences, Thursday, April 1 – Thursday, April 22.  Each day’s offering and reflections will remain available to you after the practice ends, so you can revisit them. Registration is free. Sign up here.
Partner Programs
In This Moment                                                 Friday, March 26, 12:00 p.m. Eastern, Zoom 
Works of art have the power to prompt, provoke, and illuminate. In a series of lunchtime talks titled In This Moment, scholars discuss works of art that reflect their time and place and provide a framework through which we can reflect on issues of our own time as well.
In a talk titled 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time': Narratives and Paintings of Layla and Majnun, Dr. Farouk Mitha of the University of Victoria, Canada and the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), will situate and then transpose the continuing fascination with this love story, reflecting on ways it holds up a mirror in Muslim contexts, as well as for our current vulnerable and global moment. Sponsored by the Carlos Museum. 
This program is made possible by the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern USA, the social governing body of the Ismaili community in the southeastern region, who are committed to supporting educational outreach initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of Islam and the historical contributions of Muslims to society. 
Friday Night Flix
Friday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern, Outdoors
Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions (SILT) is hosting an open air cinematic experience tomorrow night, free for all Emory students. We will have two movie showings each of  Wonder Woman 1984, Soul, The Croods: A New Age, and Mulan.
Registration at this link is required; please provide proof of sign-up upon admission. Refreshments will be provided by Skips Catering. Emory-branded blanket giveaway while supplies last.
The Advantage of Disadvantage: Legislative Behavior following Costly Protest
Monday, March 29, 12:00 p.m. ET, Zoom
For the next installation of the Race & Colloquium Series, the James Weldon Johnson Institute welcomes Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. LaGina Gause from the University of California, San Diego.
A growing literature demonstrates that protest influences legislators’ behavior. My book, tentatively titled The Advantage of Disadvantage, adds to this literature with a provocative claim: protests are most effective for disadvantaged populations. Following protest, lower resource groups (namely White, affluent, and well-organized groups) are more likely than their counterparts (racial and ethnic minorities, low-income communities, and those not mobilized by formal interest groups) to see their interests supported in legislation. 
All events are free but registration is required. Please register by clicking here.  
Pride Awards
Tuesday, March 30, 6:00 p.m. ET, Online
The Office of LGBT Life is excited to announce that our biggest event of the year, the annual Pride Awards, is coming up soon. Join us for a virtual celebration to highlight the contributions of our community members and celebrate our graduating LGBTQ+ students.
We are so excited for this event and want to hype you up too. Check out our official trailer produced by student staff member Emiricus. 
All attendees must register here to receive the link to the live stream. We hope to see you there.
Safe Space Trainings
Thursdays, April 15 and May 20, Online
The Emory Safe Space program, hosted by the Office of LGBT Life, is a 3.5 hour training designed to help all faculty, staff, and students provide support for the LGBT community at Emory. Participants who complete the training will be better equipped to help our undergraduate and graduate students achieve success.
Our next Safe Space Training date is coming up soon. If you've been wanting to become Safe Space certified, now is the perfect time. All our trainings have gone virtual and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Click HERE or on the flyer to learn more and to sign up. 
Opportunities and Resources
Support Session for International Students                                                  Friday, March 26, 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., Zoom
Join a virtual space to process recent anti-Asian violence and ongoing negaive rhetoric.  This is an opportunity to share personal experiences and obtain resources.  Zoom ID 938 3224 8044. For more infornation, please click here.
Personal Prayer Spaces on Campus - Spring 2021
Communal religious practices are happening virtually or off-campus this semester. Cannon Chapel, the university chapel on the Quad, is closed for communal spiritual gatherings. However, there are small prayer spaces around campus that are available for individual prayer and meditation. To see a list of those spaces, please click here or below. 
For questions, please contact
Weekly Gatherings
Weekly Religious and Philosophical Gatherings
While this is a year unlike any other, there are a plethora of weekly religious and philosophical gatherings offered at Emory. Many of them are listed here
Can't find what you are looking for? Check out our Fall 2020 Orientation page with videos and contact information for many of our religious and philosophical organizations. You can also directly contact many of our undergraduate and graduate communities directly or contact our religious life affiliates and OSRL staff.
For questions, or to add an item to our weekly gatherings page, please email
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Great Lent
Ongoing through April 30
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
In Orthodox churches, the first day of Lent marks the beginning of the Great Fast, the final six weeks of a 10-week period leading up to Holy Week and Easter (Pascha). In the churches that follow the Gregorian calendar, Lent is a six-week observance (40 days excluding Sundays) beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating in Holy Week. It is a time of repentance and sacrifice in preparation for Easter.
Birthday of Prophet Zarathustra (Khordad Sal)
Friday, March 26
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
The anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Zoroastrian faith.
Laylat al-Bara'ah
Saturday, March 27
Tradition: Islam
Begins at sundown.
(Night of Repentance)
On this night, God approaches the Earth to call humanity and to grant forgiveness of sins. Observed on the 14th day of the lunar month of Sha'ban.
Passover (Pesach)
Saturday, March 27-April 4
Tradition: Judaism
Commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. It is celebrated for eight days with special prayers and symbolic foods at home, starting with the Seder, a ritual meal that re-enacts that ancient deliverance and emphasizes the freedom of the Jews under the guidance of God. The first two and the last two days are holidays. Begins at sundown, March 29; ends at sundown, April 7
Sunday, March 28
Tradition: Hinduism
A joyous spring Hindu festival that is dedicated to Krishna in some parts of India; in other parts of India, it is dedicated to Kama, the God of Pleasure. People throw colored water or colored powder in celebration.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, marking the beginning of Holy Week that culminates in Easter or Pascha. In some churches, Palm Sunday is combined with the anticipation of Christ's death and so is also known as "Passon Sunday." Orthodox Christians often observe this Sunday on a date different from the date on which Protestant and Roman Catholics observe it.
Hydesville Day
Wednesday, March 31
Tradition: Spiritualism
On this date in 1848, the discarnate soul of Charles B. Rosna communicated via the mediumship of the Fox sisters heralding the advent of Modern Spiritualism.
Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Commemorates the institution of the Lord's Supper/the Eucharist by Jesus prior to his arrest and execution. "Maundy" is derived from the Latin text of John 13:34, in which Jesus gives a mandatum novum ("new commandment"). The date observed by Protestants and Roman Catholics differs from the date observed by Orthodox Christians.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Commemorates the Passion of Jesus Christ, i.e., his death by crucifixion. Observed as Holy Friday by Orthodox Christians on a different date from the one observed by Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Celebrates the resurrection from death of Jesus Christ. It is the oldest and most important festival in the Christian year and initiates the 50-day period culminating in Pentecost. Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians often observe Easter on a different date than Orthodox Christians.
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