Yom HaShoah, Buddha Day, Baccalaureate
Yom HaShoah, Buddha Day, Baccalaureate

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News and Programs 04.21.22
Yom HaShoah
Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance (Yom HaShoah)
Thursday, April 28, 12:00-12:45 p.m., Cannon Chapel and Zoom
All are welcome to join members of the Emory University community as we reflect on Yom HaShoah, the day in the Jewish calendar for remembering the unfathomable destruction of the Holocaust. Emory Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Jordan Braunig, affiliates, faculty, staff, and students will lead a time of poetry, prayer, and reflections to remember the 6 million Jews and all victims of the Holocaust.
Attend in-person or register for the livestream here. Hosted by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Buddha Day
Emory Buddha Day Celebration
Thursday, April 21, 6:00 p.m., Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
All are invited to join the celebration of Buddha's life and teachings with the Buddhist and interfaith communities at Emory University and Atlanta.
Popularly known as Buddha Jayanti Vesak/Vaisakhi/Visakha Full Moon Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and final passing of the Buddha in the Theravada Tradition. 
We will celebrate this occasion with traditional Buddhist chants, Dharma reflections and a communal meal. If you are joining in person, we encourage you to please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/buddhaday2022. For questions, please contact Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman.
Multifaith Baccalaureate
Seniors RSVP Today: Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022, 4:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Baccalaureate is a multifaith spiritual time of reflection and celebration on the Friday afternoon before Commencement. This includes:
  • Graduating seniors sharing music, reflections, and meditations with one another
  • President Fenves, Deans, and chaplains offering their best wishes and blessings to the graduating class 
  • Receive a special class gift
  • Refreshments to follow
Seniors: All graduating seniors are encouraged to attend in regalia. Please RSVP here
Family and Friends: Due to space constraints, we cannot accommodate family and friends in the chapel. Please register for the livestream here: https://bit.ly/EmoryBacc22Livestream.
Seniors RSVP Here
bc christian worship
Beloved Community Protestant Worship
Sunday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. service, 12:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Join us for our last Beloved Community Service of the year. 
Beloved Community gathers each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year. Worship is ecumenical and planned especially for the campus setting, providing a variety of worship experiences for the Emory community. Preachers include Emory chaplains and affiliates, Emory faculty, and distinguished guests from the U.S. and abroad.
Preacher: Maddie Henderson, Christian Chaplain, OSRL
Text: John 20:19-31
For questions, to get involved, and/or to join the Beloved Community elist, please contact Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson at madelyn.mary.henderson@emory.edu.
Emory Passover 2022
Hillel Passover 2022
Come continue the celebration of Passover with Hillel this week. RSVP for all events on the Hive.
Chabad Passover 2022
Come continue the celebration of Passover with Chabad this week. For more information about Passover at Chabad, please click here.
Emory Ramadan 2022
Ramadan Iftar
On Tuesday, April 19, President Greg Fenves joined the Emory Muslim community for a Ramadan Iftar. 
April 2-May 1, 2022
Emory Iftar Prayers and Dinners
The Muslim month of Ramadan will span April 2-May 1, 2022. During this time, Emory’s Muslim community will be observing with daily fasting from dawn through the sunlight hours and nightly iftar communal prayers and dinner. On Atlanta campus, weeknight prayer and dinner will occur at Cannon Chapel with gathering at about 7:45 p.m., followed by prayer and dinner. Saturday and Sunday prayers and dinner will occur at the Emory Student Center. Weeknight iftars are hosted by OSRL, MSA, GMSC, Emory Muslim Alumni, and several Emory schools, divisions, and units. 
The Muslim community does not need to register, but guests should register by emailing religiouslife@emory.edu.
Beloved Community Easter Sunday
Beloved Community Easter Sunday
This past Sunday, Beloved Community hosted their Easter Sunday service, alongside Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace, College Chaplain of Oxford College. Those in attendance came together in community with one another to celebrate and recognize the beginning of the Easter season and the ressurection of Jesus Christ in the Christian tradition. It was a beautiful time for all those who attended as we wrap up Holy Week and look towards the end of the semester. 
For more information on Beloved Community and the Christian tradition, contact Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson
OSRL Midweek Music Meditation
Last Midweek Musical Meditation of the Semester
Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 p.m., Facebook
All are invited to reflect and decompress in a mid-week, mid-day time of sacred music. Join Maury Allums, Director of Music, and the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life in taking a moment to breathe and connect with others in our community.
Visit OSRL Midweek Music 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
Midweek Musical Meditation, April 20, 2022
Midweek Musical Meditation, April 20, 2022
Gabriella Crabtree
Campus Memorial Service and Tree Planting for Gabriella Crabtree
Friday, April 24, 6:00 p.m., Beginning at Cannon Chapel Outside Tent and then moving to 11 Eagle Row Green Space for Tree Planting
Emory University expresses our deepest condolences on the passing of Gabriella Crabtree. Students, faculty, and staff who were close to her will gather for a time of sharing thoughts and stories and planting a tree in her memory. Coordinated by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL).
The memorial will start at the tent outside of Cannon Chapel and move to 11 Eagle Row Green Space.
For more information contact, please contact Rabbi Jordan Braunig.
Upcoming Programs
University Catholic Center
Fellowship and Adoration Night
Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m., University Catholic Center

Bring a friend and join us for pizza, conversation about the Gospel and how it applies to our lives today, and an opportunity to pray and adore Christ in the Eucharist.
Bob Ross Painting Night with the CSU
Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., University Catholic Center
Learning to paint is a breeze with Bob Ross, who always insists that “there are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” Join the CSU in following along as he guides us in the art of painting. This event is limited to the first 20 RSVPs - sign up here to reserve your spot.
Unlocking the mystery of the Bible Series
Sunday, April 24, 10:30 a.m., Emory University Cannon Chapel Room 105D
Many Catholics want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word, but they give up because it seems so complicated. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you get the “big picture” by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows you how to read the Bible so that you can actually understand it. Aided by the unique color-coded Bible Timeline® Chart, which arranges the key people, places, and events of Scripture in chronological order, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible will help you discover the story of salvation history and understand how you fit into God’s plan. This eight-session study program includes video presentations that explore all twelve time periods of The Bible Timeline Chart.
Mandala Garden Replanting
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; April 18- April 29, 3:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Garden
The Mandala Garden needs assistance in replanting the garden. If you would like to assist with the weeding and replanting, please join the Emory Buddhist Club this week. The garden is next to Cannon Chapel, which is right across the quad from Carlos Museum. 
Please contact psrama@emory.edu if you have any questions. 
Ilia Delio: Catherine of Siena Lecture
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Zoom and In-Person at Cannon Chapel
Join the Aquinas Center for their seminar with Ilia Delio, in person or via Zoom. This talk will focus on wholeness in nature, the rise of the individual and the disconnections that have ensued. Ilia will examine the emergence of computer technology and the impulse to move beyond the autonomous individual; and will explore the need to connect head and heart, the inner universe and the outer universe, and hence the need for a new religious spirit. 
To register for the seminar either in person or via Zoom, click here.
Emory HSA: Senior's Special Saraswati Puja
Friday, April 22, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Join us this Friday for a special Saraswati Puja to celebrate our graduates of 2022. Snacks and chai will be served after the Puja. All are welcome.
For more information, please contact Emory OSRL Hindu Chaplain Shweta Chaitanya
Emory Muslim Student Association: Ramadan Reflections
Join the Emory MSA for their discussion series during Ramadan. 
Check out this flyer and their Intagram for more information on hese upcoming programs. 
Glenn UMC trip to Legacy Memorial: Journey to Justice
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:00 a.m., Zoom and In-Person at Cannon Chapel
Join the Racial Justice Caucus on April 30 as we return to the (expanded) Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. We will leave Glenn at 7:00 am and start the day in Alabama with a visit to the Lowndes Interpretive Center, a location significant to the Civil Rights Movement. Then we will spend time at the Legacy Museum, and the “lynching memorial.” The cost for the day is $10.00, plus whatever you spend on lunch. Read a reflection about a prior visit by Glenn members to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial to Peace and Justice here. Contact Carol Allums for more information.
Register by Thursday, April 21. 
Graduate Christian Fellowhip: Summer Book Study 
Interested in a book study with Graduate Christian Fellowship this summer? Review this list of possible texts. 
Interested? Please email Glen Goldsmith
Off Campus Programs
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta: Weekly Church Action Enewsletter
The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta welcomes churches, faith-based and secular nonprofit organizations, individuals, businesses, and others to join us for fellowship, to network, and to explore ideas and issues of importance to the community. We work together to promote the common good, magnify the work and witness of the church, and help establish the kingdom of God throughout our region, nation, and all of creation. View their website here and see a few highlighted items from their most recent newsletter below:  
Application for GIPPC's Resetting the Table on Urban-Rural Divides in our Faith Communities
Application deadline April 25
The Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center in conjunction – with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta and Resetting the Table – is creating a unique opportunity to bring faith leaders together from rural and urban settings to a common table for skill-building, learning, and discussion across denominational and political differences. Please contact Carole Maddux at info@gippc.org or Leslie Anderson at info@jcrcatlanta.org with any questions or concerns. Applicaion deadline is April 25th. Click here for application.
Souls to the Polls
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m., Temple Kol Emeth
The changes to Georgia’s election laws will be explained.  This discussion will clarify the importance of the involvement of churches, temples, mosques, and all faith communities in getting out the vote for the midterms in 2022. Moderator is Ann Cramer and panelists include Helen Butler is the executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda,  Sara Tindall Ghazal, an attorney and member of the Georgia State Election Board, and Edward Lindsey, attorney and member of the Georgia State Election Board.
Ignatian Foundations Online Enrichment Program
April 27-June 1
Ignatian Foundations offers a deeper understanding of the Ignatian worldview by studying Ignatius’ life, the Spiritual Exercises, and Jesuit history. Sessions will be led by the pastoral staff of Ignatius House and St. Thomas More, addressing the Ignatian themes of prayer, discernment, and freedom. Join us online for this six-week series, each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm, April 27- June 1. The cost is $60. Click here for register.                                                                                                          
Learning, Reflecting, and Modeling: How Educators Can Support Their Students in Facing Acts of Hate and Bigotry
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
This workshop is designed for classroom educators to reflect on your own commitment to building empathy and awareness of histories/current realities of injustice, analyze the systems and ideologies at the root of injustice to better understand their particular manifestations in the world today, and explore the differences and the interconnections between hatreds various forms of discrimination, in order to effectively unite as upstanders/allies in the face of hatred targeting any community or identity group. Sponsored by Interfaith Youth Core. 
To register for this Zoom session, click here.
Listen and Be Listened to! Join Us For A Religious, Spiritual and Secular Dialogue Event
Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
April is the convergence of many religious and cultural holidays celebrated around the world - Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi, Earth Day, Ramadan, Yom HaShoah, to name a few. Grow your religious literacy at www.ifyc.org/interfaithamerica and join us to dialogue about the themes of remembering, life, and renewal. The goal is to listen, to be listened to, to learn, and to connect to a growing movement of people committed to a healthy diverse democracy.
This dialogue opportunity is for all ages and all levels of experience with interfaith cooperation. Sponsored by Interfaith Youth Core. 
 To register for this Zoom session, click here.
young adults
Young Adults Explore Buddhism
June 9-15
Young Adults Explore Buddhism. Join with young adults aged 18-29 to explore what makes life meaningful. No meditation experience necessary; just an open and curious mind/heart. The course includes: daily teachings and Dharma discussions with Ven. Thubten Chodron, Meditation Instruction and practice with Ven. Sangye Khadro, Compassion discussion with Dr. Russell Kolts (TBC), and Discussion with participants and Abbey monastics.
Join in person or online
Partner Programs
ASC Calendar
Asian Student Center: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
This week marks the start of our annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebrations. While on a national level these celebrations fall during May, the Office for RACE and the Asian Student Center (ASC) will be holding a series of programs throughout the month of April to highlight the distinct histories and shared experiences of this ever-evolving group of communities.
This year, we are centering a theme of “I Am, We Are (Still Here),” to reaffirm our commitment to caring for ourselves and each other. Stop by the ASC (AMUC 108) any time this month to share what this sentiment means to you, and check out the calendar for upcoming programs and events. Learn more here
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Office of Respect would like to invite our campus partners to join us in recognizing this awareness month. Please review our calenar of events. Highlighted in teal are our in-person events for the month including our yearly event Denim Day on Wednesday, April 27.

Opportunities and Resources
History of Antisemitism: Fall 2022 Course Offerings at TIJS
For Fall 2022, the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies is listing a diverse set of undergraduate courses in the fields of literature, history, Middle Eastern Studies, and religion. Whether you’re interested in Holocaust Memory, the Talmud, Judeo-Arabic, the History of Antisemitism, Ancient Mediterranean Societies, or Maimonides, take a look at all that’s being offered here.
women's history month with cwe
The New Georgia Project Poll Chaplaincy Training
Calling all faith leaders and faithful community members. We would love it if you could grace us with your gifts this election year for the nonpartisan election in May and/or the election in November. We will provide the training if you can provide your presence. We offer multiple training sessions to choose from. 
For anyone interested in participating in this year’s poll chaplaincy program, in May or in November, we are asking that this form be filled out to receive further information and a training invitation.
HSA: Exec Board Applications
The Hindu Students Association at Emory University seeks to provide a means for university students to come together and learn about Hindu traditions, cultures, and philosophies. We celebrate Hindu traditions through various events held throughout the year which provide an open and friendly environment for people of all backgrounds to learn about the religion. As an organization, we are also strongly committed to interfaith and service initiatives both in the Atlanta and the South Asian community.
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and creative individuals who wish to create awareness about Hindu traditions through the Emory Community. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to the HSA Executive Board. Apply here by Monday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m.
women's history month with cwe
Emory Career Center: "On the Road to Happiness"
On the Road to Happiness, is 6 episode podcast mini-series where our Student Host Gabriella Lewis, investigates the age-old question: what’s more important money or happiness
This 6 episode podcast mini-series will help anyone that is looking to find the balance between career and personal happiness in this ever-changing landscape of jobs and internships.
Stream the first 3 episodes here.
Faculty and Staff Resources
Midweek Musical Meditation
Every Wednesday in Term, 12:00-12:15 p.m., Zoom and Facebook live
Take a moment to breathe, relax, and connect with others, guided by OSRL Music Director Maury Alums. To register for updates and register for the event via zoom, visit http:bit.ly/OSRLMidWeekMusic. You can also watch the event live on Emory OSRL Facebook. 
Spiritual Life Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
ERGs are employee-led groups established around common interests or identities. ERGs enable employees to create supportive professional communities and provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, advocacy, and professional development. To explore the possibility of joining or creating an ERG related to a religious or philosophical tradition, please email religiouslife@emory.edu
Pastoral Care 
All of the chaplains in OSRL are available for pastoral care, which is a form of confidential care and counseling provided by spiritual and humanistic leaders. As practiced by OSRL, it is offered to Emory students, faculty, and staff members of all faiths and no faith, and it makes no assumptions about a person's faith or practice. It can be as simple as a listening ear for emotional and existential support, or it can involve exploring beliefs, teachings, scriptures, and rituals. For an appointment, please contact the chaplains directly here.
Weekly Spiritual Gatherings Open to All Faculty and Staff
There are a plethora of weekly religious and philosophical gatherings offered at Emory. 
Here are a few that are open to faculty and staff:
  • Compassion Meditation, Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106 and via Zoom, contact us for more info here
  • Buddhist Meditation, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106 and via Zoom
  • Jumu’ah Prayer, Fridays, 1:55 p.m., Cannon Chapel
  • Hindu Aarti, Fridays, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
  • Hillel Shabbat, Fridays, 6:00 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center, RSVP Here
  • Chabad Shabbat, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., RSVP Here.
  • Catholic Mass
    • Sundays, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m., University Catholic Center
  • Beloved Community Protestant Worship, Sundays, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel
  • Emory Employee Christian Prayer Group, Mondays, 8:00 a.m., via Zoom, contact Jacynta Brewton for information.
Other gatherings are listed here.
Spiritual and Religious Life at Emory Offerings
Weekly Spiritual Gatherings
There are a plethora of weekly religious and philosophical gatherings offered at Emory. Many of them are listed here and at the button below. 
Can't find what you're looking for? 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 religiouslife@emory.edu.
Weekly Gatherings
Upcoming Religious Holidays
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
Fri., Apr. 1 – Sun., May 1, 2022
Tradition: Islam
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the month of fasting during which Muslims who are physically able do not eat or drink from the first sign of dawn until sunset in honor of the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. The evening meal is celebrated with family.
Passover (Pesach)
Fri., Apr. 15 – Sat., Apr. 23, 2022
Tradition: Judaism
Passover 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.
Holy Friday
Fri., Apr. 22, 2022
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
The day that commemorates the Passion of Jesus Christ, i.e., his death by crucifixion. It is the Orthodox equivalent of "Good Friday."
Easter Sunday (Pascha)
Sun., Apr. 24, 2022
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
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.
Laylat al-Qadr
Wed., Apr. 27, 2022
Tradition: Islam
The Night of Power or Destiny commemorates the first revelation of the Qur'an (the Islamic scriptures) to Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE.
Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Wed., Apr. 27, 2022
Tradition: Judaism
Memorializes the six million Jews who died as victims of the Nazis during World War II and emphasizes respect for human dignity. Its observance is not limited to Jews. Begins at sundown.
Emory OSRL ENews is published weekly during term by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life publicizing Atlanta-campus spiritual life programs. It is not a comprehensive listing. For Oxford College spiritual life, please click here. To submit information or to update your preferences, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. 
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