Baccalaureate Photos and Video, WISE Registration, 22-23 Religious Holidays
Baccalaureate Photos and Video, WISE Registration, 22-23 Religious Holidays
News and Programs 05.13.22
Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2022
Baccalaureate 2022: Video Recording and Photos
The Emory University Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2022 took place on Friday, May 6 at 4:30 pm in Cannon Chapel. Thank you to all who made it such a special occasion for the senior class. View the photos and the video recording of the ceremony below.
Baccalaureate Photos Here
Baccalaureate Video Recording Here
WISE Interfaith Pre-Orientation
WISE Interfaith Pre-Orientation: Registration Opens May 18
Program Dates: Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 2022
Emory's WISE Interfaith Pre-Orientation program registration opens for incoming undergraduate students on Wednesday, May 18. To learn more and register, please click here.  
Through this program, incoming students can move-in early, make great friends, and learn about spirituality and social justice:
  • Explore Atlanta and Emory through visits to spiritual communities and social justice organizations
  • Grow your spiritual literacy skills
  • Build important leadership skills through workshops and small-group discussions
  • Connect with other first-year students and returning students and build long-lasting friendships
  • Enjoy fun activities such as outdoor barbeques, campus scavenger hunts, and more
Space is limited so encourage incoming students to sign up on May 18.
Learn More and Register Here
2022-2023 Holidays
Annual Major Religious Holidays List -- Academic Year 2022-23
As we enter the summer and planning begins for courses, programs, and meetings for the 2022-23 academic year, OSRL seeks to provide guidance for the Emory community regarding upcoming religious holiday observances that may impact large numbers in our community. These dates are provided to assist community members with avoiding potential schedule conflicts, and can be found below. Please give special attention to the bolded holidays, as they often require accommodation. In some cases, it is ideal to avoid assignments and programs on these dates to be most equitable.
Below are lists of major religious holidays observed by sizeable religious demographic groups within the Emory community.
For questions, please contact
Thought Leader Series - Antisemitism: A Conversation w Dr. Deborah Lipstadt and Dr. Carol E. Henderson
Understanding Antisemitism: A Conversation with Dr. Deborah Lipstadt and Dr. Carol Henderson
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Thought Leader Series identifies opportunities to engage in conversation with some of the foremost thinkers at Emory and more broadly across the world who can provide educational awareness around topics and issues that relate to creating a more inclusive Emory and a more just and humane society.
View Video Conversation Here
Upcoming Programs
University Catholic Center
University Catholic Center: Summer Semester Schedule
Begins Saturday, May 7, 2022
Our Mass schedule and office hours are changing for the summer semester. We pray that you have a fantastic summer and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. For more information please visit
Graduate Christian Fellowship: Summer Book Study 
We will do a book study of The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley this summer in June-July. We will be reading chapter and also trying out come of the practices that the authors suggests.
Interested? Please email Glen Goldsmith
Emory GCF Dinner at Glenn's House
Thursday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.
RSVP form to sign up will be coming soon. For questions, please contact Glenn Goldsmith
Off Campus Programs
Weekly Midday Respite Interfaith Contemplation
Wednesdays, Noon, Virtual
Interfaith Atlanta offers a weekly 30-minute virtual midday respite focused on peace, compassion and kindness at noon on Wednesdays. This week's guest speaker is Gareth Young.
Join here
Passcode: 060135

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:       
Compassionate Atlanta: CompassionCon 2022
May 20-22, 2022
Join Compassionate Atlanta for a three-day, multi-city event in Georgia. This interactive festival-like conference will uplift the positive impact compassion has on our social and community contexts of health. It will develop awareness, education, and action around compassion for self, others, and the Earth and will include music and art, wellness activities, food trucks, mobile heath care units with blood pressure testing, HIV testing, blood drive, Covid vaccines, and distribution of diapers and hygiene products. For more information and registration:
Restorative Justice in the Criminal Legal System
Thursday, May 26, 12:30 p.m., Zoom
Join Restorative Justice in the Criminal Legal System in looking at the affinities between Catholic social doctrine and restorative justice, as well as the very real impact restorative approaches can have in our criminal legal system. Please click here to register. This presentation is co-hosted by Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty and Justice and Peace Ministries of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Intern at Grace House, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech
This young adult discernment and service opportunity is August-June, free housing. Read more here.  
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
Vesak (Buddha Day)
Mon., May 16, 2022
Tradition: Buddhism
The commemoration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the sixth lunar month in Southeast Asian cultures; in Tibetan culture, Vesak commemorates only the the enlightenment and parinirvana. The dates of this celebration vary significantly among Buddhist cultures and communities.
Declaration of the Bab
Mon., May 23, 2022
Tradition: Baha'i
Commemorates the day in 1844 on which he announced his identity as the "Bab" ("Gate"), the herald of the new age. 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 
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