OSRL Harmonium, Living Mandala, Panel of Muslim Sects, Worship Night
OSRL Harmonium, Living Mandala, Panel of Muslim Sects, Worship Night
News and Programs 02.17.22
Emory OSRL Procures Harmonium for Community
OSRL is excited to share that we have procured a harmonium for the Emory community. Many thanks to members of our Sikh community for their advocacy and partnership. With music being such an integral part of so many of the religious and spiritual traditions on campus, we are excited for the opportunities this new instrument will bring.
If you are interested to gather together for kirtan and/or bhajans, or if you'd like to learn more, please contact our Hindu Chaplain Shweta Chaitanya.
Tonight: Emory's Living Mandala Infusing Sacred Art into Eco-Awareness
Thursday, February 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Room 106, Zoom 
This week, Emory Buddhist Club and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life will be hosting Geshe Lobsang, Professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Religion and Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-based Ethics.
Lobsang will address the history of Emory’s Living Mandala Garden and the significance of the Buddhist mandala as a creative way of contemplating on our deep connections with the world around us.
All are welcome. 
For more information, contact Venerable Priya here.  
Tonight: Emory MSA Panel of Muslim Sects
Thursday, February 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ESC Multipurpose Room 3
Hear from panelists representing different and diverse sects of Islam. Ask your own questions about the diversity of practice within the faith. Snacks will be provided. 
Tonight: InterVarsity Worship Night
Thursday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Candler School of Theology RARB 102
The undergraduate chapters of InterVaristy of Emory University (Emory Christian Fellowship, Collegiate Black Christians, and LatinX Fellowship) are joining together on Thursday for Night of Worship. There will be food and snacks provided after the service for free.
To learn more about InterVarsity at Emory University, click here.

25th Annual Tenenbaum Lecture on
25th Annual Tenenbaum Lecture: "Judaism and Climate Change: Environmental Ethics and Social Activism"
Monday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Ackerman Hall and Online
The 25th annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies will explore how, along with other world religions, Judaism has recognized the challenges posed by climate change and has inspired its own forms of religious environmentalism.  This free public lecture can be viewed in-person at Emory University's Ackerman Hall, located in the Carlos Museum on campus (571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322), or via Zoom. 
Sponsored by the Tam Institutte for Jewish Studies and the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Read more about the event here. Registration is required for both online and in-person participation, and can be done here
International Community Friday Lunch
Friday, February 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel Brooks Commons
International Community Friday Lunch is back for the spring semester. If you're looking to connect with other International Students and Scholars, join us for the International Community student lunches.
February 18 Host: Emory Buddhist Chaplaincy, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Registration is required by the Tuesday before the lunch, do so online. Sponsored by Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and International Student and Scholar Services. 
Anti-Antiracism: Fighting Backlash, Building Justice
Tuesday, February 22, 5:00 p.m., Tull Auditorium in Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road and Live-streamed

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Emory University School of Law will host on Tuesday, February 22, 5:00 p.m., a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture, titled “Anti-Antiracism: Fighting Backlash, Building Justice,” by Darren Hutchinson, Professor of Law and inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice. This lecture will be given in person in Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall, and will also be live-streamed. Register here.  
Black History Month: A Conversation with Elle Duncan
Wednesday, February 23, 4:00 p.m. Zoom
The Pellom McDaniels Sports History Lecture is designed to foster a conversation around race, sports, and African American history. Named in the honor of the late Dr. Pellom McDaniels III, curator of the African American collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, the program seeks to promote the African Americans in Sports holdings. This year’s speaker will be Elle Duncan, ESPN Sportscenter anchor. Register here
Midweek Musical Meditation
Midweek Musical Meditation
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 Mid-Week 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. Learn more about the program here. 
Mid-Week Musical Meditation, February 16, 2022
Midweek Musical Meditation for Black History Month, February 16, 2022
Beloved Community Spring 2022
Beloved Community Christian Worship
Sunday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. service, Cannon Chapel, 12:00 p.m. Lunch
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. 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.
February 20 Preacher: Linh Le, Chaplaincy Resident, Emory OSRL
Linh is from Vietnam and a student of Candler School of Theology. Linh has a lot of experience and passion in working with international students, refugees, people experience homelessness, and people experience incarceration. Linh enjoys exploring food cultures, taking pictures and travel. Learn more about Linh here
Upcoming Programs
Hindu Temple Visit on Mahashivratri
Visit: Monday, February 28
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 18
In light of the upcoming observance of Mahashivratri, Emory's Hindu Chaplaincy is planning a visit to the Hindu Temple of Atlanta to witness the Rudra Abhishekam puja on the evening of February 28.
Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. On the day of Mahashivratri, many people fast, meditate, pray, and share stories in honor of this God whose cosmic dance, according to some Hindu traditions, creates, preserves, destroys, and recreates the world. The night of Mahashivratri, which literally translates to “the great night of Shiva”, is observed through a series of rituals and prayers made to the deity
If you are interested in participating in this visit, please fill out the interest form below by February 18. For more information, please contact Hindu Chaplain Shweta Chaitanya at shweta.chaitanya@emory.edu.
If interested, please fill out this form by February 18.
mass schedule
University Catholic Center Spring 2022 Mass Schedule
The University Catholic Center presents the updated Mass Schedule for the Spring Semester. For more information, visit the Catholic Center site here
Fellowship and Adoration Night
Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m., University Catholic Center
The Fellowship and Adoration Night is a student-led Bible study focused on growing in faith and experiencing Christ's presence in our lives through the practice of adoring the Eucharist.
Emory HSA Aarti
Friday, February 18, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Join the Hindu Students Association for Aarti, a form of worship in which a lamp is circled around a symbol, image, or deity while singing prayers of veneration. Aarti is a ritual by which Hindus connect devotionally to their spiritual and/or religious principles. 
For more information, please contact Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya
More about the Emory HSA and their activities can be found here
Hillel at Emory: Shabbat Dinner
Friday, February 18, 7:00 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center
Join us for another delicious Shabbat dinner. We'll be in person and outside (with heaters). Can't wait to see you there. RSVP here

InterVarsity GCF: Daily Morning Devotion
Every Morning, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m., Zoom

The Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to join their Morning Devotions, hosted every morning, on Zoom.
To join their devotions, click here.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jiwon Kim for more information.
Glenn Memorial Church: Sunday Worship with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson
Sunday, February 20, 11:00 a.m., Glenn Memorial Church
This Sunday, Emory Trustee Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson will be preaching at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please visit the Glenn Memorial Church website here.
Bread Coffeehouse: Cafe Night of Worship
Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., Bread Coffeehouse
Join Bread Coffeehouse for a night of worship every week on Tuesdays. Read more about Bread Coffeehouse here
Open Interfaith Conversation Led by Emory's Buddhist and Hindu Chaplains
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., AMUC 125
Join us in a casual interfaith conversation faciliated by our Hindu Chaplain Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya and Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Rakhit Sraman, discussing various concepts and practices. All are welcome. To indicate interest in participation or for more information, fill out this form.
If you have any questions, please contact Priya Sraman or Shweta Chaitanya. Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Emory HSA Mahashivratri
Friday, February 25, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Join the Hindu Students Association for "The great night of Shiva." There will be some calming chants and prayers, and a DIY japa mala (prayer beads) making session.
All are welcome. For more information about HSA events, visit their Instagram
Off Campus Programs
Jesus De/Constructed: Rediscovering Jesus for the First Time
Thursday, February 24, 7:00 p.m., Online
Come listen to this online webinar and discussion with Diana Butler Bass and Tripp Fuller. This free event is from Crackers&Grape Juice and Homebrewed Christianity  
Interfaith Children's Movement: "Trauma and Children: What We Need to Know"
Saturday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Online
This virtual training is presented by Tiara Bracey, Family and Community Advocate, Agape Life Prevention Center. Register Here.  
Day of Mindfulness Retreat
Saturday, February 19, Vien Ngo Monastery, 3254 Rosebud Road, Loganville, GA 30052
Vien Ngo Monastry is hosting a 'Day of Mindfulness Retreat' in honoring the beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's legacy which is realizing the deep interconnection with one's true self, others, nature and beyond. There is no cost of admission and children ages 6+, teenagers and adults are all welcome. To RSVP contact 678-267-5220.

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:  
Breathe Again: Healthy Air Is Health Care
Thursday, February 17 - Saturday, February 19, 12:00 p.m.
Registration is open for Georgia Interfaith Power and Light’s “Breathe Again.” On Thursday, February 17, learn skills to lead your community to act on air pollution, climate justice, and public health. Friday, February 18 is a Day of Action- an opportunity to participate in collective action. Learn more here
Equitable Dinners and FCRC present Stories from the Soil
Sunday, February 27, 6:00 p.m., Online
Are you looking for a place to connect with others who want to make a positive difference? Equitable Dinners Atlanta is a free monthly series using the arts and courageous conversation to inspire Anti-Racism action in the world in collaboration with the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition. Stories from the Soil, sharing the lives of documented victims of racial terror in Fulton County between 1889-1936. Find out more and register here.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta and Multifatih Initiative to End Mass Incarceration
Monday, March 7, 7:00 p.m., Online
 Archdiocese of Atlanta in partnership with Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration will be hosting a virtual Expungement Training Workshop open to anyone interested in hosting a record restriction event in their parish or community. The Reverend John Vaughn, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Rabbi Lydia Medwin, The Temple, who have both offered these events in their communities to great success will speak. Cierra Bickerstaff, Chief of Staff for the Fulton County Solicitor General, will give an overview of how record restriction works and best practices for hosting an event. 
Partner Programs
James Weldon Johnson Institute: Race and Difference Colloquium Series
Monday, February 21, 12:00 p.m., Zoom
The next guest is Dr. Brandon Winford from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His talk is entitled Our Good Fortune: A History of Black Banking in the American South. If you missed Dr. Carter’s talk, you can view it, as well as their other talks, on their YouTube page here. All new recordings will be up on the site on Thursdays.
To register for this week's seminar, click here
An Evening with Nate Silver: Looking Ahead to the 2022 Midterm Elections
Thursday, February 24, 6:30 p.m., Zoom
The Department of Political Science will be hosting Nate Silver, founder of the politics and data blog, FiveThirtyEight, on Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 pm in the Student Center.
Nate will talk about the upcoming 2022 Midterm Elections followed by a discussion with  Andra Gillespie and Bernard Fraga and then a Q and A with students. The event will be limited to 250 guests per Emory’s gathering policy. Masks will be required. This is a free event but you must register for a ticket. Tickets will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be open to everyone in the Emory community.
ISSS: Make Your Own Sand Art
Friday, February 25, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Underpass of Cannon Chapel 
ISSS invites international students, scholars, and family members to de-stress and enjoy culture chats while making your own beautiful sand art.
Supplies and snacks are provided. Space is limited so register on the Hub/Corq app by February 23. 
BCJ Graduation
Belonging and Community Justice: Graduation Ceremonies
The community of Belonging and Community Justice is delighted to open registration for their second annual commencement celebrations. Please register before the deadline here
Opportunities and Resources
Twin Memorials Project
Twin Memorials Project Engagement Sessions
Join the Emory Community to learn more about the complex history of Emory's founding and participate in conceptualizing a design for the memorials:
  • February 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Candler School of Theology, Rita Anne Rollins Building
    1531 Dickey Drive, Theology Room 360, Atlanta
Open to the Emory Atlanta Campus Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional School Community. For more information, please visit the information page here
CAPS: Virtual Workshop Series
One-time workshops on rotating topics, including:

  • Friday, February 25: Procrastination Toolkit
  • Friday, March 18: Avoiding Burnout  
For more information or to sign up, students can go to https://thehub.emory.edu/organization/caps
CAPS: Spring 2022 Virtual Groups
This includes our Stress Clinic Classes and our classes on Coping with Difficult Thoughts & Feelings (5 sessions). For more information or to sign up, students can go to https://thehub.emory.edu/organization/caps.
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
Laylat al-Isra'wa al-Mi'raj (Mi'raj al-Nabiy)
Sun., Feb. 27, 2022
Tradition: Islam
Commemorates the ascension (al-Mi'raj) of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad to heaven following his night journey (al Isra') from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascent to heaven and return the same night. Begins at sundown.
Maha Shivaratri
Mon., Feb. 28, 2022
Tradition: Hinduism
Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. On the day of Mahashivratri, many people fast, meditate, pray, and share stories in honor of this God whose cosmic dance, according to some Hindu traditions, creates, preserves, destroys, and recreates the world. The night of Mahashivratri, which literally translates to “the great night of Shiva”, is observed through a series of rituals and prayers made to the deity. 
Nineteen Day Fast
Tue., Mar. 1 – Sat., Mar. 19, 2022
Tradition: Baha'i
A designated 19-day period of fasting each year immediately before the Bahá’í New Year. The fasting is seen as a period of spiritual preparation and regeneration for the new year ahead.
Ash Wednesday
Wed., Mar. 2, 2022
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
A special day of repentance observed by Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians to mark the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of prayer, repentance, and self-denial preceding Easter. The name derives from the practice of marking of the faithful with ashes to signify penitence.
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. 
404-727-6226    religiouslife@emory.edu
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