Indigenous Language Path Engagement, EDOG, and VOIS Concert
Indigenous Language Path Engagement, EDOG, and VOIS Concert
News and Programs 03.31.22
Indigenous Language Path Engagement Sessions
The Emory community is invited to learn about and provide input into a university-wide project to develop physical reminders and rituals on Emory’s Oxford and Atlanta campuses to honor Muscogee language and knowledge as the indigenous language and knowledge of this land.
Please join us for open engagement sessions with the Native-led consulting firm Kauffman Associates, Inc. (KAI) who are beginning to lead us in the engagement process toward the Path. RSVP is required below. 
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Oxford Campus
  • 10:00-11:30 am, For Faculty and Staff, Dean’s Dining Room
    • RSVP for in-person here or zoom here
  • Noon-1:30 pm, For Students with Lunch, Dean’s Dining Room
    • RSVP for in-person here or zoom here
Atlanta Campus
  • 5:30-7:00 pm, For Faculty, Staff, and Students with Dinner, Convocation Hall 210
    • RSVP for in-person here or zoom here
In-person encouraged. Zoom option if needed. 
To learn more about the Indigenous Language Path, please visit: note that additional engagement opportunities are being planned for the Fall 2022 semester. 
For questions, please contact
Emory Day of Giving
TODAY: Support OSRL During Emory Day of Giving
Wednesday, March 30-Thursday, March 31
Emory Day of Giving is a time where students, parents, and alums join in to support everything exceptional at Emory, from life-changing scholarships to outstanding experiences, and more. During these 36 hours, you are encouraged to give in whichever capacity you are able. Small gifts are not only welcomed but encouraged, and make a significant difference in the ability to support spiritual life on Emory's campus.
The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life will have eight funds to donate to, including each chaplaincy, Inter-Religious Council, Journeys of Reconciliation, VOIS Endowment, and the Center for Religious Life. We thank you in advance for your generosity towards ensuring future opportunities for engaging in spiritual exploration. Donate here or the link below. 
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Emory Ramadan 2022
April 2-May 1, 2022
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, in which observing Muslims fast from all food and drink from dawn to sunset for a lunar month. Fasting is regarded as an essential spiritual practice for body, mind, and soul that is valued across Muslim communities.
The observance of fasting during the month of Ramadan is noted in the Qur'an and has come to represent the values of reflection, unity, celebration, and personal as well as communal growth. This year, the sacred month of Ramadan is expected to be observed from sundown April 2 through May 1, 2022. (These days could potentially shift one day based on the sighting of the moon.)
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
Voices of Inner Strength Spring Concert
Saturday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel, 
Join the Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir for their annual Spring Concert. There will be worship, community, and a time of celebration as we begin to close out the semester. All are welcome. Learn more here
OSRL Midweek Music Meditation
Midweek Musical Meditation 
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m., Zoom and Facebook Live
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, March 30, 2022
Midweek Musical Meditation, March 30, 2022
International Community Friday Lunch
Friday, April 1, 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, please join us. 
April 1 Host: Woodruff Library
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. 
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Beloved Community Christian Worship
Sunday, April 3, 
11:00 a.m. Service, Cannon Chapel, 12:00 p.m. Lunch, Brooks Commons
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.
April 3 Preacher: Elizabeth Chong, Student Leader, Beloved Community
Text: Luke 12:22-34, Mark 13:32-36
Beloved Community Holy Week 2022
Palm Sunday: April 10, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel
Good Friday: April 15, 12:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Easter Sunday: April 17, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel

Join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life in Cannon Chapel for three major services to celebrate Holy Week. Palm Sunday welcomes Scott Mitchell, Macon Pride Founder, while Good Friday we are joined by Dr. Nichole Phillips, Associate Professor in the Candler School of Theology. Finally on Easter Sunday we are joined by the Oxford College Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace. 
For more information, please email or click here
Upcoming Programs
Cadaver Gather
Thursday, March 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m., SOM 178P
This is a space for students who are currently taking Anatomy to come together and decompress as we reflect on our experiences with dissections.This is a once-a-month event that is hosted in the SOM.
Please note that this space is not to talk about Anatomy in terms of studying material, exams, etc. This is for us to process any emotions and thoughts that we may experience while working with cadavers. Also please be aware that this is a “safe space,” and that everyone who attends these events will be expected to keep confidentiality
There will be floor pillows, snacks, tea, and juice. For more questions, contact Rabbi Jordan Braunig
Emory Buddhist Club Guided Meditation
Thursday, March 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary or via Zoom
EBC will be hosting weekly socials to build community amongst our members. Feel free to come to Cannon Chapel 30 minutes before the weekly meditation meetings to hang out, get to know your peers, and enjoy some tasty snacks.
This week, EBC is pleased to welcome Emory’s Buddhist Chaplain, Venerable Priya Sraman. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School focused on Buddhist Ministry, a Master of Buddhist Studies degree from the University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies from Mahachulalong-kornrajavidyalaya University in Thailand. Venerable Priya is originally from Chattogram, Bangladesh, and currently lives in Atlanta.
If you have any questions, contact Emory OSRL Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya.
Emory In Via: Science and Faith Forum
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., Online
Join Emory In Via and Veritas for a discussion that explores how science, both on its own and combined with religion, can contribute towards human understanding and knowledge. 
RSVP using this link for the livestream link.
HSA aarti
Emory HSA Aarti
Friday, April 1, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Join Emory Hindu Student Association for weekly Aarti this Friday at 5:00 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. 
For more information contact, please contact Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya

SALSA and SASA Holi Celebration
Sunday, April 3, 12:00-3:00 p.m., Patterson Greens
The final celebration will be hosted by graduate students in the South Asian Law Student Association and the South Asian Student Association. You are invited to smear your friends and classmates with colors, enjoy scrumptious indian snacks and drinks, performances, and lots of guaranteed fun. Get your tickets for $10/each, bring your friends and family along, and celebrate this colorful festival. For questions and ticketing information, contact Binjal or Arun.
Emory Hillel
Emory Hillel Upcoming Programs
March 28-April 2, Various Locations
Check out all the events happening with Hillel this week. To RSVP and find more information on Leadership/internship application, visit the Hillel Hive
Hillel Passover 2022
Register by April 11
Passover is coming and Emory Hillel is excited to be offering meals over Passover at no cost to students, thanks to the generous support of the Emory community. Please RSVP for the meals you would like to attend, including Seders (DIY options available) and meals during the week.
All food served at Hillel is Kosher for Passover under the supervision of Rabbi Ilan Schwartz, Executive Director of Emory Hillel.
Please RSVP here by Monday, April 11 to ensure Hillel has enough food. For questions, E-mail
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University Catholic Center Upcoming Programs
Fellowship and Adoration Night
Thursday, March 31, 6:00 p.m., University Catholic Center
Bring a friend and enjoy pizza, conversation about the Gospel, and how it applies to our lives today. In addition, there will be an opportunity to pray and adore Christ in the Eucharist. 
Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 1, 5:30 p.m., University Catholic Center
Join in prayer and reflection on the Passion of Christ in the newly installed outdoor Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross is a 14-step devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth. All are invited.
Meatless Lenten Dinner
Friday, April 1, 5:30 p.m., University Catholic Center
All students are invited to join us on the first Friday of Lent for dinner at the University Catholic Center, hosted by the Graduate Catholic Student Association. Join friends new and old for refreshments, fellowship, and prayer. 
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Series
Sunday, April 3, 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.
Lenten Penance Service
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., 
University Catholic Center
Whether you've gone to confession recently or have not for many years, this is a great chance to prepare for the coming of our Lord this Easter. WE will have music, adoration, and multiple priests here to help hear confessions. 
Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship: First Friday Dinner
Friday, April 1, 6:00 p.m., Brooks Commons in Cannon Chapel
Welcome Craig Bowler, Founding Pastor at Sanctuary in Kennesaw, GA as the guest speaker for the night.
Feel free to bring guests. 
The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and The Laney Graduate School at Emory University: The Brickman-Levin Symposium
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m., Online
The Brickman-Levin Symposium & the Brickman-Levin Fellowship, which support PhD-level work in Jewish Studies, honor Dr. Perry Brickman and the late Arthur Levin, community leaders who played a crucial role in bringing the story of discrimination at Emory’s Dental School to light.
The program will highlight current Laney Graduate School students whose work is in the area of Jewish Studies:

-Matthew Brittingham
-Keenan Davis
-Anastasiia Strakhova

Consider making a gift to the Brickman-Levin Fund here.
Emory HSA: Akbar's Court
Friday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m., MSC Lobby
Join Emory Hindu Student Assocation for interfaith and intercultural discussions with a variety of Emory student organizations on April 8 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Mathematics and Science Center lobby. Dinner will be provided.
For more information contact, please contact Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya

Global Festival and World Cup
Friday, April 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m., McDonough Field
Every year, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and our committee work hard to host our annual Global Festival, which celebrates cultural awareness and diversity in the form of food, cultural exhibit booths led by student organizations, music, and performances. This event is a tradition that has pulled together 800 people, including faculty, staff, community members, and students from all of Emory’s schools, to celebrate diverse cultures in past years. This is an important festival held dear to many, as it brings people from around the world together, educates the Emory community about various cultures, and celebrates diversity. Co-sponsored by Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
RSVP for the event on the Hub or Corq
Candler School of Theology: "The Unfinished Search for Common Ground: A Conference on the Life and Work of Howard Thurman"
April 8-9, 2022, In-person or Online
This two-day conference is designed to introduce attendees to Howard Thurman's work and provide an opportunity for scholars, social activists, and religious leaders to consider ways in which Thurman's understanding of community can address diversity and inclusion. Speakers will include Walter Earl Fluker, Barbara Brown Taylor, Peter Eisenstadt, and Luther E. Smith, Jr.
For more information and to register, click here.  
Jason Francisco Book Launch - "Alive and Destroyed A Meditation on the Holocaust in Time"
Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Zoom
Join Emory University’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies (TIJS) in celebrating the publication of TIJS affiliated faculty member Jason Francisco's book, "Alive and Destroyed: A Meditation on the Holocaust in Time,” published by Daylight Book.         
Francisco, Emory University Film and Media Studies Associate Professor, will be in conversation with Kevin Karnes, Associate Dean for the Arts in Emory College. Moderating the event will be Kate Rosenblatt, the Jay and Leslie Cohen Assistant Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies.          
Register here to recieve the zoom link.

Emory Buddhist Club: Spring Clothing Swap
Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m., McDonough Plaza (across from ESC)
Refresh your spring wardrobe and donate clothes you no longer wear at the EBC Spring Clothing Swap. We are hosting this event to promote Buddhist virtues like generosity and sharing and we’d love to get our members—as well as the wider Emory community—involved.
Here’s how it works:
  1. Drop off items of clothing you no longer want at one of the campus collection boxes starting Wednesday, March 23 until Tuesday, April 12. There will be collection boxes in several convenient locations across campus, such as in:
  • WoodPec
  • SAAC
  • AMUC - room 125 OSRL suite
  • Woodruff Library - entrance
  • Cannon Chapel
  • School of Public Health (Grace Crum & Claudia Nance Rollins Buildings)
  • Come to the clothing swap the week after collection ends to find new clothes. You may also hand in your old clothes on the day of the event as well.
  • All remaining items will be donated to local non-profits/homeless shelters or recycled—nothing goes to the landfill

  • For more information about this event, please contact either Jasmine Mahadumrongkul ( or Emily Baselt (
    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:  
    Lenten Lament Walks with Roswell Churches
    Thursday, March 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Mack Brown Memorial at Riverside Park
    These walks are focused on a communal time of prayer and reflection, with liturgies written by a Presbyterian minister. RSVP here.
    Atlanta Interfaith Hunger Seder
    Wednesday, April 20
    , 6:00-9:00 p.m., Temple Kol Emeth
    Using the traditional Jewish seder as a template, the Hunger Seder is an opportunity for people of all faiths to join together to examine our Community's food insecurity landscape and to reach for solutions. Bill Bolling, founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will be our featured speaker. Please join in the evening for good food, meaningful discussion, and a call to action and advocacy.    Register to attend here.
    Partner Programs
    Race and Difference: Colloquium Series
    Monday, April 4, 12:00 p.m., Zoom
    Our next guest, Dr. Gregory Parks from Wake Forest University School of Law, will discuss "A Pledge of Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and Racial Uplift."                                                                                                              
    All events are free, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link. Please register here.

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    NPHW Keynote -- Indigenous Teachings: Lessons for Public Health with Dr. Victoria O'Keefe
    Wednesday, April 6, 4:30 p.m., Emory Student Center Multipurpose Rooms 5 and 6
    In celebration of National Public Health Week 2022: 
    The Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Rollins School of Public Health, and Native American Student Association welcome Dr. Victoria O'Keefe, Ph.D., Mathuram Sanrosham Chair in Native American Health at Johns Hopkins University to Present: Indigenous Teachings: Lessons for Public Health
    NPHW Keynote – Indigenous Teachings: Lessons for Public Health with Dr. Victoria O’Keeffe
    RSVP Here
    The James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes on "Racial Dynamics in the American Political Context, and Anniversaries in Civil Rights Politics"
    Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m., Zoom
    The James Weldon Johnson Institute is pleased to present this year’s JWJI Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes, Professor in the Political Science and Africana Studies department, from the University of Notre Dame.
    Dr. Pinderhughes will discuss Racial Dynamics in the American Political Context, and Anniversaries in Civil Rights Politics.
    This event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00PM. Once registered you will receive the Zoom link. Register here
    Plastathon Campus Competition
    Thursday, April 7, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Emory Point          
    Join The Hatchery, Plastic Free Emory, and the Emory Office of Sustainability for Plastathon, a campus-wide Hackathon focused on waste streams across Emory’s campuses.
    During the event, students will be able to create a working prototype, get advice directly from Emory Faculty and Staff Mentors, and pitch their work to the Emory community.
    To register for this event, click here.
    Opportunities and Resources
    Emory Libraries: "Library Voice"
    Emory Libraries is launching a campus-wide engagement survey to learn how members of our community perceive and use the libraries’ services, programs, and spaces.
    Be on the lookout for our print, digital, and online campaign from March 30 through April 20. During this time the Emory community will receive weekly email reminders with unique links to the survey and the chance to sign up for a raffle and win one of five sets of earphones valued between $20 and $50 each.
    Learn more about the Libraries here
    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
    Inaugural Office of Sustainability Postgraduate Fellowships
    Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, April 18; apply today. 
    Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) is launching our inaugural post-graduate Fellows program. In May 2022, we are hiring for a Climate Solutions Fellow and a Sustainability & Social Justice Programs Fellow. Recent graduates from undergraduate and graduate level programs are eligible to apply, May 2022 graduates as well. Learn more about our team here and about the Fellow positions here.
    The Jack Boozer and the Hermann and Janet Noether Funds
    The Jack Boozer and the Hermann and Janet Noether Funds enable students in Emory College to pursue internships that combine study and an active working engagement with situations and problems that require a deepened understanding and practice of social ethics and community service. 
    Students should complete the application (attached) and e-mail it along with a detailed description of the project to be funded and a résumé detailing previous community service to Edward Queen.
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
    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 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
    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
    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
    Great Lent
    Mon., Mar. 7 – Sat., Apr. 23, 2022
    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.
    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.
    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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