Weekly News and Programs 1.30.20
Off The Record with Dean Linda A. McCauley
Off the Record with Dean McCauley
Thursday, February 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing, Board Room 400
In Off the Record, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life invites a faculty or staff member to be the special guest and lead a conversation concerning their scholarly work and its connection to their faith or philosophy. These cross-disciplinary conversations invite students, faculty, and staff to be together, talk, and share a lunch provided by OSRL.
This week we welcome Linda A. McCauley, Dean and Professor at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Space is limited and registration is required.
King Week Beloved Community Sermon: Featuring The Rev. Kim Jackson
The Rev. Kim Jackson's Sermon from the Beloved Community King Week service
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Emory welcomed back The Rev. Kim Jackson, a 2009 graduate of the Candler School of Theology, who was recently named to Emory’s 40 Under Forty list honoring accomplished young professionals. Jackson is an Episcopal priest serving a church of the unhoused in Atlanta, and is running for State Senate. The service featured music by the Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir. Watch her sermon above and learn more about The Rev. Kim Jackson here
Responding to World Coronavirus Concerns
Communities across the world are feeling the weight of the spread of the Coronavirus as it affects friends and loved ones, especially in China, and those here with connections to those impacted. This week, as Candler Chapel gathers for worship Tuesday and Thursday at 11:05 a.m. in Cannon Chapel, we will pray for all those affected by the virus, mourn with those who are suffering, and seek hope for a future of health. The Coronavirus joins perpetual issues plaguing humanity, sadly too numerous to name, but including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and Ebola. It is our collective prayer, meditation, and intention that the university community be well, to continue to reach its goals of learning and growing and caring for others and the world's needs. We encourage all to take care of themselves in these seasons of spreading ailments. Specfic information on heath and wellness in light of the coronavirus and flu are here: http://campuslife.emory.edu/notifications/coronavirus.html. Those with spiritual and existential concerns are encouraged to contact the Office of Sprittual and Religious Life at religiouslife@emory.edu.
Undergraduate United Methodist Retreat
February 7-9, 2020
Depart February 7 at 5:30 p.m. and return February 9 by Noon
Camp Grace, 2559 Walkers Chapel Road, Roberta, GA 31078
Deadline to register is February 3, 2020 by 12:00 p.m. (Expenses will be covered by OSRL)
Assistant Chaplain Kevin Crawford will be taking a group of Emory undergraduate students on this retreat sponsored by the Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education and open to all. This time is designed to connect college students across Georgia campuses for leadership development, community, and worship. 
For more information on how to register with the Emory group, please email kevin.crawford@emory.edu
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
UKirk Atlanta: Presbyterian Campus Ministry at Emory
Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
UKirk Atlanta is a spiritual community dedicated to providing a welcoming, open, and affirming space to enjoy authentic discussions about theology and faith. Welcoming is an art form in its own right, and UKirk strives to create an environment of comfort and openness, while balancing these values with spiritual growth and the challenging questions that accompany it. UKirk is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church USA but students of all (or no) faith tradition are invited. Program information is in the schedule. Contact Campus Minister Sarah Hooker for further information at sarah@ukirkatlanta.com.
Guided Mediation and Discussion
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
Join us for an informal meditation and discussion on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in Cannon Chapel.
The Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led effort. Our primary mission is to provide a free, weekly, on-campus opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism or meditation to meet, practice, and learn with qualified Buddhist teachers from the Atlanta area. This week we welcome Sensei Micheal Elliston from the Atlanta Soto Zen Center. He will lead a Zen Buddhism meditation and reflection.
Our meetings are always free and open to the public. Snacks and tea social follows in the basement room 106. We welcome anyone, regardless of meditation experience or point of view. For more information, please click here.
International Student Coffee Hour Lunch
Friday, January 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Hosted by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and International Student and Scholar Services, International Student Coffee Hour takes place every Friday during the academic year from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel's Brooks Commons.

Each week a different campus resource office hosts the "coffee hour" by providing a free lunch for international students, and students can meet one another, learn about resources, and network. For more information, please email religiouslife@emory.edu.
Emory MSA Hot Chocolate Social
Friday, January 31, 3:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Join the Muslim Students Association (MSA) for a hot chocolate social at the Brooks Commons of Cannon Chapel on January 31 at 3:00 p.m., or after jummah. RSVP to the Facebook event here.
Vasanth Panchami GBM
Friday, January 31, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Join Hindu Students Association for our first GBM of the spring semester this Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Cannon Chapel. We'll be discussing the Hindu festival of Vasanth Panchami, which celebrates Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and language. The GBM will be immediately followed by aarti, and as always, we'll have samosas. For more information, please click here

Fellowship and Adoration Night
Friday, January 31, 5:30 p.m, University Catholic Center
The Fellowship and Adoration Night is a student-led small group focused on growing in faith and experiencing Christ's presence in our lives. We meet every Friday during the school year. While our primary attendance is composed of students, everyone is welcome. To learn more, please click here
De-Stress Shabbat
De-Stress Shabbat
riday, January 31, services at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m., Emory Hillel
Every Friday evening during the semester, Emory Hillel has several student-led prayer services. Each service has energetic leaders that make the services enjoyable and welcoming. This week, our theme is De-Stress. Already stressed out? Come relax on Shabbat with Emory Hillel. Not only will we have a chill atmosphere with great food and friends, but also, in honor of National Bubble Wrap Day on January 27, we will have bubble wrap galore for you to pop, stomp on, and do whatever you have to do to de-stress. We can't wait to see you there. For more information, please click here.
*This is for Emory Students ONLY
Shabbat at Chabad 
Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m., Chabad at Emory, 1526 N. Decatur Road NE
Saturday, February 1, 11:00 a.m., Chabad at Emory, 1526 N. Decatur Road NE
The vote is in, there is truly nothing like it. Join fellow Emoryites and experience Shabbat at Chabad. A perfect blend of gourmet food, spirited singing, schmoozing, and inspired ideas. Not to be missed.
  • Services - 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner - 7:00 p.m.
  • Shabbat Morning Service - 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch - 1:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass Time Change and Super Bowl Party
Sunday, February 2, 5:00 p.m. at Cannon Chapel Sanctuary, 6:00 p.m. at the Catholic Center
Join the University Catholic Center for Mass at 5:00 p.m. (an hour earlier than normal this week), and follow us over to the Catholic Center for dinner and to watch the Super Bowl afterward. To learn more, please click here
Game Night - University Catholic Center
Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m., University Catholic Center 
Looking for something fun to do or need a break from your studies? Come hang out and play games with us on Tuesdays throughout the semester. Card games, board games, video games - you name it, we'll play it. For more information, please click here
Partner Programs
Presidential Search Student Forum
Thursday, January 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., ESC Multipurpose Room 4
Make your voice heard at the Presidential Search Student Forum. This is a critical time for Emory, and student voices are more important than ever. The Presidential Selection Committee has committed to use the information collected at the forum throughout their decision-making process.
All students are invited to attend. The forum will be moderated and facilitated by students and will be attended by members of the Board of Trustees and the Presidential Selection Committee. Learn more about the presidential search at http://executivesearch.emory.edu.
CAPS Spring Workshop Series
TheoEd Talks February 2020
Sunday, February 9, 4:00-6:15 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
TheoEd Talks is a faith-based speaker series that brings together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less. The speakers for the February 2020 TheoEd event are Hillary McBride, Bryan Massingale, Wil Gafney, and Jeff & André Shinabarger. TheoEd is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Register here
Off Campus Programs
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Sunday, February 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Helene Mills Senior Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312
Get your World Interfaith Harmony Day Passport and engage in one or more of the listed activities during the week of February 1-7, 2020 and then join us for faith, food, and FUN on February 9.
Activities include: Attending a worship service of a different faith, reading a book or watching a film about interfaith or different faiths, taking a person of a different faith out for tea, or preparing an ethnic dish to share with friends. You can become an interfaith ambassador by completing the most activities and win a prize. To download your passport, click here.
Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
Monday, February 10, gala at 5:00 p.m. and film at 7:30 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, which revisits the historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation. This inspiring story of unity, empathy and partnership is told by numerous luminaries of the Civil Rights era and prominent Atlantans, including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., singer Harry Belafonte, and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman of Atlanta’s historic synagogue, The Temple.
We invite you to join us for the Opening Night screening of Shared Legacies, featuring a post-film Q&A with many of the film’s participants.
Emory students can purchase discounted tickets beginning Monday, January 27 at http://www.ajff.org or by calling the box office at 678-701-6104 using the code LEGACIES50. We are also pleased to assist with any group sales, for those wishing to arrange a large block of tickets.
With the divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, Shared Legacies is essential and timely viewing for audiences of all faiths and backgrounds. Learn more about the film here, and join the Facebook event here. We very much hope to see you on Monday, February 10 at Cobb Energy Centre for the World Premiere of Shared Legacies.
Interfaith in the Real World
Ripple Conference 2020
February 21-23, Elon University, 301 E Haggard Ave, Elon, NC 27244
The Ripple Conference offers time to learn, engage, reflect, and share. Together we will learn about other traditions, including religious, spiritual, and secular worldviews. We will engage in social justice and interfaith dialogue. In smaller community groups, we will share our own perspectives and process the conference experience. Other events within the conference will offer time to share music, stories, and delicious local food.
This year's theme is Interfaith in the Real World: Cultivating Community Cooperation. We recognize that Interfaith is not just present for a weekend or in facilitated spaces, but something that goes with us into our everyday lives, which is why our theme this year focuses on practical applications of interfaith. Who do we interact with most and how can we more intentional about those interactions? How can interfaith be a foundation for relationships? What would our world look like if we were in a constant pursuit of positive cooperation not despite but because of difference? The Ripple Conference 2020 will be an encouraging space to explore these questions and more with a community brought together by a passion for interfaith. Whether you have been doing this work your whole life, or are brand new, we want participants to leave with enthusiasm about looking for opportunities to engage in interfaith in their lives and feeling equipped to do so.
The Ripple Conference offers a balance of structured and unstructured, small and large group events to provide a unique conference experience. We don’t just want to talk about interfaith, we want to make it happen. You can learn more about us at rippleconference.org. We leave you with the question: Where will your ripples go? Please contact religiouslife@emory.edu to register.
Opportunities and Resources
Emory Food Pantry at Bread Coffeehouse
Ongoing, Bread Coffeehouse, 1227 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307
Bread offers a free Open Pantry for students at Emory who are in need. We carry fresh produce from Emory Dining, fresh bread from Rise ‘n Dine, groceries of all types, and hygiene products.
If you would like to host a donation box in your office or bring in donations for the Open Pantry, please email eaglefoodcoop@breadcoffeehouse.org.
If you would like to receive items from Open Pantry please email eaglefoodcoop@breadcoffeehouse.org with a list of grocery, produce, hygiene products, and other needs, or stop by Bread Coffeehouse to make a list. Pickups are made at the house.
Moral Fusion Student Organizing Fellowship Application
Application Deadline: February 10
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted moral narrative of christian nationalism. The PPC was launched with 40 days of action in Spring 2018 with an historic 6 weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action in over 35 states across the country.

The PPC engages in moral fusion organizing, building across lines of difference, including race, geography, age, religion, ability, and more. The current phase of organizing focused on shifting the national narrative and building power among poor and directly impacted communities by broadening and deepening our base, registering people for a movement that votes, and mobilizing toward a Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020. We are fighting for systemic change through a Moral Agenda. Please watch this video to learn more about the campaign https://youtu.be/CawlyZD-QcA

What is the Moral Fusion Organizing Fellowship Program?
The PPC is recruiting Moral Fusion Organizing Fellows from campuses across the United States for the 2020 Spring Semester to spend 10 hours a month organizing and mobilizing their campus and community towards the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington. To learn more, and apply, please click here
Summer Staff Applications: Hinton Rural Life Center
Application deadline is February 15.
Hinton Rural Life Center -- a retreat/mission outreach agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The UMC -- is now accepting applications for summer staff for our Summer Missions Outreach ministry. The 11 weeks mission team come to serve Appalachain communities in NC. The Hinton Center equips college-age young adults to live out their faith, to build formative relationships, and to serve, leading groups in home repairs, firewood and garden ministry, and facilitating programming and activities, both on and off the worksite. For more information, please click here. 
Weekly Gatherings
See below for weekly religious and philosophical gatherings that take place in Cannon Chapel. All are welcome. With questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. On our website, we also feature the gatherings of Emory's many religious and philosophical student organizations. More information is available here.
Worship and Spiritual Practice
Spring Religious Holidays: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim
The Spring 2020 semester contains a number of religious holidays, which many Emory students, staff, and faculty will be observing in different ways. Below are some helpful dates to be aware of if you are scheduling coursework, meetings, etc.:
  • Wednesday, February 26 is Ash Wednesday for Western Christians, who may practice fasting and attend special liturgies that day, as they may throughout the season of Lent which follows through Holy Week.
  • Sunday, April 5 through Saturday, April 11 is Holy Week for Western Christians, who may partake of additional liturgies during that week.  
  • Sundown Wednesday, April 8 through sundown Saturday, April 11 and sundown Tuesday, April 14 through sundown Thursday, April 16 is Passover. Observing Jews may choose to refrain from usual daily activities, the use of electricity. If they have assignments or exams during these days, they may seek to reschedule them.
  • Friday, April 10 is Good Friday for Western Christians, who may practice fasting and attend special liturgies.
  • Sunday, April 12 is Western Christian Easter.
  • Sunday, April 19 is Orthodox Christian Easter
  • This year the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will be observed from April 23 to May 23. During Ramadan, observing Muslims fast from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) encourages the Emory community to be aware of students, faculty, staff, and other community members who will be observing Ramandan. This year, Ramandan will overlap with the last days of classes, with final exams, and commencement day.
Students are asked to notify their faculty members if they will need academic accommodations for religious observance, and faculty are asked to develop reasonable accommodations for students to observe. If support is needed, students and faculty may contact their academic deans or the OSRL.
More information about Jewish and Christian observances will be shared as they approach. In addition, there will be campus Ramadan Iftar Prayers and Dinners each night from April 23 until commencement.

With questions or for additional support, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu
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.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
A mid-winter festivals that honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Tradition: Wicca/Paganism
The first fertility festival, celebrating the approach of spring and the growth of light in the darkness.
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