Weekly News and Programs 12.12.19
Late Night Breakfast Study Break
Tonight: Late Night Breakfast Study Break
Thursday, December 12, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.,
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is sponsoring a Late Night Breakfast Study Break with pancakes with the Multifaith Campus Ministers of many spiritual organizations on campus. Join us at the Fellowship Hall of Glenn Memorial UMC on Thursday, December 12 from 10 p.m. until midnight for free food prepared by Emory University's campus ministers, free t-shirts, and music. Get there early for food and a t-shirt. Join the Facebook event here.
Join the Facebook Event Here
Candler School of Theology/OSRL Chaplain Intern Spotlight
Kenneth L. Rozier
My name is Kenneth Rozier. It is a pleasure to meet and serve you. I am a Georgia native and currently reside in Macon, GA. I am married to my beautiful wife, Jamila Rozier. Together we have a son, Kenneth L. Rozier III and two daughters, Nailah and Hadiyah Rozier. I served my country in the United States Navy from 2001-2005 on board the USS Robert G. Bradley FFG-49 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I received two Navy Achievement Medals and an Honorable Discharge as a 3rd Class Petty Officer. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, reading, listening to jazz, and sitting quiet. I welcome you as you welcome me, I look forward to serving you. You are truly appreciated; I am grateful for you.
Ken's internship focus includes work with the Affiliated Campus Ministers and new groups for veteran's and Black men's spirituality, and he will preach on Sunday, February 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Cannon Chapel.
OSRL Contextual Education Program
Cannon Chapel and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life offers year-long Contextual Education internships for second-year Candler School of Theology students who are interested in college and university chaplaincy. Mentored by one of the chaplains on staff, Cannon Chapel and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life hosts 2-3 interns who have the opportunity to learn and serve through to the various multifaith programs and services of the office. For more information, please click here
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
University Catholic Center - Finals Week Extended Study Hours
Monday, December 9-Friday, December 13, University Catholic Center
The University Catholic Center will be open for extended hours during finals week to provide you with a place to comfortably study. Stop on by between December 9 and 13 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. For more information, please click here
Guided Meditation and Talk
Thursday, December 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Emory Buddhist Club invites you to guided meditation every Thursday at 6 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. Each week we host a different teacher who will lead us in meditation and a talk, followed by a Q&A and a tea and snack social in the basement room 106.
This week we welcome Bhante Deepankara from the Georgia Buddhist Vihara, a Theravada Buddhist temple and meditation center. He will be leading a meditation and reflection. Join the Facebook event here
Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner
Friday, December 13, 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. Dinners take place after services and are open to the entire Emory community, as well as free to all students. There will be great food, great friends, and great conversations. We can't wait to see you there.
Service of Lessons and Carols at Glenn Memorial Church
Sunday, December 15, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., Glenn Memorial Church
Join us for our annual offering of A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols during all three worship services. As we prepare for Christ’s coming, we will remember in scripture, reading, and in song the prophets who have told us of a Messiah that will come to be the Savior of us all. The 8:30 a.m. service will feature contemplative music of all styles, as well as congregational carols. The 11 a.m. service will offer beautiful choral music from all our choirs at Glenn as well as congregational carols. The Gathering at 5 p.m. will offer beautiful readings that give us another lens into Advent as well as wonderful music led by The Gathering band. For more information, please click here
Zikr Meditation
Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Cannon Chapel Room 106 (Please note: Zikr meditration has concluded for the Fall 2019 semester but will begin again next semester)
Merciful meditation is zikr, a practice from the Islamic tradition to purify the heart, clear the mind, and focus the conscience on expanding mercy in the world. It is a process of chanting the most beautiful names of God as found in the Quran, a process open to people of any faith (to Muslims of all persuasions and to non-Muslims as well). It takes no prior experience, is not segregated by gender, and welcomes people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. All one has to do is take off one's shoes. During the school year, we meet on Tuesdays evenings in Cannon Chapel Room 106. For more information, contact Professor Scott Kugle, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, at skugle@emory.edu
Off Campus Programs
Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4771 Browns Mill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
Guided meditation, practices of sitting and walking meditation, listening to talks in English from Insight Meditation Society, and Dharma discussion. Free event; a vegetarian lunch will be provided at no charge. All are welcome to join. You are encouraged to attend a full-day meditation practice. However, if you are unable to attend for the entire period, you may come for any part that suits you:
9 a.m. Introduction of Vipassana Meditation Practice 
9:15 a.m. Guided Sitting Meditation 
10 a.m. Walking Meditation 
11 a.m. Sitting Meditation
12:15 p.m. Lunch 
1:30 p.m. Listen to Dharma Talk & Dharma discussion 
3:30 p.m. Walking Meditation
4 p.m. Sitting Meditation & Sharing Merits
For more information, please click here
Guided Meditation Sessions
Saturdays and Sundays in December, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 2550 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta GA 30345
Join the Dharma Jewel Monastery for meditation sessions every weekend in December. All our programs are free of charge. We are supported by your generous donations. You can register for  events by going on our website or by calling us at 770-939-5008.
Partner Programs
Minor White, Unburdened: Photographs from the Collection of Lindsay W. Marshall
Now through December 15, Michael C. Carlos Museum
This intimate exhibition features works by Minor White alongside photographs by contemporaries and friends such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Rose Mandel. A selection of White’s writings  accompanies the photographs. In these documents, White reflects upon his photographic successes and failures as well as his lifelong personal struggles with religion, sexuality, the constitution of the spirit, and his own contributions to photography. On view through December 15. For more information, please click here
Opportunities and Resources
Faith in Action
Faith in Action: Ethnic Youth Adult Summer Internship
Does your faith move you to seek a more peaceful and just world for all? Are you wanting to do meaningful work this summer with a non-profit or a public policy organization? If so, consider applying to be an Ethnic Young Adult intern with the General Board of Church and Society in Washington, DC.
The Ethnic Young Adult Internship (EYA) is a program in Washington, DC designed for young justice-seekers willing to unpack their faith and identity. EYAs are placed with partner organizations across the city that are working to address social injustices. Interns serve at these placement sites four days a week. On Fridays, EYAs are engaged in seminar learning designed by Church and Society Staff. In these seminars, interns unpack a wide variety of social issues through a faith perspective and gain an understanding of The United Methodist Church’s commitment to social holiness. Interns gain practical skills, professional and leadership development.
This summer's program will take place June 6 to August 1, 2020. To apply to be in the EYA 2020 cohort, fill out our application here by March 1, 2020.
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
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.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thursday, December 12
Tradition: Christianity-Roman Catholic
Saturday, December 21
Tradition: Wicca/Paganism
Winter Solstice, celebrating the longest night and the blessings of darkness as well as the rebirth of the sun god.
December 22-30
Tradition: Judaism
The Feast of Lights (Feast of Dedication) is celebrated for eight days to commemorate the rededication of the Temple following the Jews' victory over occupying forces in 165 BCE, which re-established for a time their religious and political freedom.
Wednesday, December 25
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.
Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, December 25
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
Celebrates the anniversary of the birth (nativity) of Jesus. December 25 is the date of this observance for Roman Catholic, Protestant, and many Orthodox Christian churches.
Death of Prophet Zarathustra
Thursday, December 26
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
The anniversary of the death of the founder of the Zoroastrian faith.
December 26-January 1
Tradition: Pan-Africanism 
A week-long annual celebration held in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas to honor African heritage in African-American culture.
Ghambar Maidyarem
December 31-January 4
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
Celebrates the creation of animals. Zoroastrians are encouraged to remember their practice of the equitable sharing of food during this observance.
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