DIY Pickling, Spiritual Life Survey, Emory-Glenn Sunday
DIY Pickling, Spiritual Life Survey, Emory-Glenn Sunday
News and Programs 09.23.21
DIY Pickling Workshop
DIY Pickling Workshop
Friday, September 24, 12:00 p.m., Inside the Sukkah, by the Cannon Chapel entrance
Join Rabbi Jordan, Emory’s Jewish Chaplain, for a fermentation workshop this Friday at noon. We are currently in the midst of the holiday of Sukkot, a time connected to agricultural cycles and to the harvest season. In the ancient world (and today) the abundance of produce is preserved through pickling. Stop by for a quick tutorial on making pickles through lactofermentation and leave with your own small jar of kosher dills. No prior pickling experience required.
Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. For more information, please contact
Interfaith Youth Core OSRL Emory
Emory Students, Faculty and Staff: Share Your Thoughts on Spiritual Life at Emory
Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021
Emory University is working with Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) to facilitate an interfaith strategic planning process that will result in a multi-year spiritual life strategic plan. As part of this process, we want to understand how the Emory community currently engages religious, spiritual, and philosophical life and to explore ideas for the future.
To ensure our comprehensiveness, we would like to invite you to share your experiences of religious, spiritual, and philosophical life at Emory by answering a five-question survey. The results will be used for internal planning purposes only. All responses are anonymous and will remain confidential. Learn more about the interfaith strategic planning process here.  
For questions, please contact  
Complete the Survey Here
IRC Meeting September 20
Undergraduate Inter-Religious Council Update
Each year, the undergraduate religious and philosophical student organizations on Emory's Atlanta campus are requested to nominate a representative from their board or leadership team to the Atlanta Inter-Religious Council. The IRC meets weekly to build relationships, explore a range of interfaith skills and topics, and plan campus programs that promote dialogue, service, and peace-building. 
For more information, please contact
Faith in the Vaccine Rally
Faith in the Vaccine Rally, September 14
Emory OSRL Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors Highlighted at Rally
During this past summer, the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) partnered with Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) to offer a Faith in the Vaccine Project to empower Emory undergraduate and graduate students to work with local faith communities to help expand COVID-19 vaccine trust, education, and access.
Undergraduate and graduate students were invited to submit proposals of ways that they could work with local faith communities to help extend the COVID-19 vaccine, especially with underrepresented communities. Students developed projects that involved community outreach, meetings, presentations, translations, printed and online material, as well as “shots in arm" vaccine clinics working with Emory Healthcare.
On September 14, 2021, 300 Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors from campuses across the country joined together to draw inspiration from and share wisdom with each other. 1,600 Faith in the Vaccine Ambassadors have been working over the summer and fall to address vaccine hesitancy and access in their local communities. These individuals represent over 110 college campuses and 90 civic and faith-based organizations. Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life ambassadors were highlighted at the rally. Learn more about the Faith in the Vaccine Project here
Emory-Glenn Sunday/ Beloved Community
Sunday, September 26, 11:00 a.m., Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church and Online
On Emory-Glenn Sunday, September 26, Glenn Memorial will celebrate during the 11:00 a.m. worship the historic and living relationship between Emory University and Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. For more than a century, church and academy have partnered to serve Emory and the larger community, while also sharing countless opportunities for growth in knowledge and wisdom. Emory-Glenn Sunday brings us together for worship in the sanctuary we share. 
It promises to be a day as meaningful and unique as the relationship we share, so this week Beloved Community will join in worship at Glenn Memorial and will not be at Cannon Chapel.
Masks required for all in-person services, with childcare provided on the playground. 
Please note Beloved Community will return to Cannon Chapel on October 3. 
Online Worship Available Here
Mid-Week Music Meditation, September 22
Mid-Week Musical Meditation, September 22
Mid-Week Musical Meditation Online
Every Wednesday in Term, 12:00-12:15 p.m., Zoom and Facebook Live
This short midweek musical meditation online is an opportunity to lift up prayers and meditations for the needs of the world and our own lives. Open to all Emory students, faculty, and staff of all faiths. Led by Maury Allums, Director of Music in the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. Take a moment to breathe, relax, and connect with others. For more information, please contact OSRL Music Director Maury Allums at
To register for updates and register for the event via zoom, visit You can also watch the event live on Emory OSRL Facebook
Upcoming Programs
Guided Meditation Poster
Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman
Venerable Priya Sraman
Emory Buddhist Club Guided Meditation
Thursday, September 23, 6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106 or Zoom.
Join us for a guided Buddhist meditation this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. 
This week, EBC will be led by our very own 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. He will be giving a Dharma talk on the different types of food in Buddhism (physical, spiritual, emotional, etc). Like always, this talk will be followed up with a Q&A portion and a guided meditation.
For more information, contact Venerable Priya Sraman
Emory Bhakti Yoga Club Session
Thursday, September 23, 6:30 p.m., Main Quad
Join EBYC for their first yoga class of the year. Come to the quad on Thursday September 23 at 6:30 p.m. to tap into your inner yogi with a simple yet invigorating 45 minute flow.
All you need is a mat, water, and an open heart. If you have any questions, email
University Catholic Center Renew 
Thursday, September 23, 7:30 p.m., Georgia Tech Catholic Center (172 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313)
We've been invited by students at Georgia Tech to join them this Thursday for Renew, a night of adoration, music, and praise. Father John Klein will open the night with a talk and confessions will be available throughout the night. If you'd like to carpool, contact Sean Woo.
Bread Coffeehouse DBS
Thursday, September 23, 7:30 p.m., Bread Coffeehouse (1227 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA)
Come by Bread at 7:30 p.m. for another great DBS. this week featuring: lasagna from a church that supports Bread, music by Ben Williams, and stories by staff. We'll keep you posted on any location changes if weather necessitates it. After DBS, we'll be joining campus life for movies on campus, or getting boba if that's cancelled for rain. For more information, visit Bread Coffeehouse's site here
Chabad Jazz in the Sukkah
Thursday, September 23, 8:00 p.m., Chabad at Emory (1526 N Decatur Road NE, Atlanta GA 30307)
Don't Miss the Jewish Emory Mixer of the Year. Meet fellow grad students and friends, in the coolest sukkah in town. Enjoy wine, jazz, Hors d'Oeuvers and relaxed mingling. Find information here
International Community Friday Lunch
International Community Friday Lunch
Friday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel Underpass (outside in shade).  
International Community Friday Lunch is a long-standing collaboration between the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) and INternational Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). We seek to extend a warm welcome and build a community for international students and scholars over a free lunch, conversation, and resource sharing. 
These lunches are limited, so be sure to register by the Tuesday before the community lunch you will attend. RSVP Required each week here
Emory HSA Aarti GBM
Friday, September 24, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Join the Hindu Students Association this Friday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m. for aarti and Bhagavad Gita discussion. There will be free samosas and sweets as always.
InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship Game Night
Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m., 1226 Forrest Boulevard, Decatur, GA 30030
Join grad students from across Emory for a fun evening of dinner, games and smores at the Goldsmiths’ house this Friday to get to know other students early in the year in a relaxed off campus setting. There will be turkey and vegetarian chili, cornbread and salad with smores for dessert. Feel free to bring drinks, other desserts, and your favorite games.
Open to any Emory Graduate and Professional School Students, as well as their spouses, and significant others.
If you have any questions, contact Glenn Goldsmith
University Catholic Center Fellowship and Adoration Night
Friday, September 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., University Catholic Center (1753 N Decatur Road, Atlanta GA, 30307)
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. For more information, visit the University Catholic Center's website
Hillel Sushi in the Sukkah
Monday, September 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center (735 Gatewood Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322)
Join Hillel for sushi under the Sukkah to celebrate the close of Sukkot. RSVP here
Chabad Simchat Torah
Monday, September 27-Wednesday, September 29
Simchat Torah "Rejoicing of the Torah" is the day on which we conclude, and begin anew, the annual Torah reading cycle. The event is marked with great rejoicing and festivity.
  • Israeli Hakafot: Monday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., Chabad at Emory (1526 N Decatur Road NE, Atlanta GA 30307
  • Shemini Atzeret Day: Tuesday, September 28, 11:00 a.m., Chabad at Emory
  • Hora with the Torah: Tuesday, September 28, 8:00 p.m., Chabad at Emory
  • Simchat Torah Day: Wednesday, September 29, 10:30 a.m., Chabad Intown (730 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Atlanta GA 30306) 
For a more detailed schedule and to RSVP, visit here
Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson
Maddie Henderson, Christian Chaplain
Chaplain Maddie Office Hours
Wednesday, September 29, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Kaldi's at the Depot
Hang out with Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson. Have questions about Christian life on campus? Wrestling with questions about your faith? Want to meet someone new? All of these are reasons to drop by. Chaplain Maddie wants to get to know you and for you to know her, sto stop by for as short or long as you're able. She hopes to see you then. 
If you have questions outside of office hours, feel free to email Chaplain Maddie here
University Catholic Center's La Teología de mi Abuela: Learning from Women in our Latino Community: 
Thursday, September 30, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Online
Time for Catholic women to claim our place in our Church. We are each called to recover the “memoria histórica” – the historical memory- of the valiant women that have come before us. We need to tell our personal and community stories that will encourage and inspire the next generation of women in our Church. This reflection will draw from the experience of the Latina woman’s faith experience of radical hospitality, unfolding mercy, and accompaniment. Come have a conversation about the “comal y metate” * of inclusion and encouragement all women need in our Church.
*[comal: a place where you make tortillas, Metate: where you grind corn or make salsa]
Register here
Muslim Student Association Stone Mountain Hike
Saturday, October 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., "Walk up Trail" Parking Lot
Join nine other Muslim Student Associations from the area for a hike at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, October 2nd, from 2-5pm. Free food will be provided.
RSVP here.
Meet at the “Walk-up Trail Parking Lot.” Instructions and cost can be found on the second image here. 
UKIRK Atlanta Fall Retreat
Friday, October 15-Sunday October 17, Lake Lanier 
Join UKIRK Atlanta for a relaxing weekend with new friends up at Lake Lanier. For more information and to register, visit here
Emory OSRL Indigenous People’s Day Event 2021
Indigenous Storytelling: Language, Culture, and Nature with Dr. Maung Nyeu
Monday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Zoom Webinar
Dr. Maung Nyeu is a Buddhist member of the Marma Indigenous Peoples, one of the several Indigenous Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. He is the founder and executive director of Our Golden Hour, an organization committed to extending educational opportunities for children in marginalized communities and underserved areas. 

In this conversation with Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman, Dr. Maung will share the stories of Indigenous Peoples of Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the intersection between their language, culture, natural environment, and spirituality. Dr. Maung has been engaged in efforts to preserve and pass on these Indigenous languages and culture to the next generation.

RSVP here. For questions, please contact  
Off Campus Programs
Reconciliation: Healing and Restorative Justice
Thursday, September 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith will moderate a livestreamed panel discussion on Reconciliation: Healing and Restorative Justice, 6-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, as part of the week-long observance: The “1906 Atlanta Race Massacre - Days of Remembrance (115th Recognition),” occurring September 17-26, 2021.
Panelists include historical descendant Donna Stephens of the Chattahoochee Brick Co., Praise House Project artist Charmaine Minniefield, Dr. Kwesi Degraft-Hanson, organizer of the annual commemoration of the largest U.S. slave auction that occurred near Savannah in 1859, "The Weeping Time,” and organizer Prof. Candy Tate  of Emory, Morris Brown, and Georgia State.
For more information, contact Rev. Thee at or (404)931-5062. This and other remembrance events will be accessible here
Jesus and Justice 5K
Saturday, September 25, 8:00 a.m., Piedmont Park
OneRace, a Christian non-profit based in Atlanta that aims for racial reconciliation, is hosting a Jesus+Justice 5k race and worship gathering to launch their Jesus and Justice Campaign and to raise awareness/funds for 6 community organizations. The event will take place at Piedmont Park, with an 8:00 a.m. start time for the race, followed by the worship gathering at 10:00 a.m. TRIBL will be the guest worship band. 
For more information, visit
NAHCA Hindu Chaplaincy Conference
Saturday, September 25 - Sunday, September 26, Online 
Dr. Asha C. Shipman, Director of Hindu Life in Yale University's Chaplain's Office invites you to a professional development opportunity for deepening care for Hindu students through the North American Hindu Chaplains Association's annual conference running virtually on September 25-26. You can find the conference program, speakers, and registration link here
DeKalb County Official Dedication of Lynching Remembrance Markers
Thursday, September 30, 6:00 p.m., Online 
Join the DeKalb Remembrance Project in dedicating remembrance markers that honor those known and unknown men and women that died violently from lynching in DeKalb County. We remember Reuben Hudson, Jr., Porter F. Turner, and three to five unnamed Black men. RSVP at
Festival of Sacred Song
All Saints' Festival of Sacred Song
Sunday, October 3, 5:30 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church (634 West Peachtree Street, NW, Altanta, GA, 30308)
Enjoy hymns and spiritual songs with Theodicy Jazz Collective and the All Saints' Adult Choir, accompanied by Dr. Kirk M. Rich. Share the joy of communal song, drawing on global sacred music with a focus on Jazz. The service will take place with a reflection offered by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, with a dinner from NaanStop following for $12 a person. 
To learn more about the event, visit
AJC Project Understanding: Black/Jewish Coalition
Application due Sunday, October 17
Project Understanding, a signature achievement of AJC's Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition, ensures that relationships between Black and/or Jewish thought leaders continue with Atlanta's next generation. This year's Project Understanding will have two tracks: Project Understanding for Emerging Leaders (ages 25-39) and Project Understanding Gen X (ages 40-55), and both tracks are open to those who identify as Black and/or Jewish and live in Metro Atlanta. Apply Here. If you have any questions, contact Julie Katz
Interfaith Atlanta Fall Festival
Interfaith Atlanta Fall Fest
Sunday, November 14, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Historic Fourth Ward Park
Announcing Interfaith Atlanta's First Annual Fall Fest. Atlanta's Historic 4th Ward Park Amphitheatre is where we will work to unite the community through engaging programs and networking opportunities. For more details or to reserve table space for your organization, visit Fall Fest's site here.  
Partner Programs
Dooley after Dark: Movies and Moonlight
Thursday, September 23, 8:00 and 10:15 p.m., McDonough Field and SAAC Field
Come join us for a night under the moon and stars for some awesome movies. Come out every Thursday for FREE movie screenings. ALL screenings are free to Emory students (undergraduate/graduate/professional). Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please see below and flyer for movie details. 
Each week join Dooley After Dark will screen at two (2) movie locations and each movie will be played twice at each location. 
McDonough Field: Minari
Showtimes: 8:00 p.m.; 10:15 p.m.
Drama | PG-13 | A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
SAAC Field (Clairmont Campus): Parasite
Showtimes: 8:00 p.m.; 10:15 p.m.
Thriller/Comedy | R | Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
For more information, visit The Hub here.
In This Moment
Friday, September 24, 12:00 p.m., Ackerman Hall 
Join curators John Lukavic from the Denver Art Museum and Megan O'Neil from the Carlos Museum for a conversation with contemporary Indigenous artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger whose work is featured in the exhibition Each/Other. The conversation will address the ways in which these two artists view their work as a collective process of creation focused on engagement with community, materials, and the land.

Masks are required at this event in accordance with Emory University's Gathering Policy.
If you prefer to access the program through Zoom rather than in person, click HERE to register.  
Conversation Partners Program Applications Open
Applications due Sunday, September 26, 11:59 p.m.
The Conversation Partners Program is an initiative within the Office of Undergraduate Education that matches domestic and international undergraduate students int eh Emory College of Arts and Sciences. The program strives to foster cross-cultural connections and long-lasting friendships via conversation exchange. Participants are matched in pairs based on preferences. Partners also have opportunities to connect with other participants at program-wide events. The program is open to all undergraduate students in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences. 
To apply to be a facilitator, click here
To apply to be a partner, click here
If you have any questions or want more information, email Linny Tran
Artist Talk
Sunday, September 26, 12:00 p.m., Ackerman Hall
Marie Watt’s recent work “sings songs for sunrise.” In a series of new works, she continues and expands her approach to working with blankets, words, and stories to evoke a sensual experience of the natural world using a collection of repurposed blankets; their saturated colors suggestive of the hues of sun-lit earth.
As part of her artist-in-residency at the Carlos Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, Marie will discuss this new body of work, from the inspiration she found in the traditions of the Seneca Nation and in the poetry of Joy Harjo to the ways she uses textiles to create blocks of color—salmon, ochre, rose, honey, lemon, and cranberry—to create “an intimate and sensuous experience of light moving over the horizon, of the radiant change sweeping across sky and ground.”
Masks are required at this event in accordance with Emory University's Gathering Policy.
If you prefer to access the program through Zoom rather than in person, click HERE to register.
JWJI Fall Colloquium Series
Monday, September 27, 12:00 p.m. on Zoom 
The James Weldon Johnson Institute 2021 Fall Colloquium lunch series continues Monday with Dr. Catherine Ramirez from UC Santa Cruz. Her talk is titled Assimilation: An Alternative History.
The event is free but please RSVP for this and all colloquium event dates here
International Spouse Group
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., 1753 N Decatur Road
The International Spouse Group supports the families of international students, researchers, and faculty members at Emory University. For those families who have just arrived at Emory, we offer an opportunity for the spouses of the students to get acquainted with other international familities, practice speaking English, and learn to navigate life in the United States. Our hope is to offer ongoing support for the spouses and families for the duration of their stay at Emory, developing friendships and assisting each other with family life. 
We meet every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. for an informal time of tea and discussion. Our meetings are hosted by the University Catholic Center (1753 N Decatur Road). Babies and young children are both welcome and enjoyed. For more information, contact Victoria Schwartz, Coordinator at
LatinX Heritage Month
Latinx Heritage Month
Wednesday, September 15 - Friday, October 15
Join Centro Latinx in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month through various events ranigng from artist talks to community healing. for more information, follow along on instagram here
Slavery and Dispossession Symposium
In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice Symposium
September 29 - October 1, 2021. Hybrid format on Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses, with in-person and virtual sessions, as well as physical and digital exhibits.                                   
The symposium is open to the public at no charge. Many universities are examining their histories and discovering their connections to slave labor and Indigenous dispossession. This symposium will highlight the ongoing efforts and research in the areas of slavery, dispossession, and restorative justice, with a focus on the legacy of racism and its enduring effects at Emory University. The sessions will include creative interpretations and dialogue, with a primary focus on the perspectives of Black, Native American, and Indigenous peoples. 
Click here to read an article about the symposium. 
Register Here
Cognitively-Based Compassion Training
Friday, October 15 - Sunday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Online                                
Enroll in Emory University’s research-based meditation course, CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training). The instructor for this course will be Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, who serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics.
Register here
Opportunities and Resources
Students in Recovery Group
Students in Recovery Group
Friday, September 24, 5:00 p.m., AMUC Suite 237                              
In the spirit of informal social support, students in recovery, both graduate and undergraduate, are invited to meet each Friday at 5:00 p.m., starting on September 24. This group is supported and sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion
CAPS Drop-In Workshops
Fridays beginning September 24, 12:00 p.m., Online
One-time workshops on rotating topics, including building social connections, improving relaxation and sleep, anxiety toolkit, imposter syndrome, avoiding burnout, and procrastination toolkit.
For more information or to sign up, visit CAPS on The Hub here
CAPS Skills Groups
Varying dates and times, Online
This includes Stress Clinic Classes and classes on Coping with Difficult Thoughts & Feelings (5 sessions). For more information or to sign up, visit CAPS on The Hub 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
Mon., Sep. 20-Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Tradition: Judaism
Also known as Feast of Booths. An eight-day Jewish festival of booths (or tabernacles) and the fall harvest. The name refers to the booths (sukkot) used by Israelites during desert wanderings and constructed in the fields during the harvest season. It is a time of thanksgiving for God's presence in creation and among the Jewish people. The Eighth Day (Shmini 'Atzeret) is considered both the end of Sukkot and a distinct festival.
Shemini Atzeret
Mon., Sep. 27-Wed., Sep. 29, 2021
Tradition: Judaism
Simchat Torah
Tue., Sep. 28, 2021
Tradition: Judaism
(Rejoicing of the Law) Joyous festival in which the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah in the synagogue is completed and its first book begun again. The celebration typically includes singing, dancing, and marching with Torah scrolls.
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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