Weekly News and Programs 10.30.19
HSA Diwali
Hindu Students Association Diwali Mela
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Puja - 4-6 p.m., Rita Anne Rollins Building (RARB) 102
Mela - 6-9 p.m., Cox Ballroom
The Hindu Students Association invites you to come celebrate the festival of lights on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
This free event will include Indian dinner, live performances from campus dance teams, diya painting, and more. Sparklers will be outside Cox after the Puja.
Cosponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Join the Facebook Event Here
2020 Journeys of Reconciliation Trips
2020 Journey to Ireland
Brexit, Borders, and Belonging: Identity and Conflict on the Island of Ireland

The “Irish Border,” a line on a map that divides Northern Ireland (constitutionally a part of the United Kingdom) from the Republic of Ireland (an independent country), has been a source of conflict and contention since its creation in the early 20th century.
Guided by the theme “Brexit, Borders, and Belonging: Identity and Conflict on the Island of Ireland,” this journey will span the island of Ireland and explore how the border was created, how it has influenced the identities of people and communities on both sides of it, and how its contradictions as being physically invisible and politically manifest influence both the high politics of Brexit and the everyday lives of people throughout the island of Ireland. 
Program dates: May 12-22, 2020
Dr. Don Beaudette, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oxford College, holds an MA in Irish Politics from Queen’s University Belfast, will co-lead the trip with The Rev. Greg McGonigle, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and University Chaplain.
Learn more about this trip and apply here. Deadline to apply is November 2, 2019.
Apply Here
2020 Journey to South Africa Born Free: Young South Africans and Justice
South Africa with its rich diversity and complex history, provides a beautiful setting to explore contemporary issues – locally and globally. 
Guided by the theme, “Born Free: Young South Africans and Justice,” this Journey will focus on the work of South Africans born since the fall of apartheid—the “Born Free” generation. In addition to visiting historic sites, we will meet with South Africans who are working for peace and justice in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 
Program dates: May 13-24, 2020
Professor Pamela Scully, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, is an expert on South African history and was active in the anti-apartheid movement, will co-lead the trip with Dr. Ed Lee, Senior Director of the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue, and The Reverend Lisa Garvin, Associate Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life.

Learn more about this trip and apply here. Deadline to apply is November 2, 2019.
Apply Here
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
Graduate Inter-Religious Council
Graduate Inter-Religious Council Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m., N210, Emory Student Center
The Graduate Inter-Religious Council (Graduate IRC) is a monthly gathering of students of various faith traditions from across the different graduate schools to talk about religiosity, academic inquiry, and social issues. Our hope is to participate in dialogue about different faith concepts and social issues over a shared (free) meal. At this meeting, we will be talking about death and dying, meaning-making, and after-death. For questions, please contact email Anna Swygert at aswyger@emory.edu.
Co-ed Halaqa with Imam Fayez Khawaja
Wednesday, October 30, 7-8:30 p.m., White Hall 111
Emory's Muslim Student Association invites you to our first co-ed halaqa with Imam Fayez Khawaja. The topic he will be covering is heaven (Jannah). We cant wait to see you all there. Join the Facebook event here.
Shmooze N' Schmear
Thursday, October 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m., outside of White Hall and the Theology Building
Join Emory Hillel each Thursday for a morning of bagels, schmears, good company, and a chill environment. Join the Facebook event here.
Guided Zen Meditation and Talk with a Nun
Thursday, October 31, 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. Great for newcomers, beginners, and experienced meditators alike. For October, our teacher is Venerable Jian Gan, abbess of Dharma Jewel Monastery, Atlanta Zen meditation center and Buddhist temple. A fully ordained Buddhist nun, Venerable Jian Gan recently came to Atlanta from Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan. Everyone is welcome to attend at no charge. Join the Facebook event here.
EGCF November First Friday Dinner
Friday, November 1, 7:00 p.m., Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
Join Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship for their monthly First Friday Dinner and enjoy delicious food, great company, and a brief message to encourage your faith during grad school. This month we’ll hear from Christian faculty here at Emory and hear music from Kindred Spirit, Princeton’s Christian accapella group visiting on their fall break. The meal will be potluck. We’ll provide the main course, and you can bring a side dish, drink or dessert. Bring a friend as well.
Please RSVP and post what you are bringing on the Facebook group page or through email. If you have any questions, please contact gcfemory@gmail.com.
FALLanthropy Week 2019
November 1-9, Emory University
Emory's Muslim Community will be joining to celebrate and support philanthropic causes across the world as well as volunteering with local partners to make tangible impact on our own communities. Join us for this exciting week of philanthropy. One Week. One Ummah. Everlasting Impact. Join the Facebook event here to get updates. Sponsored by the Emory Muslim Students Association. 
International Student Coffee Hour 
Friday, November 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
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 build community. For more information, please email religiouslife@emory.edu
Hosting Lunch Friday, November 1: Campus Crossing/President Park Apartments
Harry Potter Shabbat
Friday, November 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Emory Hillel
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will materialize at Emory Hillel for one night only. We will be bringing all the necessary ingredients for a SIRIUS-ly magical night: smoking cauldrons, butterbeer, colorful potions, and more. Come armed with your Harry Potter knowledge and wand. Services are at 6:30 p.m., and dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. Join the Facebook event here.
Beloved Community: Christian Worship at Emory
Sunday, November 3, 11 a.m., Cannon Chapel
Beloved Community gathers each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Cannon Chapel 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, Emory faculty, and distinguished guests from the U.S. and abroad.
Preaching Sunday, November 3: The Rev. Lisa Garvin, Associate Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life
Fon-Do Good
Monday, November 4, 6-8 p.m., Emory Hillel
Emory Hillel is hosting a night of delicious fondue and fleece blanket tying for Rebecca's Tent, a women's homeless shelter in Atlanta. We can't wait to see you there. Join the Facebook event here.
Off the Record with Dr. Alexis Dunn: Faith and Nursing Vocation in At-Risk, Minoritized Communities for Healthy Pregnancies (Lunch provided)
Thursday, November 7, 12-1 p.m., Room 107, School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road
Join us for lunch and conversation with Dr. Alexis Dunn as we explore the connection between faith and vocation. Dr. Dunn is a certified nurse midwife whose commitments are to the wellbeing of women and families of Georgia. She researches bio-behavioral models of prevention and management of adverse pregnancy outcomes among low income and minority populations. RSVP for lunch here.
For more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain the
Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
Off the Record with Dr. George Yancy: Faith and Vocation in Critical Race Philosophy
Thursday, November 7, 6-7 p.m., SAAC 312, Clairmont Campus
Join us for dinner with Professor George Yancy for a great conversation about “where one’s passions meet a need in the world.” Dr. Yancy is well known for his work in the philosophy department and for his incredible thoughtfulness picked up in a recent New York Times article titled, “Dear God, Are You There?” on racism in America. It will be a unique opportunity to hear from him in the context of philosophy, theology, and commitments to justice in the world in which we currently live. For more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain the Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu. Join the Facebook event here. RSVP on Orgsync here.
Resilience and Hope Night
Wednesday, November 13, 6-9 p.m., Emory Hillel
The Good Vibe Tribe, Blue Dove Foundation, and Emory Dark Arts are collaborating to bring you a night of community, music, and contemplation. The event will include dinner, meditation, an open mic, and more. For more information, please contac Ava Shaevel at ava.shaevel@emory.edu.
Register here to join the communal effervescence.
Off Campus Programs
The Legacy Lives: An Our Time Has Come Gospel Benefit Concert
The Legacy Lives: An Our Time Has Come Gospel Benefit Concert
Saturday, November 16, 6-8:30 p.m., Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
The Office of Multicultural Advancement of Syracuse University, in partnership with Hendricks Chapel, is hosting The Legacy Lives: An Our Time Has Come Gospel Benefit Concert. The evening will include alumni and current students of the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE), solo artist Sheimyrah Mighty, Grammy Nominated, Jeff Roberson & Nulife and feature special guest performances by multiple Stellar Award-winners Kurt Carr and Byron Cage. This one-of-a-kind gospel music explosion will honor the shared history between the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Syracuse University, with proceeds to benefit The Alumni Group of the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (TAG-BCCE) Living Legacy Endowed Fund. You won’t want to miss this event of inspiration. Doors open at 5 p.m. Buy tickets here; $25 general admission or $10 with student ID. 
Partner Programs
Howard Thurman Lecture
Thursday, November 7, 4-6 p.m., Room 252, Candler School of Theology
Father Bryan Massingale, James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, will present the annual Howard Thurman Lecture on Thursday, November 7, sponsored this year by Candler’s Black Church Studies program, Catholic Studies program, and the Aquinas Center of Theology. The lecture, “The Catholic Church and the Struggle Against White Nationalism: Missing in Action?”, will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here and join the Facebook event here.
Caring For Our Common Home: Sustainability Week
November 11-15, Candler School of Theology
Join the Emory Aquinas Center for a week of events on environmental awareness from a Catholic perspective. Inspired by Laudato Si, these events focus on the variety of ways we can care for our common home. For more information, please contact Theresa Williams at twill79@emory.edu. Register for the events here. Join the Facebook event and each day's schedule here.
Narratives Dinner: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Thursday, November 14, 6-8 p.m., Room 210, Convocation Hall 
This event, organized independently by student leaders, seeks to bring together the Emory community to engage in dialogue on personal experiences with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. All students at Emory University are welcome and encouraged to attend. At the event, students will be given the opportunity to share their personal experiences with the conflict on campus, at home, or elsewhere via story circles. Falafel King sandwiches will be served for dinner. Contact mariam.hassoun@emory.edu or david.reubon.gidon.kulp@emory.edu for more information. RSVP here.
Religious Dietary Needs
Emory University offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and halal meal options. To learn more, please go to the Emory Campus Dining website. With questions, you may also contact religiouslife@emory.edu.
Catering to your dietary needs
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. In future weeks, we will be featuring the gatherings of Emory's 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.
Birth of Baha'u'llah
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tradition: Baha'i.
The anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i faith. Work is halted on this day.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tradition: Wicca/Paganism.
The New Year and the final harvest festival, celebrating the last gifts of the Earth before winter and the return of the spirits of the dead.
All Saints Day
Friday, November 1, 2019
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic.
Christian celebration of the lives of all the saints, especially those not having a special day; Orthodox churches observe the day in mid-summer.
All Souls Day
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Tradition: Christianity-Roman Catholic
Catholic Christian observance in memory of all the faithful who are deceased. In some Latin cultures, this day is known as "The Day of the Dead."
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