Weekly News and Programs 11.14.19
Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir
Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir
Annual Fall Concert
Voices That Heal
Saturday, November 23, 4-6 p.m., Cannon Chapel
The Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir is excited to share an interactive, passion-filled musical experience for spiritual and physical healing and rejuvenation. At the end of the concert, we will continue in the spirit of community and fellowship by sharing a dinner with all of our attendees.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and InterVarsity at Emory. 
For more information, please contact Director of Music and Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir Maury Allums at mallums@emory.edu.
All are welcome. No tickets required.
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OSRL Student Staff Spotlight
Lydia Han
Class Year: Fourth Year Undergraduate
Major/Minor: Sociology BA, Global Health Minor
Interests/Extracurricular Activities: Travel, Dance, KSEA
What do you like best about working at the OSRL? The office has provided me with many opportunities to grow and gain work experiences in a friendly environment. Everyone is supportive and provides genuine care for my wellbeing, both as a student and a worker. The staff is amazing, and the office is always full of new events for you to enjoy! It’s a great community to be a part of.
About the OSRL Student Staff Program
The Student Staff Program provides the opportunity to learn about the multifaith work of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and to assist our chaplains and staff in fulfilling essential functions that support our programs and services. Responsibilities include hospitality and communications, data and record management, web and publications work, and special event staffing and support. To learn more about the program, and meet more of the student staff, please click here.

The OSRL is hiring for the Spring 2020 semester. To inquire about open positions, please email religiouslife@emory.edu.
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
Guided Meditation and Talk: Led by Sensei Michael Elliston
Thursday, November 14, at 6-7:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
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.
This week, we welcome Michael Elliston Roshi from the Atlanta Soto Zen Center. He will be leading a Zen Buddhism meditation and reflection. Anyone is welcome to join.
Snack in a Backpack
Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m., Glenn Memorial UMC
Glenn Memorial UMC packs backpacks of food for children experiencing food insecurity on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. They are looking to expand the number of Emory groups who pack as well as identify individuals who may have a particular passion for addressing childhood hunger and who would like to participate in other aspects of the program. Opportunities include:
  • Packing from 7 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays in Ward Hall of the Church School Building (CSB). We welcome groups as well as individuals. Advance sign-up is not required for individuals.
  • Setting up from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in teams needed on a rotating basis.
  • Unloading food bank deliveries at noon on Thursdays at the CSB (takes about 20 minutes).
  • Delivering to various metro schools on Friday mornings.
  • Taking weekly inventory, placing orders with the Food Bank, and developing shopping and packing lists (about an 8 hour/week commitment).
Duties would be shared on a rotating basis. If this is a service opportunity that you or anyone in your group would like to take on, please contact Deborah Marlowe at dmarlowe@fragomen.com. You can also feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions or want to talk through anything.
Catholicism and Buddhism: An Interfaith Dialogue
Friday, November 15, 5:30 p.m., University Catholic Center
Join the University Catholic Center as we engage in an interfaith dialogue with two Tibetan Buddhist monks. We meet every Friday at 5:30 p.m. during the school year. While our primary attendance is composed of students, everyone is welcome. 
Shabbat Services and Dinner
Friday, November 15, 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.
Public Health/Allied Health Dinner
Public Health/Allied Health Dinner
Friday, November 15, 7 p.m.,
1226 Forrest Blvd Decatur, GA 30030
Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship invites you to join other students from Public Health, MD, PT, PA, and Nursing programs for a casual dinner and discussion at the Goldsmiths' house. To learn more and/or RSVP, contact us at gcfemory@gmail.com. We hope to see you there.
Beloved Community: Christian Worship at Emory
Sunday, November 17, 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 17: Mashaun Simon, Communications Specialist of Spelman College
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tuesday, November 19, 5-6 p.m., Little Chapel, Glenn Memorial UMC Church School Building
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual celebration of life for members of the trans community who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. This year, join the Office of LGBT Life on Tuesday, November 19 at 5 p.m. in the Little Chapel of the Glenn Memorial UMC Church School Building to honor those lives. Join the Facebook event here
International Student Thanksgiving Dinner
International Student Thanksgiving Dinner (Event at Capacity)
Thursday, November 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
Come enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, Office of Undergraduate Education, and International Student and Scholar Services. This will be an opportunity to meet other international students at Emory, enjoy some traditional Thanksgiving dishes, and relax. The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early. Please let us know you are coming. RSVP here and join the Facebook event here.
Partner Programs
Religious Perspectives on Organ Donation
Thursday, November 14, 6-7 p.m., Room 111, White Hall 
Donate Life at Emory is an organization dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation/transplantation. One way we are hoping to raise awareness and facilitate meaningful conversation is by holding a panel addressing how different world religions view organ donation and transplantation.
The panel will have a wide range of voices from world religions who will be discussing the historical and modern implications of organ donation through their perspectives. We hope to create a meaningful discussion on the intersection of religion and bioethics that is not often explored. Learn more about the event here.
Harvey Milk through a Jewish Lens
Monday, November 18, 7:30-9 p.m., Oxford Presentation Room (1390 Oxford Road)
Emory's annual Rothschild Lecture will explore "Harvey Milk through a Jewish Lens," with guest scholar Lillian Faderman. Harvey Milk, gay martyr and American icon, spoke often of himself as a "New York Jew." His self-chosen appellation was intended to be confrontational, but Dr. Faderman will trace the ways in which it also told the story of his upbringing, values, and deeply emotional identification.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for a reception following the lecture. Copies of Dr. Faderman’s book, Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, will be available for purchase. Learn more about the event here.
Opportunities and Resources
Catholic Student Union 2020 Leadership Application
Deadline: Sunday, December 8 by 5 p.m.
The Catholic Student Union (CSU) is open to all students on campus regardless of race, color, or creed. It exists to promote the Christian community in all aspects at Emory and to provide service to the surrounding community. If you are a student interested in supporting the work of the Catholic community at Emory during the 2020 calendar year, apply for an Executive Board or Committee Head position. To be considered a candidate, students must complete this application no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Learn more about the University Catholic Center at Emory here. We can't wait to see your application.
Atlanta Awakening 11 Retreat
Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 19, Life Teen Camp Hidden Lake
Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Awakening Retreat is an overnight weekend retreat that provides you the opportunity to discover and rediscover God in your lives through community and shared experiences. The retreat consists of witness talks, small group discussion, praise and worship, reconciliation, Mass, adoration, and so much more. It is designed to help you recognize the importance of the communal life of the Church and take part in it more fully.
First time attending? Sign up here. Attended before? Sign up to staff here.
Avodah Jewish Service Corps
Priority application deadline: Thursday, January 23
At Avodah, we develop and support Jewish social justice leaders: community members who have the systemic framework, practical skills, Jewish insights, and communal networks to do justice work deeply, thoughtfully, and sustainably. Through experiential programs and powerful communal living, our Corps Members leave the service year prepared for a lifetime of engagement in movements for social and economic justice. They also join our 1,200+ alumni network, accessing activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities across the country. If you're between the ages of 21-26 and are passionate about justice work, committed to deep learning, and excited to live in Jewish community, we're looking for you. For more information, visit our website. Apply here by our priority deadline for the best chance of matching.   
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.
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Sunday, November 24
Tradition: Sikhism
This day commemorates the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (1621-1675), the ninth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He is remembered not only for his defense of the Sikh faith, but also of Hinduism and of religious liberty.
Day of the Covenant
Monday, November 25
Tradition: Baha'i
Celebrates the anniversary of the appointment of 'Abdu'l-Baha, the son of Baha'u'llah, as the Center of the Covenant. Work is not suspended on this day.
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha
Wednesday, 11.27.2019
Tradition: Baha'i
Commemorates 'Abdu'l-Baha's death.
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