Weekly News and Programs 3.25.20
OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19
OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19
During this time of COVID19, University Spiritual and Religious Life is committed to continuing to adapt and advance our mission of supporting spiritual and ethical life and building meaningful community and connection at Emory and beyond. 
We’ve created a webpage for OSRL Online Resources during COVID-19.
This evolving page includes the following:
  • Weekly Online Programs and Services
  • Finding Support and Pastoral Care
  • Other Resources for Support: CAPS, FSAP, DOEI, Ombuds
  • Opportunities for Serving and Supporting Others
Other items coming soon include:
  • Additional Faculty and Staff Resources
  • Academic Accommodations for Religious Observance During Remote Learning
  • Update on Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020
For questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.
View OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19 Here
TONIGHT: Positive Psychology and Well Being During Quarantine
Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
The Good Vibes Tribe is hosting a special discussion meeting with PhD student Alicia Lane and Dr. Erika Akhter on the topic of positive psychology and wellbeing during the COVID-19 quarantine. Join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/684208548 on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. EST. We hope to see you there.
EBC Virtual Meditation
Emory Buddhist Club Virtual Meditation
Thursdays through term, 6:00 p.m. (EDT), Zoom Video
All are welcome to try out mindfulness and meditation practice with Emory Buddhist Club (EBC) on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. No experience is needed. Come relax and focus, and explore the workings of our minds. This week on March 26, EBC is pleased to welcome back Geshe Da'dul Namgyal. Geshe Da'dul-la is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who serves on the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and is a well-regarded scholar and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. He will be leading a Buddhist meditation and reflection.
Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led initiative, and everyone is invited to participate. To join via zoom, please go to https://emory.zoom.us/j/515025945. For more information, please contact emorybuddhistclub@gmail.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/emorybuddhistclub/
Join Virtual Buddhist Meditation Here
Inter MSA Town Hall on Coronavirus
Inter-MSA Town Hall on Coronavirus
Thursday, March 26, 8:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
Our first event in this time of online learning is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Zoom. The Inter-MSA Town Hall on Coronavirus will be a chance to hear from different experts on the disease and possible precautions. Featuring Emory OSRL's Muslim Religious Life Scholar Dr. Isam Vaid. Make sure to tune in with this link: https://intradiem.zoom.us/j/7776197064
Meeting ID: 777 619 7064
The Rev. Kevin Crawford
The Rev. Kevin Crawford, Assistant Chaplain, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Virtual Beloved Community: Protestant Worship at Emory
Sunday, March 29, 11:00 a.m. (EDT), Zoom Video
We hope you’ll join us again this week as we continue to worship virtually at 11:00 a.m. via zoom at https://emory.zoom.us/j/857899939. Rev. Kevin Crawford from the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life will share a reflection with us and Andy Marati 22C will offer a musical reflection.
We’re trying out some new music too, and hope you’ll go to our Spotify playlist and give it a listen before Sunday. 
We hope you’ll join us, invite others, and bring any and all in your household along with you too. See you on Sunday.  
Join Virtual Beloved Community Service Here
Virtual Off The Record with Nichole Phillips
Virtual Off the Record with The Rev. Dr. Nichole Phillips
A Vocation of Disruption
Monday, March 30, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom Video
Join us for conversation with The Rev. Dr. Nichole Phillips as we explore the role of faith and values in this unprecedented and disruptive time. As a sociologist of religion and a practical theologian, Dr. Phillips’ teaching addresses human diversity, social transformation, and how chaos and interruption cut into the order of life. In her research, she explores the nature of the connections between religion, politics, American values, and race as garnered from regional studies of a rural Southern community. 
Register for this Zoom event at https://bit.ly/VirtualOffTheRecordPhillips
For more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain The Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
Register Here
COVID-19 Resources for Faith Communities
Welcome to the COVID-19 Resource Page, developed by the Interfaith Health Program and the Religion and Public Health Collaborative at Emory University. This website serves as a central source for resources by/for religious communities and leaders to support a scientifically sound and pastorally sensitive response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are placing a variety of resources on the site and updating the site regularly as new sources are identified or developed. Learn more here
OSRL Virtual Spiritual Library
Emory OSRL is gathering an online library for people to share with one another what apps they use to bring their religious or philosophical tradition more fully into their lives. This is also a chance for anyone to explore and learn about traditions other than their own.
Of course, an app can only do so much to teach about all of the knowledge and practices of a tradition. We encourage you to also explore the ways life changes for people from traditions different from your own. This is a chance to share and discover in new ways as you are in charge and can organize your own learning in the community of your friends.
For questions or ideas of items to add to the library, please email Assistant Chaplain The Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu. Resources will be posted here
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
University Catholic Center
University Catholic Center - Remote Fellowship Opportunities
While we may have been physically scattered across the country due to the coronavirus, it doesn't prevent us from being able to pray and grow in faith together. We've set up a few recurring events that you can join in on from your computer or phone: https://emory.zoom.us/j/434321715 
  • Rosary Night - Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Game Night - Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Quaero Discussion Group - Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (3/25 and 4/1)
  • Bible Study - Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please click here
Virtual Hillel - This Week's Events
Tuesday, March 24-Saturday, March 28, 2020
Torah Tuesday
Tuesday, March 24, 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Join Taylor for some meaningful discussion in this weekly Torah talk. Join the Zoom Meeting at
https://zoom.us/j/350240740. Join the Facebook event here
Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Emory and UGA Hillel are hosting an online yoga session for Wellness Wednesday. Join the Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/395015661. Join the Facebook event here
Cooking Class Thursday
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join Michal this Thursday for a DIY Shakshuka class. Make sure to buy the ingredients ahead of time. Join the zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/179892437. Find the list of ingredients and join the Facebook event here
Havdallah thru the Phone
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 p.m. via Instagram
Who said self-quarantine means you have to be by yourself? Let's get together (online) and end Shabbat on the right note. Keep an eye out for Emory Hillel to go LIVE on Instagram @emoryhillel and FB for a Hadvallah ceremony Saturday evening.
Emory ACF Officers
ACF Officers 2019-2020
Weekly Virtual Bible Study
Emory ACF Zoom Bible study 7:30-8:30 p.m., Friday evenings through the end of the term.
Everyone is welcome to join in for weekly fellowship, encouragement from the Word, and prayer. Join at: https://emory.zoom.us/j/688621103
Meeting ID: 688 621 103
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Please feel free to reach out with other needs or questions to Diana Marsh, Emory ACF President or Margo Bagley, Emory ACF Faculty Advisor. 
Emory Adventist Christian Fellowship (Emory ACF) 
Emory ACF is glad to help support the Emory community with the following activities:
Prayer Line
Would you like for someone to pray with or for you or someone else? Then please call our prayer line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 770-695-7773.
Emory Hillel Cookie Bake
Thursday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
Let's bake cookies together from our own kitchens. Make sure you buy the ingredients beforehand. Our very own Molly Auerbach will lead us step by step.
Join us on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/564909927. Find the list of ingredients and join the Facebook event here.
BreadCast: Bread Coffeehouse's First Podcast
The first episode of BreadCast, Bread Coffehouse's new podcast, is up and running on SoundCloud. Each week, two of your Bread teammates will get together to do what we love to do at Bread: share stories. This week, join our hosts, Alicia Marshall of Bread Emory and Brooke Vore of Bread Oxford, as we catch up on what we've been up to these past couple of weeks. Listen on SoundCloud here.
Additional Programs 
A Townhall on Anti-Asiam Racism
The People's Collective for Justice and Liberation Presents
A Townhall On Anti-Asian Racism: Race, Struggle & Solidarity in The Time of A Global Pandemic

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT
Register for Zoom details: https://bit.ly/Anti-AsianRacismTownhall
We are living in unprecedented times with COVID--19 or the Coronavirus. There has been a rise in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian discrimination and many efforts to combat it during this public health crisis. Asian American organizers, and other people of color we are in community with, will facilitate a conversation on race, struggle and solidarity in the time of a global pandemic.
Learn more on the Facebook event here
Additional University Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services
Emory University is shifting to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. CAPS is responding to these changes by updating our services. We will be posting information about available CAPS services on this page as the situation continues to evolve. Please check back to this page for more information about how our services and availability may change.
Office of the University Ombuds
Emory University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and remains committed to the wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. During this time of crisis, the Office of the University Ombuds will remain available as you transition to teach, learn, and work remotely. If you have questions or concerns, we are here to help. You may schedule a time to meet with the University Ombuds at ombuds@emory.edu. Please indicate your preference for Zoom, telephone, or email communications.
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recognizes that the community has faced unique changes during the transition to Remote Learning and additional changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. While ODEI has transitioned to a remote working model, the services provided through our departments are still functioning and accessible to all.
All complaints that fall under Emory’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy 1.3 can be reported via email. Complaint reports can be submitted by way of the following:
  1. Sr. Director and EO/AA Compliance Officer – maurice.middleton2@emory.edu
  2. Associate Director for Investigation – nicole.babcock@emory.edu
  3. DEI Investigator/Training Specialist – lucy.hamer@emory.edu
  4. Equity and Inclusion Email – oei@emory.edu
Department of Accessibility Services
The Department of Accessibility Services (DAS) is currently offering virtual services, and will remain open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Until further notice, DAS will not be accepting documentation via fax or mail. If you have any problems submitting your materials for registration on Accommodate, please email us at accessibility@emory.edu.
Department of Title IX
Please note, all Emory employees are mandatory reporters under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy 8.2. Please report all Title IX related matters to any Emory University employee via email. All mandatory reporters can submit Title IX reports through the following:
  1. University Title IX Coordinator -  yolanda.buckner@emory.edu
  2. Title IX Investigator - Kristy Seidenberg- kseide2@emory.edu
  3. Title IX Administrative Assistant - Crystal Anderson- crystal.joy.anderson@emory.edu
  4. Title IX Email - titleix@emory.edu
Help the Emory Community Respond to COVID-19
Help the Emory Community Respond to COVID-19
Emory Together Fund
Join Emory’s efforts to address the needs of students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing financial challenges as a direct result of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives significantly—and as a result it has created unexpected emergency expenses for students, faculty, and staff, including:
  • restricting the ability of some to travel home
  • limiting income from hourly jobs or work-study positions
  • creating food insecurity
  • producing additional medical expenses
  • generating unforeseen child care needs
  • introducing unexpected housing burdens
  • affecting other unforeseen challenges
Learn more, and give, here
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.
Great Lent
Ongoing through Saturday, 4.18.2020
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
In Orthodox churches, the first day of Lent marks the beginning of the Great Fast, the final six weeks of a 10-week period leading up to Holy Week and Easter (Pascha). In the churches that follow the Gregorian calendar, Lent is a six-week observance (40 days excluding Sundays) beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating in Holy Week. It is a time of repentance and sacrifice in preparation for Easter.
Birthday of Prophet Zarathustra (Khordad Sal)
Thursday, 3.26.2020
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
The anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Zoroastrian faith.
Thursday, 4.2.2020
Tradition: Hinduism
Celebrates the birthday of Rama, the seventh incarnation of the God Vishnu. The Ramayana, one of the Hindu epics that tells the story of Rama, is read during the previous eight days.
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