Weekly News and Programs 1.16.20
King Week 2020
Emory University King Week
January 20-26, 2020
Emory University's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement begins next week. This year's keynote address by Nikole Hannah-Jones will be on Tuesday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jones Room (Woodruff Library). Additionally, the Rose Library will be hosting pop-up exhibits featuring archival materials from the University's collections during select events.
For the full King Week Schedule, please cick the button below.  
See King Week Schedule Here
King Week Beloved Community
Beloved Community Worship Service with The Rev. Kim Jackson, 09T
Sunday, January 26, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel
Our King Week 2020 Beloved Community Worship Service welcomes back The Rev. Kim Jackson, a 2009 graduate of Candler School of Theology, who was recently named to Emory’s 40 Under Forty list honoring accomplished young professionals. She is the first Black, LGBTQ+ priest ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, and has served as chaplain at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center. She now serves as interim vicar at the Church of the Common Ground, which co-creates church with unhoused people in downtown Atlanta. She is also running for Georgia State Senate.
The Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir will sing at the service. All are welcome, and a catered lunch will be served following in Brooks Commons. Please see the full list of Emory King Week programming at: www.emory.edu/MLK.
Join the Facebook Event Here
Student Worker Opportunity: Apply to Join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life Student Staff Team
OSRL Professional Staff
OSRL Staff - Fall 2019
Emory University Cannon Chapel and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) seeks Student Workers for the upcoming academic semester. Reporting to the Chief of Staff and the Executive Administrative Assistant, the Student Worker team supports the department’s mission through hospitality and communications support, data and record management, web and publications work, and special event staffing.
Training and mentoring will be provided through monthly staff meetings and ongoing coaching to build knowledge and skills.
To see the full position description, please click on the buttons below to apply through Handshake. 
For questions, please email religiouslife@emory.edu
Apply Here for Work-Study Position
Apply Here for Non Work-Study Position
Beloved Community Christian Worshp Schedule
Beloved Community Christian Worship - Spring 2020 Schedule
Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace
The Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace, Chaplain of Oxford College
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. A free, catered, and hot lunch immediately follows worship in Brooks Commons. For more information about preachers for the spring semester, please click here
Beloved Community Christian Worship: Welcome Back
Sunday, January 19, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel
The Rev. Dr, Lyn Pace, Chaplain of Oxford College, will be kicking off the semester as the first preacher, and we will be receiving an offering for Hunger Has No Religion over the next four weeks. 
Ramadan at Emory 2020
This year the Muslim holy month of Ramandan will be observed from April 23-May 23, 2020. During Ramadan, observing Muslims fast from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life encourages the Emory community to be aware of students, faculty, staff, and other community members who will be observing Ramandan. This year, Ramandan will overlap with the last days of classes, with final exams, and commencement day.
Students are asked to notify their faculty members if they will need academic accommodation for religious observance, and faculty are asked to develop reasonable accommodations for students to observe. If support is needed, students and faculty may contact their academic deans or the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL). In addition, the Emory community will be celebrating Ramadan by hosting Iftar Prayers and Dinners each night from April 23 until commencement. More information will be available on a Ramadan page on the OSRL website at www.religiouslife.emory.edu soon.
With any questions, please contact Emory University Muslim Religious Life Scholar Dr. Isam Vaid at isam.vaid@emory.edu.
Save the Dates
Riyaaz Qawwali Concert at Emory
Save the Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020, Evening Time TBD, Cannon Chapel
Riyaaz Qawwali performs the gripping music style called qawwali, or sufi music. They represent the diversity and plurality of music in South Asia. The ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the United States, come from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds. Trained in eastern and western classical music, the members have been professionally performing qawwali for the past twelve years. With conservative growth and heightened attention to quality, Riyaaz Qawwali has performed across the continental U.S., in Panama, and debuted in Europe in 2017.

Riyaaz Qawwali’s mission is to expose qawwali to new audiences, while still paying homage to traditional qawwali that has been in existence for 700+ years. The ensemble wants to expand the reach of the genre to new stages and people of other faiths and traditions. The founding members of Riyaaz Qawwali chose the qawwali genre of music because it incorporates unique musical elements in its repertoire that are not found in any other form of South Asian music. Riyaaz Qawwali combines this with poetry from famous South Asian poets of multiple linguistic and religious backgrounds to create a message of oneness. Riyaaz Qawwali also uses numerous languages to represent the linguistic and cultural diversity that exists in South Asia. These languages include Urdu, Punjabi, Persian, Gujarati, and Hindi.

For more information please visit: http://riyaazqawwali.com or email lisa.garvin@emory.edu.
Off the Record Spring 2020
In Off the Record, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life invites a faculty or staff member to be the special guest and lead a conversation concerning his/her/their scholarly work and its connection to their faith or philosophy. These cross-disciplinary conversations invite students, faculty, and staff to be together, talk, and share a meal provided by OSRL.
More details will be coming soon (time and location), but please save the date for the following Emory speakers:
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020Dean Linda McCauley, Dean of the School of Nursing
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Tracey McGill, Professor Pedagogy, Department of Chemistry
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 Kimberly Arriola, Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Audra Savage, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion 
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Pamela Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Religion
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Tim Holbrook, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law
For more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain the Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
Schmooze N' Schmear
Shmooze n' Schmear
Thursady, January 16, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Emory Hillel
Every Thursday Emory Hillel will provide Bagels and Shmears, fun company, and a chill environment. Don't miss out. For more information, please click here
Guided Meditation - Emory Buddhist Club
Guided Mediation and Discussion - Emory Buddhist Club
Thursday, January 16, 6:00 p.m., Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel
Join us for an informal meditation and discussion this Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. The Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led effort. Our primary mission is to provide a free, weekly, on-campus opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism or meditation to meet, practice, and learn with qualified Buddhist teachers from the Atlanta area. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. We welcome anyone, regardless of meditation experience or point of view. For more information, please click here
January “First Friday” Dinner
Friday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., Commons, Cannon Chapel
Come out and join Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship for their first dinner of the new semester. Enjoy some good food, great conversation, a breif message to encourage you in following Jesus, and information about the upcoming events and small groups.
DBS at Bread Coffeehouse
Thursday, January 16, 7:30 p.m., Bread Coffeehouse, 1227 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, Ga 30307
Come by Bread for a free homemade Vegetarian-friendly dinner (D), a local live band (B) and a Storyteller about Jesus (S). There's always a fun activity afterwards too! Come for any or all parts of the night. For more information, please click here
Welcome Back Shabbat - Hillel  Services and Dinner
riday, January 17, 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. For more information, please click here
Game Night - University Catholic Center
Tuesdays, January 21, 7:00 p.m., University Catholic Center 
Looking for something fun to do or need a break from your studies? Come hang out and play games with us! Card games, board games, video games - you name it, we'll play it. For more information, please click here
Fellowship and Adoration Night
Friday, January 24, 5:30 p.m., University Catholic Center 
The Fellowship and Adoration Night is a student-led small group focused on growing in faith and experiencing Christ's presence in our lives. We meet at the University Catholic Center every Friday at 5:30 p.m. during the school year. While our primary attendance is composed of students, everyone is welcome. For more information, please click here
Aquinas Day with Dr. Andrew Prevot
Thursday, January 30, 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel
This year, Dr Andrew Prevot will preach at Cannon Chapel and then give a luncheon lecture, "Who Do You Say That I Am?" (Mark 8:29) Questions of Identity in Theology and Politics." Aquinas Day is an annual event held near the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas which provides the opportunity for young theologians to be introduced to the Emory and greater Atlanta community, expanding our vision into the future of theological thinking.
  • Worship Service in Cannon Chapel: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Luncheon Lecture in Candler Rm. 360: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
To register for the luncheon lecture please click here. For Facebook event, please click here.
Emory Methodist Ministry Corner
Interested in Methodist Ministry at Emory? Learn more about ways to get connected to the community through service work, fellowship over meals, student leader retreats, and worship. To learn more about Undergraduate and Graduate Student Methodist Ministry opportunities, click the buttons below.
Undergraduate Students - Emory Methodist Ministry Opportunities
Graduate Students - Emory Methodist Ministry Opportunities
Wesley Fellowship
Undergraduate Spotlight - Emory Wesley Fellowship
For good food and warm friends, join a group that goes beyond the surface of life. Connect over a meal each week to find a place where your soul will know belonging and connection to others as United Methodist students or students curious about Methodism. Seeking to explore deep truths in the world and in ourselves, this group is about the relationships that take root when students gather to check in and ask “How is it with your soul?” with the kindness and care of Christ’s love etched on our hearts.

If you would like to sign up for this group or express interest in being a leader, please register here.

Graduate Spotlight - Student Fellowship
Thursdays, 9:00 p.m., Twain’s Billiards and Brewpub (211 Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030)
Join the fellowship for fun and free appetizers. To learn more, please contact the Rev. Blair Setnor at bsetnor@glennumc.org
Partner Programs
Abhishek Singh: Transcendent Deities of India
January 14-21, 2020
The Carlos Museum welcomes Abhishek Singh for a weeklong residency in conjunction with the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine.

While in Atlanta, Singh will paint at various locations on campus and around the city. When the work is complete, it will join his other images in the exhibition. 

The subject of the “live painting” is the multiple forms of the elephant-headed god Ganesha. Singh’s representations of the deity are informed not only by his deep knowledge of Indian culture and religion but also by his understanding of the essential role the majestic animals play in the ecosystem of India. For more information, please click here.
Transcendent Deities of India
January 18 through May 17, 2020, Carlos Museum
The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine explores modern and contemporary interpretations of Hindu gods and goddesses by artists Raja Ravi Varma, Manjari Sharma, and Abhishek Singh.
Images of gods and goddesses are an integral part of Hindu religious practice, inspiring worshippers and artists alike. Through more than 70 prints, photographs, graphic art, paintings, and illustrations, Varma, Sharma, and Singh position Hindu gods and goddesses within viewers’ frame of reference, ensuring their seamless applicability in new eras. For more information click here.
Yoga in Transcendent Deities Exhibition at Carlos Museum
Tuesdays, January 21, 28, and February 4, 11, 18, 25, 5:30 p.m., Carlos Museum
Thursdays, January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, 27, 8 a.m., Carlos Museum
As part of Emory's Human Health and the arts initiative, the Carlos Musemum invites you to begin or end your day with yoga, surrounded by Manjari Sharma's large-scale images of Lakshmi, Vishnu, Shiva and other Hindu gods and goddesses in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine. Restore your body and spirit on Tuesday or Thursadat afternoon with Marck Maroun from The Yoga Source. 
Register for one or more six-week session, online registration is required pleace click here. Fee: $65 for Carlos Museum members; $85 for nonmembers. 
Prophetic Redemption
Monday, Janauary 27, at 12:00 p.m.; Robert W. Woodruff Library - Jones Room
Dr. Edward Flores will be presenting findings from his new book, Jesus Saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration. Dr. Flores’ work instead illuminates how faith-based organizations wage campaigns to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated through “prophetic redemption”—religious displays that expand the boundaries of democratic inclusion and socially integrate those furthest on the margins. For more information click here.
TheoEd Talks February 2020
Sunday, February 9, 4:00-6:15 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
TheoEd Talks is a faith-based speaker series that brings together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less. The speakers for the February 2020 TheoEd event are Hillary McBride, Bryan Massingale, Wil Gafney, and Jeff & André Shinabarger. TheoEd is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Register here
Making Women (Free): Colonialism, Orientalism, and Liberalism in Conversation
Tuesday, February 18, March 24, and April 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry 
Why do the self-presentations of women of color make liberal societies so uncomfortable, even when liberals agree that individual freedom and autonomy are crucial principles to protect? By contrast, defenders of liberalism believed that colonized (and enslaved) people had to be educated and uplifted before they could be trusted to government themselves. 
In this seminar, we’ll explore these questions through films and the works of Frantz Fanon, Lila Abu-Lughod, and others. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions. Everyone from the Atlanta community is welcome and invited to join us for this free seminar. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance. For further information and to reserve seating on a “first-come basis,” email the Fox Center at foxcenter@emory.edu, or call 404.727.6424. 
Opportunities and Resources
The Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies for 2020-2021
Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquina, Rome, Italy 
The fellowship program is to support emerging religious leaders to further their knowledge of Catholic, Jewish, and other religious traditions, with their ability to engage with people of different faith, while actively promoting interfaith dialogue.
The Fellowship program will provide funding for one year of study at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, providing an enhanced academic fellowship and practical skill-building program in interreligious studies. Since 2008, the John Paul II Center has provided over 100 fellowships in interreligious studies to leaders from 34 countries. For more information, please click here
Alternative Spring Break - Emory Hillel
Emory Hillel Alternative Break Trips 2020
Emory Hillel is headed to Puerto Rico for ASB 2020. We have a fun-filled trip planned, with activities like surfing, scuba diving, a Purim party (Purim happens during Spring Break), and lots more. Come explore this beautiful Caribbean island with us. If you would like more details on how to register fill out this interest form.
Emory Hillel offers Fall and Spring Alternative Break trips. The trip options change each year. Want to be emailed when trip information comes out? Contact Michal to be put on the contact list.
Not By Bread Alone - A Young Adult Lenten Retreat
March 13 - 15, 2020 at the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center (Atlanta, GA)
Lent can tend to focus a great deal on the practice of physical sacrifice (giving up something like food or sweets). While this can be a helpful practice, a reminder of God’s gifts, we must also be reminded of the many other ways we need the love of God. Sign up for this two-night silent retreat at http://www.ignatiushouse.org/ (Financial assistance is available).
The Emory Votes Initiative: Be Politically Engaged
A parnership of administration, faculty, staff, and student government organizations are solidified into the Emory Votes Initiative, that focused on helping the Emory community increase its civic engagement. By encourages higher education institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship and make democratic participation a core value on their campus.
This system is intended to improve voter education and awareness by providing timely, local registration and voting information based upon the voter’s registration address. You can register here.
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.
Vasant Panchami (Sri Pancmi)
Wednesday, January 29
Tradition: Hunduism
A festivals to honor the advent of spring, this day is celebrated particularly in North India, where it is associated with Saraswati, the goddess of learning; however, it also retains connection with the goddess Lakshmi.
Thursday, January 30
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
A mid-winter festivals that honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.
Emory OSRL Enews is published weekly during term by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life covering Atlanta-campus programs. For Oxford College spiritual life, please click here. To submit information or to update your preferences, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.
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