» Upcoming Events at the Fish Interfaith Center

+ - Weekly Meetings and Events

Monday

12 - 1 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
*Sept 12 - Oct 3

7:30 - 9 p.m. Shambhala Meditation
Wilkinson Founders Chapel

Tuesday

11:30-1:00p.m.

LDSSA: Institute peterson Conference Room

7-8:15 p.m.

SGI-Chapman Meeting
Peterson Conference Room

8 - 9 p.m.

Health & Healing Club
Wilkinson Founders Chapel

Wednesday

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. LDSSA: Institute Forum and Luncheon
Peterson Conference Room
12 -1 p.m. Catholic Mass
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Night Worship
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Thursday

11:30 - 11 p.m.

LDSSA: Institute Forum
Peterson Conference Room

7 - 8 p.m. Catholic Discussion Group
Wilkinson All Faiths Chapel
   *Every other Thursday

Friday

11 - 12 p.m. Interfaith Council Meeting
Peterson Conference Room
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Muslim Student Association (MSA): Friday Prayers
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
6 - 8:30 p.m. Shabbat Service and Dinner 
Wallace All Faiths Chapel and Wilkinson Founders Chapel
    *not every Friday, check website for dates

+ - April

March 30, April 6 & 13
Reading the Bible through Queer Eyes


There are specific Bible scriptures that are frequently cited in the opposition to LGBTQ rights. The Rev. Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations, will explore these “clobber passages".

8 p.m.
Peterson Conference Room
Sponsored by Disciples on Campus (DOC).

April 8
University Choir & Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, conductor
7:30p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
The University Choir and the University Singers team up to present an “All-American” concert.  Conducted by Stephen Coker, the featured work will be Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved:  A Bluegrass Mass accompanied by Southern California’s popular Wimberley Bluegrass Band.
Tickets $10-$15
BUY TICKETS

April 19

Vaisakhi Celebration

Join us to experience the rich culture of the Sikh community: “Vaisakhi – A Celebration of the Spirit of Sikhism Past and Present.”

6-9 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center, Leatherby Libraries, and the Sikh Student Association

April 26

Finding Health & Happiness at College & in Life

College students today are more burdened by demands than ever—grades, work, teams, clubs, friends, family, not to mention preparing for life after graduation. It’s no wonder students report feeling more stress, anxiety and depression both on and off campus. But, what if you could change that? Chapman faculty Jay Kumar & Gail Stearns share how an alternative way is not only possible, but achievable. Revealing practical tools and powerful insights from their “Happiness” course, this engaging lecture aims to help students build greater resiliency and resourcefulness to face life’s challenges. Integrating current research from brain science with the timeless spiritual teachings and mindfulness mediation, discover how it’s possible to enjoy calm and centeredness in mind, body and spirit for optimal health and happiness. 

7-8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center and the Health & Healing Club

+ - May

May 2 & 9

Sound Healing with Mindfulness Meditation

7:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Join us for an hour of total relaxation!

*Bring your own yoga mat or blanket

Office of the Chapel

May 5

Simply Vocale Spring Concert

7-9 p.m

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

May 6

Campus Leadership Awards

2 - 5 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of the Dean of Students

May 6
University Women’s Choir in Concert
Conducted by Chelsea Dehn, the University Women’s Choir will perform a wide variety of treble choral repertoire including Italian opera choruses of Donizetti and Verdi, Romantic works of Brahms and Mendelssohn, and three works of American composer Eric Whitacre.  The program will also feature folk music selections including African-American spirituals arranged by William Dawson and Moses Hogan.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30 p.m.
Tickets $10-$15
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May 10

Men of Harmony Spring Concert

6:30-9 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Men of Harmony

May 12

Diversity and Equity Awards

Come join CCE is recognizing Chapman students, staff, and faculty who are making a difference!

The D&E awards seek to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to promoting equality, communication, and education of social justice issues both on and off campus.

The awards will take place on May 12th, 2016 in the Fish Interfaith Center. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Admission is free, and open to all members of the Chapman community.

6 - 8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Cross Cultural Engagement

May 14

Lavender Graduation

For questions please email crosscultural@chapman.edu

4 - 6 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Cross Cultural Engagement, Q.S.A., University Program Board, and Student Government Association.

May 18

DOC Finals Feast

7 - 8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of Church Relations

May 19

Black Graduation

For questions please email crosscultural@chapman.edu

6 - 8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Cross Cultural Engagement, Black Student Union, University Programing Board, and Student Government Association.

May 20

Baccalaureate Service

4 p.m.

Musco Center for the Arts

A new kind of baccalaureate service, featuring one of American Idol's most beloved stars, David Archuleta, plus superstar interfaith speaker Valarie Kaur. Leading into Chapman University's Commencement weekend, the Baccalaureate service will take place for the first time in the new Musco Center. It's not your traditional baccalaureate service: it features inspirational messages for all graduates, whether secular, spiritual, or religious. And It's open to all: graduates, their families and the public. Acclaimed singer David Archuleta - American Idol's 7th-season runner-up will perform and also offer thoughts on his faith journey as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speaker Valarie Kaur, a member of the Sikh community, is a standout figure in the interfaith world, and a frequent TV commentator.

Click here to reserve your tickets!

For more information email interfaith@chapman.edu

Office of the Chapel, College of Educational Studies, and the Student Government Association

+ - August

August 23

Parent Reception for New Disciples of Christ/United Church of Christ Students
4-5 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Parents/families of students who come from congregations related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or the United Church of Christ are strongly encouraged to come to the one hour information session about the Disciples on Campus program. You will receive helpful information on scholarships and opportunities for your student. Please come without your student to this event.

Sponsored by the Office of Church Relations

August 24

Parent Reception
8-9 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

August 26

Orientation Shabbat Dinner and Service
6-8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
All students are welcome to celebrate with Chapman Hillel at our first Shabbat happening of the year.  We'll begin with our lively, egalitarian service at the Fish Interfaith Center followed by a delicious dinner. Students will learn about upcoming Hillel events, will meet current students and will make new friends.

Sponsored by Chapman Hillel

August 26

Spiritual Exploration Social
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Beckman Hall, Room 107
The Fish Interfaith Center on the Chapman University campus offers opportunities for students who are interested in spirituality of any type. If you consider yourself simply a “Seeker,” curious about developing your spiritual path, practicing meditation, or learning about different religions, we have opportunities for you. If you are involved in or interested in a particular spiritual path, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, or Judaism, we can connect you with student groups to pursue your faith journey. We have particular programs for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United Church of Christ, Latter-day Saints, Catholic, non-denominational and other Christian students as well. Finally, our beautiful Wallace All Faiths Chapel, located in the Fish Interfaith Center, is here for your use! Come and meet our staff and find out about programs and space available at Chapman for you!

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

August 28

Spirituality Matters! An Interfaith Celebration
11 a.m. - noon
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Join the Chapman community for a special interfaith celebration. Whether you consider yourself simply a "spiritual seeker", curious about developing your spiritual path, practicing meditation, learning about different religions, or whether you are committed to a certain spiritual or religious path, we have opportunities for you. Commemorate the beginning of your Chapman experience with an interfaith celebration led by student leaders and the Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. The Fish Interfaith Center is here to help you shape your unique spiritual journey.

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

August 28

Disciples on Campus Welcome Back Dinner
4 - 7 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza & Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by the Office of Church Relations

+ - September

September 1

Frozen Treats with First Year Students at Hillel (FYSH)
7:00 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Come join us for our first FYSH event of the year! FYSH is open to all first year students and transfer students. Come meet other first year students on campus, while enjoying ice cream and yummy toppings! We can't wait to see you there. Bring all your new friends!

Sponsored by Chapman Hillel

September 12

Guided Labyrinth Walk led by Nancy Brink
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center and the Office of Church Relations

September 15

Tabula Poetica
1 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Cecilia Woloch. Tabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University is dedicated to creating an environment to celebrate poetry in a variety of forms and venues. Here, we foster a culture of poetry appreciation by engaging and supporting the veteran writer, the novice poet, the student, and the general reader in an effort to share poems and conversation about this art form. Learn more here!

Sponsored by the Department of English

September 19

Word Theatre featuring author Brian Doyle
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Word Theatre's Fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances.Learn more here!

Sponsored by the Department of English

September 26

Inner Holism:  meditations that connect our inner life to each other and the world
7:30
p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
When our inner space is clear and we are still, we can sense our own purpose, inspiration and meaning. Everything pulls our attention away from that still awareness in the center of our heart, where we can know how we are connected to our self and others. Meditation brings us to that center ready to connect, explore and create.

We invite you to enter your inner space through meditations that relax and energize us. Then celebrate this inaugural week and conference with the Fish Interfaith Center and the whole Chapman Community.

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

September 28

The Third Annual Fish Interfaith Center Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion presents The Concept of Holism
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
This day-long conference explores the implications of top-down causation in physics—the possibility of which was first uncovered by Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies.

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center, Institute for Quantum Studies, Department of Philosophy, & Department of Religious Studies.

September 30

Interfaith Service
10 a.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Bringing together community religious and spiritual leaders from throughout the region, this will be a service of blessing upon President Struppa’s Inauguration. Chapman University is a pioneering leader in interfaith relations on university campuses, and we celebrate interfaith partnerships while also following the tradition of holding a religious service to mark a presidency at its inauguration. Join us for this innovative service, including Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, The Rev. Canon John H. Taylor, Vicar, St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church and School of Rancho Santa Margarita, and national and local representatives including Islamic and Jewish leaders.

Sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center

September 30

Homecoming Shabbat Dinner & Service
6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Join Chapman Hillel for an inspiring and uplifting Shabbat experience.  Our student-led egalitarian services will be followed by a kosher dinner.  $36 per; free for current Chapman students with ID. Registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register for this and other Chapman Family and Homecoming events!

Sponsored by Chapman Hillel

+ - October

October 2

Rosh Hashanah Dinner and Services
6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Hang out a bit longer with your students and join Chapman Hillel in celebrating Erev Rosh HaShanah.  Services begin at 6pm and will be followed by a kosher dinner, complete with apples, honey and more. $36 per person; free to current Chapman students with ID. Registration is strongly encouraged. here

Sponsored by Chapman Hillel

October 17

Word Theatre featuring author Tim O'Brien
7:00p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Learn more here!

Sponsored by the Department of English

October 29

University Singers in Concert
7:30p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Stephen Coker, Music Director and Conductor. Learn more here!

Sponsored by the Conservatory of Music

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