» Upcoming Events at the Fish Interfaith Center

+ - Weekly Meetings and Events

Monday

12 - 1 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
*Feb 8 - 29

12 - 12:50 p.m.

LDSSA Institute
Peterson Conference Room

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

Tuesday

12 - 1 p.m.

Catholic Mass
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

7-8:15 p.m.

SGI-Chapman Meeting
Peterson Conference Room

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Health & Healing Club
Wilkinson Founders Chapel

Wednesday

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. LDSSA: Institute Forum and Luncheon
Peterson Conference Room
7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Night Worship
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Thursday

11:30 - 11 p.m.

LDSSA: Institute Forum
Peterson Conference Room

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Hillel Board Meeting
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

+ - February

Feb 5
University Singers Post-Tour Concert
Stephen Coker, conductor
7:30 p.m..

Wallace All Faiths Chapel
The 33-voice University Singers will present selections from their California tour repertoire including Renaissance works of Anerio and Monteverdi, Romantic compositions by Rheinberger and Brahms, and contemporary pieces of American composers William Hawley, Richard Burchard, and H. Garrett Phillips. Conducted by Stephen Coker, the choir will also perform folk selections from Scotland, Cuba, France, and the Philippines.
Tickets $10-$15
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Feb 8-29

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Mondays, 12 - 1 p.m.

Wilkinson Founders Chapel

Become more present and mindful in your daily life!
RSVP to interfaith@chapman.edu

Office of the Chapel
Gail Stearns and Solar Fountain

Feb 8

Reflections: Life & Times of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

6:30 p.m.

Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

A student of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lucas chronicles the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Dr. King. He walks you through the twelve and half years of Dr. King's life as a Civil Rights Leader. In this dramatic one-man show, Lucas presents little known facts about Dr. King and the Movement as well as excerpts for some of his well-known speeches.

Office of the President, Black Student Union, Cross Cultural Engagement, and the Fish Interfaith Center

Feb 10

Ash Wednesday Mass

Noon

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Chapman's Newman Catholic Fellowship invites you to attend Ash Wednesday Mass. All are welcome!

Feb 16

Marjorie Perloff Lecture - The Vienna Paradox: Jewish Identity and Austrian High Culture Between the World Wars

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Marjorie Perloff was born Gabriele Mintz into a cultured and largely assimilated Jewish family in Vienna. Her maternal grandfather, Richard Schűller, was the Austrian delegate to the League of Nations after World War I and Minister for Trade in the successive governments between the wars. In the immediate aftermath of the Anschluss, Gabriele, then six years old, her parents, and older brother escaped from Vienna to Switzerland and later that year emigrated to the United States. She describes her transition from the German-speaking Gabriele to the English-speaking Margie, in her memoir The Vienna Paradox. Marjorie Perloff graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and earned a Ph.D. from Catholic University. A prolific and interdisciplinary, indeed often groundbreaking, scholar, Dr. Perloff has written more than a dozen books, including works on the poets W.B. Yeats, Robert Lowell, and Frank O’Hara, and on post-modern literature and art, including The Poetics of Indeterminacy and The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre and the Language of Rupture. Her book Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy, published in 2004, received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in 2005. Dr. Perloff has served as President of the Modern Language Association and the American Comparative Literature Association and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Perloff received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Chapman University in May 2015. Her book Edge of Irony: Austro-Modernism in the Shadow of Empire will be published in spring 2016 by the University of Chicago Press.

Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Office of the Chapel


Feb 22

Julian of Norwich by Dr. Linda Loving

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Dramatic Presentation of the writings of the 14th-century mystic.

Office of the Chapel, the Department of Religious Studies and Wilkinson College of of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
Julian of Norwich logo

Feb 25

12th Annual Excellence in Religious Education

7 -8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Join the Latter Day Saints Student Association for a lecture

LDSSA and Office of the Chapel


Feb 29

Christ and the Cosmos - Lecture by Keith Ward, Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity at Christ Church, Oxford University

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Christians need to see Christ in the light of new scientific knowledge about the size and age of the cosmos. This lecture will attempt to show that the resources of Indian religious thought and of Western Idealism provide a new and illuminating way of doing this.

Department of Religious Studies
Keith Ward

+ - March


March 3

Speed Faithing

7 - 8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center and Civic Engagement

Explore your beliefs and build relationships across faith boundaries! The event will follow a speed-dating format with a meaningful
and spiritual twist as we investigate life’s big questions. Deepen your understanding of reality as you discover new perspectives.

   Speedfaithing Picture

March 7

Labyrinth Walk with Sound Healing

Come walk a labyrinth in community. Be sustained in your walk by the vibrational powers of sound, opening your mind and heart to greater harmony.

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of Church Relations
Labyrinth

March 7

Has Science Made God Obsolete?: The Great Debate

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

You’re invited to a special evening with Dr. Keith Ward vs. Dr. Michael Shermer, “Has Science Made God Obsolete?: The Great Debate” – moderated by Dr. Daniele Struppa, Chancellor and President-Designate Chapman University on Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:30-9 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium.
In this great debate over one of the most profound questions of our time, theologian and priest Dr. Keith Ward and scientist and skeptic Dr. Michael Shermer challenge each other on the nature of reality, science and religion, and God’s existence. Can science really explain the origin of the universe, life, consciousness, and morality without recourse to God? Or does science in fact provide enough evidence to make belief in God rational? Don’t miss this epic event with one of the world’s leading theists and one of the world’s leading atheists.

This debate is co-sponsored by the Griset Lectureship in Christian Ethics; the Department of Religious Studies in Wilkinson Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the Fish Interfaith Center, and the Office of the Chancellor at Chapman University and is free and open to the public.

March 8

The Presidency at War with Evan Thomas

7 - 9:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Evan Thomas is the author of nine books: The Wise Men (with Walter Isaacson), The Man to See, The Very Best Men, Robert Kennedy, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, The War Lovers, Ike’s Bluff, and Being Nixon. John Paul Jones and Sea of Thunder were New York Times bestsellers. Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor for thirty-three years at Time and Newsweek, including ten years (1986–96) as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where, at the time of his retirement in 2010, he was editor at large. He wrote more than one hundred cover stories and in 1999 won a National Magazine Award. He wrote Newsweek’s fifty-thousand-word election specials in 1996, 2000, 2004 (winner of a National Magazine Award), and 2008. He has appeared on many TV and radio talk shows, including Meet the Press and The Colbert Report, and has been a guest on PBS’s Charlie Rose more than forty times. The author of dozens of book reviews for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Thomas has taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton, where, from 2007 to 2014, he was Ferris Professor of Journalism.

Department of History

March 10

The Chapman Black Student Union Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

The Chapman Black Student Union Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards was created in order to highlight individual students, staff, faculty, community leaders, and groups at Chapman that embody the spirit of Dr. King's work of "service to the community" in conjunction with the Chapman BSU mission to promote diversity as well as a nurturing and inviting environment for Chapman's Black students.

Chapman Black Student Union

March 11-12

Founders Day: After War’s Broken Heart: An Exploration of Moral Injury – Lectures by Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Fish Interfaith Center

Founders Day is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Church Relations, connecting students, faculty and community members outstanding s with ancholar in the area of religion (Founders Education Day) and a renewal and reunion event for Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ people (Founders Day).

For more information click here

Church Relations

March 14 & 28

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

March 15

Memorial Celebration of the Life of Trustee Jack Lindquist
10 a.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center
Reception and a viewing of the Jack and Belle Lindquist Disney Collection following in Leatherby Libraries, Malloy Performance Portico, 3rd floor.

March 15

Interfaith Panel - Violence and the Scriptures – how do we respond?

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
The Fish Interfaith Center and the Interfaith Council of Central Orange County (ICCOC) will be hosting a panel of various faith representatives, who will speak to the issue of global violence among religions, how scriptures may or may not play a crucial part in the violence we see acted out in the world, and how we should respond to both the scriptures and the ever-present violence we see globally.
Representative panelists will speak on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and the Sikh religion. The intention is to bring about a better understanding among these faith traditions and to seek a common path toward tolerance, compassion, and peace in the world.
Q & A to follow presentations with audience participation.

Office of the Chapel and the Orange County Interfaith Council

March 17

Memorial - Jim Miller

6 - 7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of the Chapel

Dr. Jim Miller Teaching a Class

+ - 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
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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!

Office of the Chapel

May 5

Simply Vocale Spring Concert

7-9 p.m

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

May 6

Campus Leadership Awards

2:00-5:00 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

Day of Remembrance

A Service to remember those who have passed away this year.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center

May 14

Lavendar Graduation

For questions please email crosscultural@chapman.edu

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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

May 18

DOC Finals Feast

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of Church Relations

May 19

Black Graduation

For questions please email crosscultural@chapman.edu

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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

May 20

Baccalaureate Service

4:00 p.m.

Musco Center for the Arts

Baccalaureate is an interfaith service offering farewell to the graduates at Chapman University.

For more information email interfaith@chapman.edu

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

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