» 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

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
7 - 8 p.m.

SGI-Chapman Meeting
Peterson Conference Room

8 - 9 p.m.

Health & Healing Club
Wilkinson Founders 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
7:30 p.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
BUY TICKETS

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 Programming 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 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 16

Celebration of Life - Fritzie Williams
1 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Sponsored by the Fowler School of Law and the Fish Interfaith Center

September 19

Word Theatre featuring author Brian Doyle
7 p.m. Fish Interfaith Center
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Word Theater's fall series at Chapman University brings America's finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances.  On Monday, Sept. 19, Hollywood actors Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Films, Finding Carter, The Last Airbender) and Vanessa Lengies (Glee, Hawthorne, Lego Stars, Stick It) -- will bring to life acclaimed short stories written by author Brian Doyle. 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 led by Gurucharan
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.  $20 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. $20 per person; free to current Chapman students with ID. Registration is strongly encouraged. here

Sponsored by Chapman Hillel

October 3

The Didgeridoo and Sound Energy with Emma Salahuddin ‘71
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
The Australian aboriginal didgeridoo has become a passion for a CU alum, bringing her own sense of musical power to this ancient ritual instrument.  See Didg Mama Emma on YouTube

Sponsored by Fish Interfaith Center and the Office of Church Relations

October 17

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

Sponsored by the Department of English

October 24

Authentic Movement
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

All movers invited to an authentic movement session. Authentic movement is a simple, expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants to embody Buddhist principles and share inner impulses. It is for everyone, come comfortably dressed.

Sponsored by Fish Interfaith Center and the Office of Church Relations

October 25

Etty: A One Woman Play by Susan Stein
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Adapted and Performed by
Susan Stein

Directed by
Austin Pendleton

Etty Hillesum’s life ended at Auschwitz when she was only 29 years old. In the play Etty, drawn entirely from Etty’s diaries and letters of 1941- 1943, we meet a remarkable young Dutch woman: insightful, determined, poetic, sensual. Through the voice of Susan Stein, Etty speaks directly to her audience, frankly, and with compassion--even for the enemy. Seeking the meaning of her life--and all life--during the terror of Nazi occupation, Etty “happens upon” prayer, discovers a reality that she calls God, and opens herself to the power of being fully alive and present, bearing witness to the catastrophe unfolding around her. In her gentle yet forthright way, Etty asks us not to leave her at Auschwitz, but to let her have a “little bit of a say” in what she hopes will be a new world.

Susan Stein is an actress, playwright and teaching artist living in
New York City. Stein studied acting in the graduate program at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She adapted Etty using only Hillesum’s words. She has performed the play in theaters, universities, and museums throughout the United States.

Austin Pendleton is an American film, television, and stage actor,
a playwright and theater director. He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company.

For more information about Etty, the play, or about Etty Hillesum,
visit www.ettyplay.org

Sponsored by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

October 29

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

Sponsored by the Conservatory of Music

+ - November

November 1

All Saints Day Mass
Noon -1 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Contact newman@chapman.edu with any questions.

November 1

Diwali
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Learn to dance the garba, enjoy live musical performances and feast on a traditional Indian meal at a Diwali holiday celebration. Read More about Diwali

Sponsored by UPB, Fish Interfaith Center and the Interfaith Council

November 7-8
Geometric Aljamía Workshop

This workshop accompanies the exhibition Geometric Aljamía currently on view in the Henley Galleria, 2nd Floor, Argyros Forum. Artists Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez of Virginia Commonwealth University will lead students in an exploration of sacred geometry transferred into art. Participants will create designs using geometry, personal and heritage imagery, which they will then cut out in Tyvek. This hand drawn/hand cut process requires creativity and focus.  In direct contrast to our fragmented culture, this quietening of the mind will underscore the benefits of slow work wrought by hand.

Participants (maximum 10 for each workshop) may choose EITHER:

-          Monday November 7, 9-11.50 a.m., Fish Interfaith Center

-          Tuesday November 8, 1-3:50 p.m., 404 Beckman Hall 

The class is free, but requires registration. Please RSVP to Esther Shin at artcollections@chapman.edu. For questions, please call (714) 628-2832.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Chapman Happenings page here.

November 7
Sound Healing Meditation with  Jody Theissen
The vibrational powers of sound, music, vibration & visualization support healing and may open one’s mind to higher possibilities and states of harmony. Led by Jody Theissen this session will begin with a brief introduction to sound and vibration, followed by a one-hour sound meditation.
*Bring your own yoga mat or blanket to lay on

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of the Chapel

November 10

An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Fish Interfaith Center present an annual student-led commemoration of Kristallnacht in remembrance of the events that shattered a community on November 9-10, 1938. Learn more about Kristallnacht

Sponsored by The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Fish Interfaith Center

November 12
University Choir & Women's Choir
Stephen Coker & Chelsea Dehn, Conductors

Fish Interfaith Center – 7:30pm
 $15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students
 
The University Women's Choir under the direction of Chelsea Dehn and the University Choir conducted by Stephen Coker will present a concert featuring a wide variety of choral works ranging from Renaissance era pieces  to contemporary compositions and folksong arrangements from around the world.
Sponsored by the Conservatory of Music

November 14
Centering Prayer led by Nancy Brink
An ancient Christian meditation practice that can be used by Christians and non-Christians alike, led by Nancy Brink
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of the Chapel

November 15
The documentary film, Kinderland ist abgebrannt (Cinderland) by Sibylle Tiedemann and Ute Badura, 1998

The film documents the reunion of former classmates at a school in the former Southern German city of Ulm. Jewish and non-Jewish classmates recall their childhood in Nazi Germany. Sibylle Tiedemann will introduce her film and be available for questions after the screening. The event will also feature Holocaust survivor Hanni Kaplan and student speakers (former Munich travel course participants) and musicians.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of the Chapel & Department of Languages

November 28
Stress Relief led by Dr. Gail Stearns

STRESS RELIEF ANYONE? Come for a short time to meditate and learn a few stress relief tips to get you through the next 3 weeks! Students, staff & faculty invited. Led by Gail Stearns, Dean, Wallace All Faiths Chapel

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of the Chapel & Church Relations

+ - December

December 1
Transgender Day of Remembrance


10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of Church Relations,& Cross Cultural Engagement.

December 5
Sound Healing Meditation with  Jody Theissen
The vibrational powers of sound, music, vibration & visualization support healing and may open one’s mind to higher possibilities and states of harmony. Led by Jody Theissen this session will begin with a brief introduction to sound and vibration, followed by a one-hour sound meditation.
*Bring your own yoga mat or blanket to lay on

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of the Chapel

December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Mass

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception commemorates our nations Catholic patroness and will be celebrated with Catholic Mass. All Are Welcome!

Noon - 1 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Newman Catholic Fellowship

December 10

53rd Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet and Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor, Chapman University Singers and Choir 
Chelsea Dehn, Conductor, University Women’s Choir
Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor, The Chapman Orchestra
We’re throwing the merriest of holiday parties, starting with a festive and delicious winter banquet followed by a magnificent concert of holiday season favorites, held for the first time in the acclaimed Musco Center for the Arts!  The program features the gifted Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Women’s Choir along with spectacular music by The Chapman Orchestra. Come delight in this joyful and musically rich evening!

6pm – Reception and Dinner in Fish Interfaith Center
8pm – Concert in Musco Center for the Arts
Banquet & Concert Package: $85 per person, includes reception, dinner and concert (limited availability)
Buy Banquet & Concert Tickets

Concert-Only Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 CU community
Buy Concert Only Tickets

December 14

Disciples on Campus Finals Feast

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of Church Relations

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