»Past Events

Check out all the past events at the Fish Interfaith Center! For a list of upcoming events, visit our events page

+-February 2013

February 16

Student Multi-Faith Leadership Conference
Fish Interfaith Center
The Fish Interfaith Center of Chapman University is hosting a regional multi-faith leadership conference designed to help Southern California college students become better leaders in a multi-faith world. More detailed information about SMLC »


February 28

The Experimental Metaphysics of Free Will Conference
The Fish Interfaith Center
The Fish Interfaith Center of Chapman University proudly presents its first annual interdisciplinary conference on spirituality, religion and the sciences. Join us with top scholars to address challenges that the newest findings of Quantum Physics present for our understanding of free will, from the perspective of their particular disciplines and the world's religious traditions.

+-March 2013

March 12 

Take Back the Night

7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel 
Join Chapman C.A.R.E.S. and the gentleman of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in a conversation about sexual assault, awareness and how you can help prevent sexual violence against men and women. For more information click here.

March 15-16

Founders Day 2013: Emergence 
Fish Interfaith Center
Church Relations and Disciples on Campus host their annual Founders Day event featuring speaker Brian McLarenLearn more about Founders Day.

March 19

Zen and God
3:15-5 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Soto Zen Priest and Author Brad Warner will discuss his new book "There is No God and He is Your Creator". Read more about this event here

+-April 2013

April 2

Carboload with Hillel
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Chapman Hillel invites you to a breaking Passover eventwhile indulging in bagels and cream cheese. 

April 4

Derailing Genocide
7-8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Jack Pariser, a Holocaust survivor, will engage you in an intimate conversation on fighting for abolishing all genocides.

April 10

Interfaith Exploration: Understanding the Baha'i Faith
7 p.m.
John Biggs Conference Room, Henley Basement
Come learn more about the basics of the Baha’i faith, ask questions and enjoy an open conversation.

April 11

Convicted Civility: A Success Story in Interfaith Engagement
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel 
Chapman's Latter-day Saints Student Association invites you to attend their 9th annual Excellence in Religious Education event.
Guest speaker Robert Millet will address the a central question to interfaith engagement: Is it possible to accept a person of another
faith and still maintain one's own convictions? This is a free event, For more information visit www.ldsces.org/orange  

April 12

Shabbat Service & Dinner
6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel & Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Join Chapman Hillel for Shabbat services and a free kosher dinner.

April 15

Conversations with Elie Wiesel
11 a.m.-Noon & 7-8 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Elie Wiesel- winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, best selling author, Holocaust survivor and global leader in human rights advocacy- will return to Chapman and meet with students and faculty as a guest speaker.

11 a.m. - Noon: Writers Who Have Shaped My Writing
7-8 p.m.: Words Can Change the World
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

April 17

Genocide and the Obligation to Remember: Elie Wiesel and Richard Hovannisian in Conversation
7-8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
For Ticket Info contact The Rogers Center for Holocaust Education at (714) 532-7760 

April 18

Readers' Theatre Presentation: The Worlds Within the Words of Elie Wiesel
8-9 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
For Ticket Info contact The Rogers Center for Holocaust Education at (714) 532-7760

April 23

Interfaith Exploration: Understanding Jainism
7 p.m.
TBD
Join us for an informal presentation about the basic principles of Jainism.  All are welcome!

April 26

University Choir & Singers Performance
7:30-10 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

+-May 2013

May 2, 2013

National Day of Prayer Interfaith Observance
11 a.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Join us for an interfaith observance of the National Day of Prayer where we will engage in prayer practices from many traditions, learn from each other, and stand together for the dignity and honor of all people regardless of race, color, or religious affiliation. Together we can and will work for a better world!
For more information please contact Rev. Darrell McGowan at either (714) 457-9072 or darrellmac@mac.com 

Diversity & Equity Awards 
6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel 

May 17, 2013

Baccalaureate

4 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Rainn Wilson, the comedic actor, best known for his role as Dwight Shrute from The Office, will be the guest speaker at Chapman Universities 2013 Interfaith Baccalaureate ceremony.

+-July 2013

July 2-23


Mindfulness Meditation
Tuesdays, 12-1:00 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel 

Are you seeking ways to be more present and less anxious?  Would you like to cultivate positive emotions such as compassion in your life? Research today is demonstrating we can learn to live with more balance through simple daily meditation practice.  These four sessions will introduce the science, spirit and practice of “mindfulness.” Attendance at all four sessions is recommended for the greatest benefit. No need to register - simply show up the first week! Things to bring: yourself and a small pillow for your back or seat, to help you sit straighter on a wooden chair; meditation cushion, if desired.  For more information, contact interfaith@chapman.edu.

+-September 2013

September 13

Shabbat Service and Dinner
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel and Wallace All Faiths Chapel

September 20

Sukkot Shabbat
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fashionables Courtyard

September 23

Engendering Emotion: The Devotional Theology of an 8th Century Hindu Woman Poet-Mystic
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Professor of Comparative Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK will lecture on: Engendering Emotion? The Devotional Theology of an 8th Century Hindu Woman Poet-Mystic. 
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Huntington Lectureship Fund. 
Free and Open to the Public. Learn more about Engendering Emotion »

+-October 2013

October 1 

Oskar Schindler, Raphael Lemkin, and the Question of Genocide: The Trial of Amon Goeth
7 -9 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

In this groundbreaking lecture, Professor David Crowe explores the intersection among Oskar Schindler, a Nazi Party member who became a rescuer; Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish émigré lawyer from Poland who worked tirelessly to promote the concept of genocide; and Amon Goeth, the sadistic Nazi who implemented genocide.
Sponsored by The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Free and open to the public.

October 3

The Unknown Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of the Roma During the Shoah
4-6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel


October 4

Family Weekend Shabbat
6 -8:30 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel and Wallace All Faiths Chapel

October 6

Spirituality Matters! An Interfaith Celebration

10 -11 a.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Join Chapman’s spiritual organizations for this special interfaith celebration. Share in song and prayer from a multitude of different faith traditions. All are welcome!

October 14

WordTheatre 
7-9:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

October 18

Shabbat Dinner & Service
6-8:30 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel & Wallace All Faiths Chapel

October 22

Torah of Reconciliation
7 - 9 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Join Rabbi Sheldon Lewis as he journey's through the process of making peace in a turbulent world.

October 24

Hunger Banquet
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
This interactive event will promote awareness and civic engagement in our community. Come with a can, and leave with the hunger to make a difference!

October 26

UCC Interreligious Symposium
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

October 28

Introduction to Mindfulness 
Mondays, Noon -1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

+- November 2013

November 1

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

Contact newman@chapman.edu with any questions.) 

November 2

American Celebration Reception
6 - 8 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

American Celebration is a recurring event at Chapman, learn more about American Celebration

November 4

Word Theatre
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Visit Wilkinson College's Word Theatre page for more information.

November 5

Diwali
6:30 - 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

November 7

Four Perspectives on Kristallnacht: 75 Years Later -- November 9, 1938
4 - 6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses to Kristallnacht: Engelina Lowenberg Billauer, Curt Lowens, Idele Steuer Stapholtz and Cantor Leopold Szneer.

November 8

Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary
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

November 11

Introduction to Mindfulness
Noon -1 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

November 15 

The Chamber Orchestra: Gods & Monsters
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Daniel Alfred Wachs, Music Director and Conductor
Program to include Apollon Musagéte (Stravinsky), Serenade No. 1 Op. 11 (Brahms) and First Piano Concerto for Strings & Trumpet* (Shostakovich), featuring Dr. Louise Thomas, piano.
Presented in conjunction with the Pacific Symphony’s 2014 Music Unwound Series.

November 21

Italian Mask Performance
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Entire Building

November 22

Shabbat Dinner and Service
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel and Wallace All Faiths Chapel

+-February 2014

speed faithing event flyer February 13

Speed Faithing
7 p.m. 
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
February 17

Sound Healing Meditation with Simon Ballard and Jody Theissen 
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
shabbat event flyer February 21

Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner
6 p.m. 
Wilkinson Founders Chapel & Wallace All Faiths Chapel
religious genderings event flyer

February 26 - 28

Religious Genderings: The Socia-Spiritual [Dis-] Empowerment of Women and Men

Wednesday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 - 6 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fish Interfaith Center

+-March 2014

peace March 3-7

Transforming the Human Spirit Exhibition
Held by the Soka Gakkai International
Fish Interfaith Center

March 5

Ash Wednesday Mass
Noon
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

March 11

Stay Energized, Balanced and Creative: Introduction to Meditation
7 - 9 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

March 13 - 15

Founder's Day 2014: Revolution
Church Relations and Disciples on Campus host their annual Founders Day event. Learn more about Founders Day
Fish Interfaith Center

March 17

Karussell Movie Screening
7 p.m. 
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

March 18

Take Back the Night
6 p.m. 
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

March 20

Excellence in Religious Education with Brent Top

Join the Latter Day Saints Student Association for a lecture by Brent Top called "Shield of Faith- How Personal and Family Religiosity Affects Delinquency, Self Esteem, and Academic Achievement of Adolescents".
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

+-April 2014

April 4

University Singers and Choir Concert
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

April 8

Elie Wiesel: Stories and Memories
11 a.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

April 10

Elie Wiesel: Evening of Stories and Story Telling
8 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

April 14

Passover Seder
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel and Wilkinson Founders Chapel

healing

April 15

Healing the Mind and Body
with Jay Kumar and Gail Stearns

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

April 15-22

Matzah in the Piazza!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chapman Hillel

Kosher food items will also be available at
WoW and Cyber Café upon request at the cashier only

April 16

Wednesday Night Worship
Join us for a contemplative Holy Week worship service
with scripture, poetry, and Hand/Foot Washing.
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Disciples on Campus

April 18

Ecumenical Good Friday Service
Join us! Stations of the Cross led by
Fr. Rafael Luevano and Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns
Noon - 1 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel 

April 20

Easter

View a list of local Easter services

hillell

April 25

Hillel Shabbat Service and Dinner
6 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel & Wallace All Faiths Chapel

time

April 28-30

Time & Becoming: The Experimental Metaphysics 
of Time and the Observing Self
Fish Interfaith Center 

+-May 2014

vaisakhi poster

May 1

Vaisakhi Celebration
6 - 9 p.m.
Join us to experience the rich culture of the Sikh community: “Vaisakhi – A Celebration of the Spirit of Sikhism Past and Present.” 
Fish Interfaith Center

May 8

Diversity and Equity Awards and Reception

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

May 15

Remember: An Interfaith Service honoring those we have lost

As the semester draws to a close, join the Chapman University family for a very simple time of remembrance to honor any friend, family member or colleague who has passed away.
5 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel 

May 21

Finals Feast
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

flyer

May 23

Baccalaureate Interfaith Service
Faculty and Seniors RSVP to interfaith@chapman.edu
Cap and gown requested for grads
4 p.m. 
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

+-August 2014

August 26

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.
Church Relations

August 29

Orientation Shabbat Dinner and Service
6-8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel & Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Chapman Hillel hosts its first Shabbat service of the year. Feel free to join us in the Wilkinson Founders Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center for a Shabbat service, open to all Jewish and non-Jewish Chapman students. Students will find more information about upcoming Hillel events and have the opportunity to meet fellow Hillel members.
Chapman Hillel

Spiritual Exploration Social
8 – 10:30 p.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!
Office of the Chapel

August 31

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.

 

 

+-September 2014

September 1

Disciples on Campus Freshman Toolbox
3 - 4 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
All Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ students are invited to come learn about the adventures of college life, hosted by returning Disciples on Campus students. Helpful survival tools will be discussed.
Church Relations

September 5

Shabbat Dinner & Service

6 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel & Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Chapman Hillel

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mondays, Noon - 1 p.m. (Sept. 8 - Oct. 6)
Tuesdays, 5 - 6 p.m. (Sept. 11 - Oct. 9)

Are you seeking ways to be more present and less anxious? Would you like to cultivate positive emotions, such as compassion and patience, in your life? Research today is demonstrating we can learn to live with more balance through simple daily meditation practice. These five sessions introduce the science, spirit and practice of "mindfulness". Attendance at all five sessions is recommended for the greatest benefit. All are welcome - beginners and persons with meditation experience.

RSVP to interfaith@chapman.edu

Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Office of the Chapel

September 9

Christian Group Interest Meeting
7 - 8 p.m.
Peterson Conference Room
All Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ students are invited to come learn about the adventures of college life, hosted by returning Disciples on Campus students. Helpful survival tools will be discussed.
Church Relations

September 22

Word Theater
7 -9 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Department of English

September 26

Shabbat Dinner & Service
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel & Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Chapman Hillel

September 29

Sound Healing Meditation with Simon Ballard and 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. Co-led by instructors from SunSpark Yoga this sessions 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


September 30

Tabula Poetica
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Department of English

 

+-October 2014

October 2

Hunger Banquet

Enjoy a meal and experience a simulation of the disparity between wealth and poverty in our world. This Interactive event will focus on the rags and riches in Orange County, and promote awareness and civic engagement in our community. Come with a can, and leave with the hunger to make a difference!
Visit www.chapman.edu/civic to reserve your seat!

7-8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

October 10


Homecoming Shabbat and Dinner Service
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel and Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Chapman Hillel

October 12

Interfaith Welcoming Service
10 - 11 a.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Learn More about the Chapman Family Weekend 

October 15

postChristian: What's Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care? with Christian Piatt

Progressive Christian author Christian Piatt will be discussing his new book postChristian: What's Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care? The influence of Christianity is changing dramatically in the western world. We are an increasingly “post-Christian,” culture, in that Christianity no longer is the dominant value system at the center of our cultural identity. How did we get here, and what can we do about it? Should the institutional church be saved? Does the world really need the church? Christian Piatt walks through his “Seven Scandals of Christianity” and “Seven Christ-Like Virtues” in an attempt to help people stop being more Christian and start being more Christ-like.

8 -9 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Office of Church Relations

October 23

Diwali: Festival of Lights

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

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fish Interfaith Center

Popularly known as the "festival of lights,” Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of "Deepavali",which translates into "row of lamps". Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel and University Programming Board

 

October 27

Word Theater

7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Department of English
Learn More about WordTheatre

+-November 2014

November   3
 
  Interfaith Opening Celebration

5:30   p.m.

Wallace   All Faiths Chapel

All are   welcome for this festive Interfaith Celebration featuring performances from   Orange County religious organizations and our own Chapman students!

November   7

Kristallnacht   Commemoration 2014

6:30-8:30   p.m.

Wilkinson   Founders Chapel

Office   of the Chapel and Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education--Students,   faculty and staff are invited to this annual event at Chapman University.   Kristallnacht means the "night of broken glass," remembering a   first night of terrifying violence against synagogues and the Jewish   community in Nazi Germany. Readings of how various faith groups assisted Jews   during World War II will be read by students from various religious groups,   as well as a very inspirational presentation.

November   10

The   Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

4 - 5   p.m.

Wallace   All Faiths Chapel

The   Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is the Director of The Dalai Lama Center for   Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology   and also serves as the Buddhist Chaplain at MIT.

November   11

Eboo   Patel: Sacred Ground--Why Religious and Non-Religious Diversity Matters in   the 21st Century

7:30   p.m.

Chapman   Auditorium, Memorial Hall

Called   by U.S. News & World Report "one of America's best leaders for   promoting interfaith cooperation," this deeply inspiring speaker makes   religious diversity his cause. He calls everyone in America to challenge   religious prejudice, just as we challenge racial and gender prejudice, and   works on college campuses to empower young adults through education and   service. Dr. Patel is an American Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati Indian heritage   and founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based   international non profit that promotes interfaith cooperation.

November   18

Interfaith   Dialogue Series: Voices from Muslim and Buddhist Communities
 
7-8 p.m.
 
  Wallace All Faiths Chapel

The   Interfaith Dialogue Series celebrates religious and spiritual diversity among   the Chapman community, encourages cross-cultural collaboration, and broadens   awareness through constructive dialogue. Join our first installment featuring   members from SGI-Chapman, a Buddhist organization, and the Muslim Student   Association on November 18th at 7:00 p.m.

November   20 - February 15

1984   Sikh exhibition
  Leatherby Libraries partnership with the Sikhlens Sikh Art and Film Festival   and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


  Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

  • Featured
  • News
  • Events
  • page loading
    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    View all News »
  • page loading
    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    TODAY TOMORROW

    »

    View all Events »