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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, noon - 1 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
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

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

+ - December 2014

December 4

Celebration of Christ

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

An hour long Christmas program of the birth of Jesus Christ. A combination of songs, video, and readings that highlight the various ways to commemorate the birth of the savior. Hosted by the following groups: LDS student association, Disciples of on Campus, Newman Catholic Fellowship and MEChA de Chapman.

December 5-6

Wassail

6 - 10 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Chapman University proudly presents the Annual Holiday Wassail Concert, featuring 150 students singers and musicians, under the direction of Stephen Coker, Angel Vazquez-Ramos, and Daniel Alfred Wachs. This campus tradition has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years and includes holiday favorites and songs from around the world. Check your local public television network this season, and share the tradition.

For more information about the television program, contact Pamela Ezell, producer, ezell@chapman.edu
OR
Get more information about attending the live event

Conservatory of Music

December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Mass

Noon - 1 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Newman Catholic Fellowship

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is the patronal feast day of the United States of America, and for Catholics a Holy Day of Obligation. The feast celebrates the conception of Virgin Mary in her mother’s womb as free from original sin.

December 8

Sound Healing Meditation with Simon Ballard and Jody Theissen

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of the Chapel

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

+ - February 2015

February 10th

BSU MLK Awards

7 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.

Feb 10th, 17th, 24th

Reading the Bible through Queer Eyes

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Peterson Conference Room

This 3 week Bible study will focus on the "clobber" passages that are usually used to condemn LGBTQ people. Come and learn--it is not all bad news!

-Reverend Nancy Brink.

Feb 12th

Speedfaithing

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.

Feb 18th

Ash Wednesday Mass

Noon

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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

Feb 18th

“Ashes in the Piazza” - An alternative Ash Wednesday prayer and meditation station for students, faculty, and staff who are unable to attend a traditional Ash Wednesday service. Come for a time of brief prayer and to receive ashes

10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.- Piazza at Fish Interfaith Center's table at the Student Involvement Fair

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. - Fashionables Courtyard, Fish Interfaith Center

Feb 18th

Ash Wednesday Service

7 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Disciples on Campus Wednesday Evening Worship. All are welcome!

Feb 18th

Lenten Evening of Recollection

7:30 p.m.

Wilkinson Founders Chapel

Newman Catholic Fellowship

Feb 24th

"Imagination and the Art of Interpretation: Reading Scripture and Tradition for the Sake of the World."

by Ron Farmer.

4 - 6 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center and Department of Religious Studies

Feb 25th

Screening of Dear White People

8:30-9:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Church Relations and Black Student Union

Feb 26th

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Faith, Family, & Religious Freedom

February 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

Free to attend, seating is limited.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the second-highest presiding body in the government of the Church. He is the former President of Brigham Young University (BYU) and Dean of the College of Religious Education. For his work in improving understanding between Christians and Jews he was given the "Torch of Liberty" award by the Anti‑Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith. He has served on the governing boards of a number of civic, educational, and business‑related organizations. He has bachelor and master degrees from Brigham Young University, and master and doctoral degrees from Yale University. He is the author of 12 books, one of which he co-authored with his wife, Patricia.

 

 

 

+ - March 2015

March 9

Lecture by Visiting Griset Chair in Religious Studies, Prof. Don Hagner "How New is the New Testament?  Exploring Continuity and Discontinuity between Early Christianity and Formative Judaism." 

4 - 5 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center and Department of Religious Studies

March 10

Holi

1-3 p.m.

Bert Williams Mall

University Programming Board and Fish Interfaith Center

March 13-14

Founders Day Genesis: Now

Founders Day is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Church Relations, connecting students, faculty and community members with an outstanding scholar 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).

The scholar is Richard H. Lowery, Ph.D. Yale. Dr. Lowery is a masterful story-teller and lecturer, using humor and keen insight to help us get into Genesis in fresh and provocative ways. He is currently working on a new book, Genesis and Human Rights, and his lectures will help us focus on social justice and human rights themes through key stories in Genesis.

Church Relations

March 17

Interfaith Dialogue Series

Voices from Jewish, Wiccan and Buddhist Communities

7 - 8 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Interfaith Council & Fish Interfaith Center

March 19

Shadows for Peace, for the Sake of the Children, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience

“Shadows for Peace” panel & exhibit, featuring the voices of atomic bomb survivors from Japan

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Leatherby Libraries, Peace Studies Department and Fish Interfaith Center

+ - April 2015

April 2

Universality of Mindfulness

7 p.m.

Wilkinson Founders Chapel

A series of short lectures and practices on mindfulness in various traditions including Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity.

Mindfulness Club

April 2

"Israel's Supreme Court: Between Jewish and Democratic State" by Mohammed Wattad

Noon

Dale E. Flower School of Law, Kennedy Hall, Room 152

Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Dr. Mohammed Wattad is assistant professor in the Law School of Zefat College in Israel. He is currently a visiting professor at UCI, holding the position as the 2014-15 Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor and teaching courses in the Department of Political Science and the School of Law. Dr. Wattad is a legal scholar specializing in international and comparative criminal law, comparative constitutional law, international law and legal issues surrounding war, torture
and terrorism.

RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/r/drwattad. Lunch is provided.

April 3

Ecumenical Good Friday Service

Noon - 1 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Join us! Stations of the Cross let by Fr. Dr. Rafael Luevano and the Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns at 12:00 noon in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel.

Fish Interfaith Center and Newman Catholic Fellowship

April 5

Ecumenical Easter Service

Join us for an ecumenical Easter worship service of hymns and scripture readings of the Easter story in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center. All are welcome. For more information please contact Danielle Cox at dcox@chapman.edu

2 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center

April 13

Sound Healing

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

April 14

Seeking the Sacred in the Science: The Emergence of a 21st Century Paradigm

7-8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Experience this inspiring dialogue between two Chapman University professors—renowned quantum physicist, Menas Kafatos, and science/religion scholar, Jay Kumar—exploring how scientific inquiry and spiritual faith might express complementarity and achieve unity for an awakened and empowered humanity.

FREE Event, no RSVP required. If any questions, you can contact the event organizer, Jennifer Heatley at (714) 628-7260 or interfaith@chapman.edu.

Hosted by Fish Interfaith Center

April 23

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 University Programming Board

April 28

The Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

7 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

April 30

Diversity and Equity Awards

6 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Cross-Cultural Engagement

 

+ - May 2015

May 4th

Taize

7 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center

Taize is a meditative, music and silence driven prayer service. For more information email interfaith@chapman.edu

May 8                         

Campus Leadership Awards

2 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Office of the Dean of Students

May 11

Sound Healing

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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

May 22                       

Baccalaureate Service

4 p.m., Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Fish Interfaith Center

+ - August 2015

August 25th

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 28th

Disciples on Campus New Student Dinner
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Fashionables Courtyard

All Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ students are invited to dinner. Come meet new friends and join in fellowship.
Church Relations 

August 28th

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

Chapman Hillel, Chapman’s Jewish Student Union, 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, followed by a kosher dinner to follow provided by the Hillel Foundation of Orange County. No RSVP is required. Students will find more information about upcoming Hillel events and have the opportunity to meet fellow Hillel members.
Chapman Hillel

August 28th

Spiritual Exploration Social
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Beckman Hall 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, nondenominational 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
Fish Interfaith Center

August 30th

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.
Fish Interfaith Center

August 30th

Disciples on Campus New Student Toolbox
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center

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.

Office of Church Relations

+ - September 2015

September 10th

Tabula Poetica

1 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Fish Interfaith Center

Carolyn Forché’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. She has translated Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and is followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. She is currently at work on a memoir.
For more information please click here

Department of English

September 14th

Tashlikh

6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Chapman Hillel

September 17th

Hunger Banquet
6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Fish Interfaith Center and Office of Civic Engagement

September 21st

Word Theatre
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

For more information click here

Department of English

September 24th
The Formation of the Bible: A Major Debate Among Scholars” by Lee Martin McDonald, BA., B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.
Griset Lecture

7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

This lecture will focus on some of the most important issues related to the formation of the Bible, including many debatable topics such as definitions of Scripture and canon, and the relevant ancient artifacts such as catalogues of sacred scriptures, the content and text of ancient manuscripts. These and other issues are at the heart of the multiple variations in modern translations highlight the historical, theological, and sociological contexts of the formation of the Bible. This lecture will also clarify issues that regularly divide biblical scholars and raise questions among people of faith about the books included in the Bible and why some many more books were excluded. Such topics necessarily involve investigations of relevant ancient documents, when the processes of the formation was complete, and what significance this has for biblical faith (both Jewish and Christian). There will, of course, be an opportunity to interact with Dr. McDonald following his presentation.

For more information click here

Department of Religious Studies

September 28th
Sound Healing Meditation 

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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

Office of the Chapel

September 30th
The Catholic Trope of Mary the Vanquisher Cast in Tibetan Vajrayana Mode

5-6 p.m.

Wilkinson Founders Chapel

Robert Magliola, who first became known as a specialist in hermeneutics and deconstruction (Purdue U. and National Taiwan U.), has for the last twenty-one years focused on Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue. He is a longtime Ch’an(Chinese Zen) and Vajrayanapractitioner, and is certified by Vangeloe Zento teach Catholic meditation in Oriental Form to Catholic clergy and laity. He has published four books: Phenomenology and Literature(Purdue UP); Derrida on the Mend (Purdue UP); On Deconstructing Life-Worlds: Buddhism, Christianity, Culture (Scholars P. of AAR; Oxford UP); Facing Up to Real Doctrinal Difference: How Some Thought-Motifs from Derrida Can Nourish the Catholic-Buddhist Encounter(Angelico P.).

Women's Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Religious Studies & the Office of the Chapel

+ - October 2015

October 1

Tabula Poetica

1 p.m.
Wilkinson Founders Chapel
Fish Interfaith Center

Carolyn Forché’s first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. She has translated Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice,” and is followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. She is currently at work on a memoir.
For more information please click here

Friday, October 2

Dedication of our Bible Cabinet and Book of Mormon Cabinet
2-3 p.m.
Vestibule, Fish Interfaith Center

Join us at the Fish Interfaith Center as we dedicate two original marquetry cabinets by artist William Tunberg. The first holds Bibles from C.C. Chapman’s collection and the second exhibits an original print Book of Mormon. All are welcome to celebrate the dedication of these two wonderful additions to our center, which houses the largest collection of functional artwork in Orange County.

Fish Interfaith Center

October 2

Homecoming Shabbat Dinner & Service

Experience a Shabbat service and complimentary kosher dinner provided by Chapman Hillel for the Chapman Family and those attending their first Shabbat.

6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Chapman Hillel

Sunday, October 4

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!

Fish Interfaith Center

Tuesday, October 13

Stolen by the Nazis: Recovering “The Woman in Gold” and Other Paintings
 7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the film Woman in Gold, E. Randol Schoenberg is the indefatigable attorney who waged an eight-year battle on behalf of Maria Altmann in her quest to regain six paintings by Gustav Klimt that had once belonged to her family but were taken by the Nazis. In a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, Schoenberg won the right for his client to sue the government of Austria for the return of the paintings. Subsequently, as a result of a unanimous decision by an Austrian arbitration court, the six paintings, valued at over $325 million, were returned to Altmann and other family members. The portrait of Altmann’s aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, now occupies a place of honor in the Neue Galerie museum in New York City. The grandson of renowned Austrian composers, Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl, Schoenberg graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California. In 2007, Mr. Schoenberg received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award for outstanding achievement in the field of litigation. He is the recipient of awards and honors from many organizations, including The 1939 Society, the American Jewish Congress, and the Anti-Defamation League. He serves as president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the Dale E. Fowler School of Law.

October 26

Word Theatre
7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

For more information click here

Department of English

October 27

Muslim Superheroes: Ms. Marvel and Pluralism in Comics Today by Prof. David McConeghy

"Comic books are often denigrated as childish, but the recent updates to Ms. Marvel and other major superheroes shows the medium's sophisticated thoughts about American pluralism. Despite recent negative representations of Muslims in comics that became intensely politicized after the Danish Cartoon Controversy and Charlie Hebdo attacks in Europe, here in the U.S. Islam is being written into the fabric of our increasingly diverse pantheon of superheroes. The popularity of a teen-aged, Pakistani-American Ms. Marvel hints at the power being leveraged by today's comic creators as they explore the dynamic and evolving landscape of American religious identity."
7p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Religious Honors Society, TAK

October 29

Metaphysical Mile
6 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Active Minds

October 30

University Singers in Concert
Stephen Coker, Conductor
The 34-voice Chapman University Singers performs a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions that spans five centuries of the choral art.
Fish Interfaith Center
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

+ - November 2015

November 9 

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.

University Programming Board, Interfaith Council and Sikh Student Club

November 10 

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

Reflections by Ambassador Dr. Bernd Fischer Chancellor Fellow, Chapman University Former Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles Honoring Curt Lowens Witness to Kristallnacht, Holocaust Survivor, and Rescuer On His 90th Birthday Sponsored by The Jerry and Sally Schwartz Holocaust Education Fund

Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Fish Interfaith Center, Chapman Hillel, Interfaith Council

November 13
University Choir & Women’s Choir in Concert
7:30 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Stephen Coker, Conductor
Chelsea Dehn, Conductor
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.

$15 general admission; $10 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

November 16 

Taizé
- 8 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Taizé is a meditative, music, and silence driven prayer service, that originated in Taize, France, where Christians of all different denominations come from all over Europe to live for a week in a community of faith and friendship. As we hope to foster a spirit of community between Christian groups on campus, we invite you to join us for our Taizé services. For more information email interfaith@chapman.edu

Office of the Chapel

November 17 

Speed Faithing
- 8 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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.

Interfaith Council and Civic Engagement

+ - December 2015

December 4 & 5
52nd Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet and Concert
Enjoy a traditional Wassail drink; follow a garden path lighted with luminarias as strolling minstrels amuse you; dine on delectable holiday fare; and be charmed by a concert of seasonal music presented by the University Women’s Choir (Chelsea Dehn, Conductor), University Choir and University Singers (Stephen Coker, Conductor), and The Chapman Orchestra (Daniel Alfred Wachs, Conductor).
Reception and Dinner in Fish Interfaith Center
Concert in Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Banquet & Concert Tickets - $75 per person, includes reception, dinner and concert: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert
“Concert Only” Tickets - $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens, alumni and non-Chapman students; $10 CU community. 8 p.m. concert

Click Here to buy tickets

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

Dec 7

Menorah Lighting

5:30-7 p.m.

Fashionables Courtyard

Office of the Chapel, Chapman Hillel and Chabad of Tustin

Dec 7

Sound Healing

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wallace All Faiths Chapel

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

Office of the Chapel and University Programming Board

Dec 7-9

AIDS Quilt Display

Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS – will be on view from December 7-9 in the Interfaith Center. 

Office of the Chapel and Cross Cultural Engagement

+ - February 2016

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
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