»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
4:00-6:00pm
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

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