Interfaith Week

Celebrating Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Diversity at WashU!

Schedule for February 14-21, 2020

Friday, February 14

Interfaith Shabbat hosted by WashU Hillel

Hillel, 6300 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

5:45 p.m: Shabbat evening services

7:00 p.m.: Annual Interfaith Shabbat Dinner

Services and dinner open to any WashU community member

Missionary Positions: a Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister…Talk about faith and no faith and sex

8:30 p.m. at Hillel, 6300 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

People of any or no faith are more than welcome. Sexuality will be discussed frankly and honestly and with a basic sense of humor.  So be forewarned if that is not something you’re comfortable with. We will protect students from being shamed for who they are or anything they’ve ever done. Safety first! Hosted by the Catholic Student Center, WashU Hillel and Rockwell House.

Saturday, February 15

Interfaith Celebration hosted by WU Interfaith Alliance

6:30 p.m. at the Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons

All students are welcome to come and celebrate the diversity of religious, spiritual and ethical identities on campus over a meal, dialogue, and performances. Kosher and halal food served.

Sunday, February 16

Spiritual Discovery: Healing not just Coping

3:30 p.m. at the Danforth University Center, room 276

The Christian Science Organization invites you to an informal talk by Tom McElroy, CSB, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher. This will be followed by a discussion and food/refreshments will be served.

Roman Catholic Mass and Dinner hosted by the Catholic Student Center

4:30 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center,  6352 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

This Mass will emphasize how Mass is celebrated in different cultures around the world, including different languages and traditions. Our Sunday Student Supper will be hosted by Welcome Neighbor STL.  Syrian refugees in St. Louis will cook the food.  We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.  If you plan coming and can donate, please visit this website.

All WashU community members are welcome to attend

Dinner with UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCUSA)

7:00 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 6800 Washington Ave, St. Louis

Followed by worship at 8:00 p.m. Meet at the South 40 Clocktower at 6:50 for a ride to Trinity with others. All are welcome.

Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA)

7: 00 p.m. at Lutheran Campus Ministry House, 7019 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

All students welcome at dinner (7:00 p.m.) and worship with Communion (8:00 p.m.)

Monday, February 17

Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life & WU Interfaith Alliance Tabling

11 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Danforth University Center

Mindful Mondays

4:00 p.m. at the Danforth University Center, Goldberg Formal Lounge (2nd floor)

Guided meditation open to all students. Hosted by Habif Health & Wellness Center and the Office for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life

Tuesday, February 18

Office for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life, and WU Interfaith Alliance Tabling

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Danforth University Center

Tuesday Tea hosted by WU Interfaith Alliance

3- 5:00 p.m. at the Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons

Evening Compline Service

7-8:30 p.m. at the Danforth University Center, room 234

Orthodox Christian Fellowship hosts a short evening compline service followed by a discussion, share session, or jam session of music that means something to you and your faith! Instruments are welcome

Wednesday, February 19

Office for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life, and WU Interfaith Alliance Tabling

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Danforth University Center

Center for Diversity and Inclusion: 5 Years in the Making

5-6:30 p.m. in Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) opened in the summer of 2014 to serve as advocacy support for historically marginalized and underrepresented student populations, and to work collaboratively with units in and outside of the Washington University community for the promotion of dialogue and social change. After five years and the recent addition of a new Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs / Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, this event serves as a time to revisit where we have been and explore where we are going. Join the CDI team and WashU community members in active reflection and dialogue about the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campus.

The Feast hosted by Rockwell House Episcopal Campus Ministry

6:30 p.m. at Rockwell House (7023 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105)

Dinner and conversation followed by a Bible study method called “lectio divina,” in which a series of questions invite participants to reflect on the day’s Scripture passages and their own lives. Concludes with a short, beautiful service of Night Prayer. Open to any WashU community member.

Interfaith Art Journaling

7-8:30 p.m. at Hillel 6300 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

All students welcome at Hillel’s weekly art journaling group! We’ll learn about religious themes while expressing your creativity using different art supplies and techniques. No art experience or previous Biblical learning is necessary.

A World Without Genocide GBM

8:00 p.m. at Seigle Hall, room 304

A conversation about the intersections of religion and genocide. Open to all students.

 

Thursday, February 20

Pause @ Graham Chapel with Organ Music

12:30-1:30 p.m. at Graham Memorial Chapel

Stop by Graham Chapel to hear beautiful organ music. Chapel open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri for quiet reflection, meditation or prayer, with an hour of organ music today. Hosted by the Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life.

The Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Lecture, Faith in Action: Working for Justice in St. Louis

7:00 p.m. at Graham Memorial Chapel with speakers Dr. Rostami and Dr. Mayo

Drs. Rostami and Mayo will share powerful stories about the intersections of their social justice work in St. Louis and their religious and spiritual practices and beliefs.

See more information on the Isserman Lecture.

Friday, February 21

Interfaith Jummah hosted by the Muslim Students Association

1:10 p.m. at Lopata House basement

All are welcome to come and listen to this prayer service

Lunch afterwards at The Village

Meet & Greet Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Leaders

3:00 p.m. at the Danforth University Center, Goldberg Formal Lounge, 2nd floor

If you’re interested in connecting with Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life staff and campus ministers, along with student leaders, this is your opportunity! You’re invited to a meet-and-greet so you can learn about religious resources, chat with leaders from various campus faith organizations, and enjoy some snacks in an informal setting. Come and get some questions answered, make new connections, and learn more about the religious communities on campus.

Hosted by the Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life, WU Interfaith Alliance, and the WashU Interfaith Campus Ministries Association

 

For more information on Interfaith Week events

Contact The Rev. Callista Isabelle, Director for Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life