Interfaith Chaplaincy

Halloween, Samhain, All Saints/All Souls, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Brooks Student Center, Gorham
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Religious and Spiritual Life
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Halloween is more popular every year -- but did you know that it has roots in common with the ancient and contemporary Christian observances of All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and "The Day of the Dead,"  in the ancient Pagan observance of Samhain (pronounced "sow-en")?  Find out more and explore your own ideas about the worlds of the living and the dead!  Pagan Chaplain Rev. Cynthia Jane Collins, Episcopal Chaplain Rev. Shirley Bowen, and Catholic Religious Advisor Ms. Ali Stauble offer an interactive look at these interrelated observances.