Interfaith Chaplaincy

Prayers for the Earth

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room
Contact Name: 
Catherine Knowles, Chaplain Intern
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Many religious traditions have spring rituals and observances lifting up renewal at this time of the year, and many have spiritual teachings about our obligation to care for the earth.  In keeping with the observance of Earth Day (April 22) and religious diversity, Religious & Spiritual Life presents an opportunity to consider spiritually our care for the earth with a program and ritual led by Chaplain Intern and Bangor Theological Seminary student Catherine Knowles.

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013


With the recent retirement of Andrea Thompson McCall, there have been some changes with USM's Religious and Spiritual Life program (previously known as the Interfaith Chaplaincy).

Previously located in the historic Deering Farmhouse at 23 Brighton Ave, the program is now housed within Portland Student Life in the Woodbury Campus Center.  The chaplains and advisors have formed the Religious and Spiritual Life Council, chaired by Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette.  Sarah Holmes, Assistant Director for Student Life and Diversity, will be serving as the administrative liaison for the Council.

Additionally, there is a new meditation and interfaith prayer room in Portland Student Life, that students, faculty, and staff may access during regular business hours.

Any help that you could provide in helping students connect with our programs in our new home, would be greatly appreciated.


Sarah Holmes, Administrative Liasion

Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette, Council Co-Chairs