Interfaith Chaplaincy

Supporting Religious and Spiritual Life in all its Expressions
Religious and Spiritual Life in Diverse Expressions

USM Religious & Spiritual Life (formerly Interfaith Chaplaincy) provides support for all members of the university community in religious and spiritual development as well as interfaith respect, appreciation, and cooperation. 

Our work is guided by these goals for student learning as a result of participating in our programs:

Students will learn

  • to clarify their own beliefs and values;

  • to connect their beliefs and values to their choices and actions; and

  • to understand and relate respectfully to those whose beliefs and values are different from their own.

News & Events

Religious and Spiritual Life Council hiring a work study student!
Over the past week we have experienced the loss of three of our students. It is times like these, when tragedies strike, that it is important for us to come together to support one another, celebrate our strength and diversity as a community, and heal our hearts.
There will be no organized prayer service or vigil in response to the tragic shooting in Connecticut, but Chaplains and Religious Advisors are available.
October 27, 2014
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Bailey Room 205, Gorham Cmapus
October 29, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Conference Room, Portland Campus
October 29, 2014
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Luther Bonney 509, Portland Campus
October 31, 2014
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Lee Hall at Wishcamper, Portland Campus
November 3, 2014
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Bailey Room 205, Gorham Cmapus


Whatever your religious background or practice, you are welcome to participate in any of our interfaith or tradition-specific activities!  To keep informed, sign up for our Interfaith E-mail Listserv.  Find us here or send a message requesting subscription to We look forward to welcoming you!