Interfaith Chaplaincy

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November 2012

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Table Talk

Table Talk

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room
Contact Name: 
Andrea Thompson McCall, USM Interfaith Cahplain
Contact Phone: 
207-228-8284
Contact Email: 
atmccall@usm.maine.edu

Each Wednesday at lunch, Chaplains and Advisors from Religious & Spiritual Life offer opportunities for informal conversation on just about any topic with their TABLE TALK series, at lunchtime on Wednesdays at the Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room in Portland.  Sit down and say hello; ask the question that's been nagging you; try out your latest theory about the meaning of life...  We'll look forward to seeing you!

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Muhammed Bilal: "12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity"

Muhammed Bilal: "12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity"

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Lower Brooks student Center, Gorham
Contact Name: 
Dan Welter
Contact Phone: 
780-5081
Contact Email: 
dwelter@usm.maine.edu

Have you ever been misunderstood due to cultural differences? Have you ever longed for everyday, logical, concrete steps for communicating and forming strong, lasting friendships with people from different cultures (i.e. difference genders, ethnicities, abilities, sexualities, etc.)? Former MTV Real World star and diversity consultant, Mohammed Bilal, has helped thousands of people move beyond the sheer tolerance of difference. His 12 Steps Towards Accepting Diversity is a fun, interactive presentation sprinkled with scholarship, hip-hop, and self-reflective narratives that equip the participant with easy, valuable, and powerful tools for appreciating the wondrous diversity around us.

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"Education Under Fire"

"Education Under Fire"

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Contact Name: 
Dr. Robert Atkinson, USM Baha'i Advisor
Contact Phone: 
780-4537
Contact Email: 
atkinson@usm.maine.edu

Elise Aurbach, Iran Specialist for Amnesty International, USA, calls Education Under Fire "One of the most powerful human documentaries I have ever seen... [exposing] an outrage that until now has received little attention -- the systemtic denial of an entire religious community of the right to pursue higher education in their own country."

On Tuesday, November 13th at 7 PM in Talbot Auditorium, a screening of Education Under Fire will be presented by the USM Baha'i Campus Association.  The film will be followed by a discussion including community members who have been directly affected by the oppressive actions of the Iranian government.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
Table Talk

Table Talk

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room
Contact Name: 
Andrea Thompson McCall, USM Interfaith Cahplain
Contact Phone: 
207-228-8284
Contact Email: 
atmccall@usm.maine.edu

Each Wednesday at lunch, Chaplains and Advisors from Religious & Spiritual Life offer opportunities for informal conversation on just about any topic with their TABLE TALK series, at lunchtime on Wednesdays at the Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room in Portland.  Sit down and say hello; ask the question that's been nagging you; try out your latest theory about the meaning of life...  We'll look forward to seeing you!

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Nichiren Shu Buddhist Sacramental Ceremony

Nichiren Shu Buddhist Sacramental Ceremony

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, 23 Brighton Avenue, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Max Calderwood
Contact Email: 
hokkekyo@gmail,.com

The Maine Nichiren Shu Fellowship offers this monthly opportunity to experience and learn about traditional Japanese Nichiren Shu Buddhism.  Ritual is led by the Rev. Ryuoh Falulconer Shonin.  For more information: www.newenglandbuddhist.org.

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 
 
 
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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.

Sincerely,

Sarah Holmes, Administrative Liasion

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