Interfaith Chaplaincy

"Education Under Fire"

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Contact Name: 
Dr. Robert Atkinson, USM Baha'i Advisor
Contact Phone: 
Contact Email:

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.

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