Interfaith Chaplaincy

World Interfaith Harmony Week Discussion

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room, Portland (Look for the goldenrod sign!)
Contact Name: 
Andrea Thompson McCall, USM Interfaith Chaplain
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USM's Office of Religious & Spiritual Life joins the international community in marking World Interfaith Harmony Week, first declared by unanymous vote of the United Nations in 2010.  Read about it here, and join us for informal conversation on Wednesday, February 6, 11:30 - 1:30 in the Woodbury Campus Center Dining Room.  Anchored by Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Hillel Katzir, Pagan Chaplain the Rev. Cynthia Jane Collins, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Chaplain the Rev. John Haslam, the conversation welcomes any member of the USm community from any religious or spiritual tradition (or none).

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