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Overview of Religious Life at Emory


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Overview of Religious Life at Emory

  1. 1. Overview of Religious Life at Emory University
  2. 2. Overview of Religious Life at Emory University <ul><li>Religious Life at Emory University, a top-ranked university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, provides varied and rich opportunities to enhance religious and spiritual life through prayer, worship, service, education, engagement and outreach in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens group identity and the inter-religious engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes understanding of religious practices and traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages multi-religious service and outreach to humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Provides support to students, faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Deepens critique of conflict and misunderstanding and builds bridges of </li></ul><ul><li>understanding </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our Chaplains <ul><li>Dean Susan Henry-Crowe came to Emory from her position as director of the South Carolina Conference on Ministries in 1991. Since then, she has nurtured a strong religious life community on campus, recognizing 24 student groups representing six of the world's major faiths and guiding the work of 15 campus ministers and associate chaplains. A significant aspect of her work has been to foster interfaith dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>A United Methodist minister since 1974, she is the president of the United Methodist Judicial Council, the ecclesiastical &quot;Supreme Court&quot; of that denomination. (She is the first clergywoman to hold that position.) </li></ul><ul><li>A native of Greenville, S.C., Henry-Crowe is a graduate of Winthrop College and the Candler School of Theology. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Saul Burleson serves as the Assistant Chaplain in the Office of Religious Life and the Chapel and graduated from Emory’s Candler School of Theology in 2009. An ordained Cooperative Baptist minister and ecumenical oblate of the Monastery of The Holy Spirit, Rev. Burleson oversees interfaith initiatives and programs on campus. As chaplain, Rev. Burleson provides pastoral care and a listening ear to students from a range of religious backgrounds, from Hindi to Jewish to Methodist to Southern Baptist. Rev. Burleson also ministers weekly during the semester at University Worship. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Religious Life Calendar Religious Life Calendar Available on Religious Life Website
  6. 6. Cannon Chapel at Emory University <ul><li>Cannon Chapel is the center of religious observances on campus for a variety of denominations and religious groups. About fifteen hundred students attend official worship services each month. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cannon Chapel <ul><li>Cannon Chapel, named for William R. Cannon, who was dean of Candler School of Theology and later a bishop of the United Methodist Church, was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Paul Rudolph, son of one of Candler School of Theology's first graduates. Ground was broken for the chapel on August 30, 1979, by President Jimmy Carter. The building was consecrated on September 30, 1981. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Religious Life in Cannon Chapel Sacred Space, Sacred Time Sunday University Worship 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch Catholic Masses 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Friday Jumma (Islamic) Prayers 1:45 p.m. Hindu Aarti 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Services (Marcus Hillel Center) Candler School of Theology has services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  9. 9. Common Grounds in Cannon Chapel
  10. 10. The Inter-Religious Council <ul><li>Education, Engagement and Service </li></ul><ul><li>The Inter-Religious Council’s mission is to foster inter-religious conversation and create a safe space for affirming one’s own tradition while understanding the religious practices and beliefs of others. We seek to build bridges through service, education and dialogue to promote a mindset for living peacefully in the global community . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Campus Religious Leaders <ul><li>CAMPUS MINISTERS RELIGIOUS LEADERS, RABBIS, PRIESTS </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous Student Groups and Religious Communities on campus represent the following traditions: Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist </li></ul>
  12. 12. Journeys <ul><li>Journeys are immersion experiences that examine root causes of conflict in various parts of the world. Twenty-eight Journeys trips have been taken to various countries and contexts. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Journeys <ul><li>2010-2011 Trips </li></ul><ul><li>New York United Nations Student Trip - March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Syria -Faculty Trip - May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East Student Trip - January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland Trip – May 2011 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Education, Formation, Care and Relationships <ul><li>Pastoral Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Care of Emory as Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Memorial, Dedicatory, and Prayer Services (e.g.; Haiti, war, and other timely topics), </li></ul><ul><li>Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate and Professional Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual and Vocational Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with students, staff, and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual counseling </li></ul>
  15. 15. Education, Formation, Care and Relationships <ul><li>Interns and Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Each year four to six Candler students serve as interns and residents in chaplaincy. Since 1999, 45 students have completed the program under the supervision of Susan Henry-Crowe and Vicki Armour-Hileman. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Education, Formation, Care and Relationships <ul><li>Alumni Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Gatherings each year with alumni who have provided past leadership and continue to impact Emory’s Life </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with Religious Communities in Atlanta and around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i, Sikh, Jain, and Inter-faith Centers </li></ul>
  17. 17. Religious Life at Emory: Facts and Figures <ul><li>2000 student contacts in religious services, programs, meetings on campus each week </li></ul><ul><li>Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one ambassadorial trip per year promoting Emory and the Gospel Choir </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Religious Life at Emory: Facts and Figures <ul><li>Over 20 Campus Ministries , religious and spiritual communities </li></ul><ul><li>40 Outreach Projects through religious organizations each semester </li></ul><ul><li>New Marcus Hillel Center </li></ul>
  19. 19. Emory University Office of Religious Life <ul><li>Susan T. Henry-Crowe, MDiv, DD </li></ul><ul><li>Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>404-727-6226 </li></ul><ul><li>Saul L. Burleson, MDiv </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Chaplain and Program Associate </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>404-727-6225 </li></ul>