Post Tagged with: "campus ministry"

FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Members of the Jewish Student Association attended a Muslim prayer service March 22, a week following the deadly shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 worshippers.

Muslim, Jewish Communities Demonstrate Solidarity After Tragedy

Every Friday, Muslim Life at Georgetown University runs weekly Jum’ah prayer services at 1:30 p.m. in Bulldog Alley. At the March 22 service, attendees grappled with responding to a devastating massacre. A week earlier, a gunman stormed two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 worshippers and injuring 50 others.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Features
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alumnus donor Arthur Calagini, who endowed the Calagini Completative Center in 1991, and his wife donated $10 million for financial aid and campus ministry.

Alumnus Donates $10 Million for Financial Aid, Campus Ministry

Long-time benefactors Arthur Calcagnini (CAS ’54) and his wife Nancy donated $10 million to support the Office of Mission and Ministry and financial aid, University President John J. DeGioia announced in a campus-wide email March 12. The university will use $7.5 million of the funds for undergraduate scholarships, and the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Establish Buddhist Chaplaincy

When I attended the Jesuit Values Panel during New Student Orientation, the panel’s moderator claimed that Georgetown had “all major religious traditions represented.” However, the world’s fourth-largest tradition was missing: Buddhism. As a Theravada Buddhist from Thailand, one of my greatest fears in coming to Georgetown University was its identity[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Include Nontheist Voices in Dialogue

When I sat in the Jesuit Values Panel during New Student Orientation, I felt a disconnect. As each of the Georgetown chaplains spoke about their own faith traditions, I was left wondering why no one represented my voice on stage. I was raised in a secular household and am religiously[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Rising Above Despair

VIEWPOINT: Rising Above Despair

Three years ago, the killing of nine black worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., created outrage and fear in the black community. Now, as the country mourns another pair of hateful attacks — this time in Jeffersontown, Ky., and Pittsburgh — the country can be tempted[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Fr. Francis Schemel, S.J., died Aug. 4 at 93.

Fr. Francis Schemel, SJ, Chaplain to Staff, Dies at 93

Fr. Francis Schemel, S.J., Georgetown University’s chaplain to staff and beloved chocolatier, died Aug. 4 at 93 years old. A memorial service was held at Dahlgren Chapel on Aug. 9. Schemel was buried following the service in the Georgetown Cemetery. Born in Archbald, Pennsylvania in 1925, Schemel first came to[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Developing a Community of Interfaith Women

Interfaith dialogue constructed and facilitated specifically by women is needed on our campus, in our country and in our world. In 2016, Georgetown University Campus Ministry student workers Khadija Mohamud (SFS ’17), Ruth Henry (COL ’19), Paige Harouse (COL ’19) and Piyusha Mittal (SFS ’18) recognized a crucial element missing[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Georgetown Love Stories Unfold at Dahlgren

Years after meeting as participants at Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s Midnight Theater production of “All in the Timing,” Diana Valdivia (COL ’05, LAW ’10) and Carlos Valdivia (COL ’05) were married at the university that brought them together. The 2011 wedding harkened back to the couple’s time as Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide

Dahlgren Chapel serves as a physical reminder for the Georgetown community of the Ignatian and Jesuit commitment to interreligious collaboration for spiritual harmony.

Campus Ministry On Spiritual Health

REV. BRYANT OSKVIG  “Spiritual well-being is the integration of experiences into a sense of self related to meaning and purpose in relation to others and the world. Our religious traditions give us a rich symbol system, a language and methods to examine and develop this integration. Such integration is not[Read More…]

University Appoints First Full-Time Director for Hindu Life

Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan will serve as Georgetown’s first full-time director for Hindu life starting this fall, making him the first Hindu priest chaplain in the United States, according to a campuswide email sent by Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., today. Sharan is also Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by August 9, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top