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LEHIGH UNIVERSITY MULTI-FAITH INITIATIVE
Presents : "BETTER TOGETHER"

Better Together Day will involve multiple events - April 6-8 to put a spotlight on interfaith cooperation.   
Tea and Cookies and Dinner and Dialogue feature free snacks and free dinner respectively.
All are welcome no matter your religious or non-religious worldview. 
All events are free admission.
 
Schedule of events:
Tea and Cookies: 4/6 at 5-6pm in the Dialogue Center  
Feel Good Friday: 4/7 at 2:30pm at the Community Service Office.  Sign up here   
Dinner and Dialogue: 4/8 at 6:30pm in the University Center 308

 

Election Reflection

The Chaplain's Office / Dialogue Center will host a gathering for the purpose of reflection on the meaning of the recent election results.  Rev. Dr. LLoyd Steffen and Rabbi Danielle Stillman will be present.  Refreshments will be served.  This is open to any faculty or staff member as well as students.  All are welcome.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dialogue Center, 661 Taylor St.

Lehigh Multifaith Initiative Dinner & Dialogue

Want to know more about your friends' religions?  What makes us different and what we all share?  Join us for dinner and a guided dialogue.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6-7:30 p.m.
UC 308

SALAM NEIGHBOR

The Chaplain's Office was a co-sponsor of the 'Salam Neighbor' film screening followed by discussion with Zach Ingrasci, filmmaker.  The film documents the experiences of two American filmmakers, who were the first allowed by the UN to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, and spent a month covering what the UN Refugee Agency calls the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

 

 

Screening of 'of MANY'

Enjoy a free screening of this short documentary film about the interfaith friendship and cooperation between the rabbi and imam at NYU against the backdrop of 9/11 and the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Rabbi Sarna and Imam Latif will be our guests for a talk-back and Q&A after the film. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

 

Iacocca Internship in Rome, Italy - Summer 2016

Four students will travel to Rome from June 20 - July 31 where they will be assigned duties to help Lay Center staff with logistics for an international conference being planned on inter-faith dialogue sponsored by the College Theology Society (a United States-based academic society).  The Lay Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing students from different traditions together to learn from each other while they are studying in Rome.  Follow the experiences of the students on the tumblr site iaccocarome.tumblr.com

 

Lehigh Multi-Faith Initiative

The Multi-Faith Initiative (MFI) is a new initiative on campus. It was begun in the fall of 2014 by a group of students from different religious backgrounds who actively want to know more about faith traditions other than their own, encourage dialogue and friendship between them, and work for more open inquiry and inclusiveness on campus. People of any and no religious background are warmly invited.  The MFI Constitution and By-laws can be found here.

Mindfulness Meditation

Beginner and experienced meditators alike are invited to join this weekly mindfulness meditation session.  The session consists of instruction, silent meditation, question and answer, and a brief walking meditation.  Feel free to come regularly or just drop in when you can.  The group is open to all and free of charge.  Mindfulness meditation has proved helpful to many in increasing relaxation, focus, empathy, pain management, and even immune system building!

Mondays 4:10 - 5 pm
Dialogue Center, 3rd floor
Questions:  Rabbi Danielle Stillman, das514@lehigh.edu

 

44 years in prison a story of Prosecutorial Misconduct!
a talk and discussion with Clarence "Safwat" Davis

In 1972 Clarence Davis was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a North Philadelphia bartender. In 2008, evidence was uncovered that the state had offered leniency to two witnesses prosecutors used to convict Davis. Then the witness who identified Davis as the shooter recanted his testimony. The Superior Court ordered a new hearing, and a judge on appeals vacated Davis’ sentence.  Davis comes to Lehigh to tell his story for the first time in public.

Thursday, April 21 @ 4:10 pm in Neville III

 

Organ Concert by Ian Tomesch, Lehigh University Organist

Attention music lovers - Plan on spending some time in Packer Memorial Church to experience an array of splendid organ music featuring works by Bach, Scheidermann, Schumann, Langlais, Vierne, and Steven Sametz, Professor of Music at Lehigh University.  Free Admission.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
3:00 p.m. Packer Memorial Church

 

Candlelight Vigil

In order to honor and respect those whose lives were lost in recent acts of terror and the families and friends that continue to suffer, the Chaplain's Office, Global Union and Student Senate have planned a candlelight vigil.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:00 P.M. at the UC Flagpole

 

Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights)

The Chaplain's Office is helping to support the Hindu Student Association with their celebration of Diwali, one of the many taking place during Lehigh's International Week 2015.
The event features a skit as well as singing and dance performances, including a special performance by Leela. Authentic Indian dinner will also be served at the end of the event.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. Packard Lab 101

 

Death on Hold:  The Pennsylvania Moratorium on Execution

Talk by Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C. 

Monday, November 9, 2015
4:10 p.m.  Sinclair Auditorium

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Dunham is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (philosophy) and cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, where he received the Jeffrey Crandall Award for commitment to public interest law. He has handled many pro bono capital cases, appeared many times in the national media, and has served as Executive Director of the former Pennsylvania Capital Case Resource Center as well as president of the Board of the Philadelphia-based Northwest Victim Services.

Sponsored by The Dialogue Center (Chaplain’s Office), Martin Luther King Celebrations Committee, Department of Religion Studies, Department of Political Science and  The Social Justice Scholars.

 

MY ITALIAN SECRET  The Forgotten Heroes

Lehigh University screening of this documentary film.  Discover the untold saga of Italians who risked their lives rescuing Jews and other refugees in World War II.  Admission is free and a panel discussion will follow. This event is supported by the Lehigh University's Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Student Life, and the Catholic Campus Ministry.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30 p.m. in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

 

Religion and the Environment

The Dialogue Center (Chaplain's Office), Jewish Student Center, Newman Center, Department of Religion Studies, Department of Political Science, and Environmental Initiative present a panel discussion focused on the role of religion in advancing issues of ecological concern.  Special attention will be given to the impact of Pope Francis' Laudato Si', the first encyclical ever dedicated specifically to the environment.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
4:10 p.m. in Room 200, Linderman Library

 

 

 

 

 

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