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  • Religious Services | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    curious about Episcopal Sundays 9 30 AM Worship Benton Chapel 5 PM Eucharist Service St Augustine s Chapel 200 24th Ave South Thursdays Devotion Dinner 5 30 PM St Augustine s Chapel Catholic Mass Mass Sundays 9 PM Benton Chapel Chabad Jewish Friday Night Services Chabad House Kabbalat Shabbat 7 7 35 PM Don t just say the words feel them Learn deep kabbalistic meditations in the Kabbalat Shabbat service Pray to a combination of joyous and soulful meolodies Take time to reflect and connect to yourself and G d No experience neccessary Shabbat Dinner 7 40 PM Let the good times roll Dine on traditional and daring versions of challah fish salads soups chicken kugels and desserts all homemade and outrageuosly delicious Great food good friends spirited songs and lively discussion make this event a feast for your body heart and soul Regardless of how you come on your own or with a group of friends you will be greeeted warmly and feel right at home Feel the stress and hassles of the week melt away as you turn Friday night into Shabbat with Chabad Farbrengen 9 PM Top off the experience with this lively and stimulating get together chassidic style Now is the time for questions comments songs stories and anything you else you feel like doing and sharing Vanderbilt Hillel Jewish For a current schedule of services contact the director for Jewish Life on campus Ari Dubin at 343 1953 Nashville Mindfulness Meditation Wednesdays 5 15 PM 6 15 PM Second Presbyterian Church on 3511 Belmont Boulevard A half hour of guided meditation and a half hour Dharma talk led by Gordan Peerman from Vanderbilt s Center for Integrative Health New participants are welcome Presbyterian Student Fellowship UKIRK Worship Dinner Tuesdays 6 PM Worship 7 PM Dinner St Augustine s Chapel Reformed University Fellowship RUF Large Group Every Wednesday night at 8pm we meet in Benton Chapel located right next the main library This is a great time of teaching singing and fellowship During this semester we are walking through the book of Revelation A series called Unveiled Hope and Glory Sunday Night Fellowship Please join us off campus from 7 8 30pm in an actual home for a time of singing prayer and fellowship We meet at the home of the Camp s 2107 Hampton Ave not far from Vanderbilt Prayer in Benton Chapel Every Thursday at 4 pm we meet on the steps of Benton Chapel and go inside to pray Praying together doesn t mean you have to be good at prayer or have the perfect words This is a time for us to offer up our requests and praises together to the Lord and also to learn more about prayer Benton Chapel is located by Main Library in the Divintiy School United Methodist Thursdays 7 30 PM We meet in the Fireside Lounge at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life for Bible study discussion and prayer Fridays 10 35am We

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  • Student Groups | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    Behavior for Student Religious Groups Interfaith Council The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council is a student leadership organization representing the interests of various campus religious and faith groups The Council also distributes limited event funding for participating member organizations Membership is open to all Vanderbilt registered religious organizations Student Groups Contact Information Chabad Ophir Ospovat Email website Commodores for Christ Churches of Christ Billy Morvant Email website Every Nation Campus Ministries Kevin McCoy Email Hillel Sarah Naids Email website Interfaith Council Sarah Naids Email J Reuben Clark Law Society Email Jewish Law Students Association Devon Strauss Email Lutheran ELCA Campus Ministry Nathan Grega Larson Email Maimonides Jewish Student Organization Michael Ghiam Email Muslim Student Association Saif Hamdan Email Orthodox Christian Fellowship Eleni Artemas Email Owen Christian Business Association James Sibley Email Owen Jewish Business Association Daniel Reches Email Peabody Jewish Association Email Reformed University Fellowship Madison Longmire Email webpage Facebook page Sacred Borders Jacob Wood Email Society of Saint Cornelius Blair O Quinn Email Society of Saints Cosmas Damian Brittany Tielbur Email UKIRK Ministries Yasmina Haddad Email webpage Vandy Karma Deya Maldas Email Victory A Cappella Brent Huang Email webpage Voices of Praise Jordan Jensen Email VMS Buddhist Community Email Canterbury Fellowship CIRCLE Becca Feronti Email Christian Legal Fellowship at Vanderbilt Law School VCLF Emily Taylor Email Wesley Fellowship Claire Evans Email website Vandy HOME Stephanie Kipniss Email Vanderbilt Ignite Email GO Events Calendar February 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 News Events Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt Religious Dining Accommodations Ash Wednesday Services Islamaphobia in the West Meet a Muslim Islam 101 Islamic Awareness Week Dean s Dinner on

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  • Faith Traditions | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    Div Baptist Campus Chaplain Thom Thornton Hinduism Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in India and Nepal It also exists among significant populations outside of the sub continent and has over 900 million adherents worldwide Vandy Karma Email Islam The word Islam means submission to the will of God Islam is the second largest religion in the world with over 1 billion followers Followers of Islam are called Muslims Muslims believe that Islam was revealed over 1 400 years ago in Mecca Arabia Muslim Student Association Email Jainism Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation The essence of Jainism is concern for the welfare of every being in the universe and for the health of the universe itself Judaism Judaism is the original of the three Abrahamic faiths which also includes Christianity and Islam According to information published by The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute there were around 13 1 million Jewish people in the world in 2007 most residing in the USA and Israel Campus Chabad Chaplain Rabbi Shlomo Rothstein Executive Director Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life Ari Dubin M A Student Life Julie Sugar Paganism Paganism describes a group of contemporary religions based on a reverence for nature These faiths draw on the traditional religions of indigenous peoples throughout the world Shintoism The essence of Shinto is the Japanese devotion to invisible spiritual beings and powers called kami to shrines and to various rituals Shinto is a very local religion in which devotees are likely to be concerned with their local shrine rather than the religion as a whole Many Japanese will have a tiny shrine altar in their homes Sikhism There are 20 million Sikhs in the world most of whom live in the Punjab province of India Sikhism was founded in the 16th century in the Punjab district of what is now India and Pakistan It was founded by Guru Nanak and is based on his teachings and those of the nine Sikh gurus who followed him Taoism Taoism is an ancient tradition of philosophy and religious belief that is deeply rooted in Chinese customs and worldview Taoism is also referred to as Daoism which is a more accurate way of representing in English the sound of the Chinese word Taoism is about the Tao This is usually translated as the Way But it s hard to say exactly what this means The Tao is the ultimate creative principle of the universe All things are unified and connected in the Tao Unitarian Universalism There are about 800 000 Unitarians worldwide Unitarianism is an open minded and individualistic approach to religion that gives scope for a very wide range of beliefs and doubts Religious freedom for each individual is at the heart of Unitarianism Everyone is free to search for meaning in life in a responsible way and to reach their own conclusions Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism is

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  • Interfaith Council | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    to discuss various issues relating to faith religion and spirituality and coordinates several large community wide programming events each year In addition Interfaith Council provides support and co sponsorship funding to the vast majority of registered student religious organizations helping them to achieve their individual goals and serve their respective communities For more information Sarah Naids President Check out our Facebook Page Planning an event Interfaith Council Fund Request Form Congratulations to our new officers for 2015 16 Congratulations to our new officers for 2015 16 President Sarah Naids Vice President Musbah Shaheen Treasurer Shawn Kerry Outreach Chair Vikas Pydah Program Chair Huzaifah Mahmood Secretary Shafiqah Zulkifli The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council will meet on the following Thursdays at 5 30 pm in the fireside room at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life September 10 September 24 October 8 October 22 November 5 November 19 The VIC Exec Board will meet on the following Thursdays at 5 30 pm in the second floor Conference room at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life September 17 October 1 October 29 November 12 Additional Interfaith links U S Religious Knowledge Quiz http www pewforum org quiz u s religious knowledge The Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School http rlp hds harvard edu about GO Interfaith Council Upcoming Events Past Events Events Calendar February 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 News Events Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt Religious Dining Accommodations Ash Wednesday Services Islamaphobia in the West Meet a Muslim Islam 101 Islamic Awareness Week Dean s Dinner on Commons World Hijab Day Sunday Meditation with

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  • Past Events | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    floor will be opened for questions from the audience Interfaith Panel A Day in the Life of Talking Eating Growing An Interfaith Dinner Discussion Thursday November 19 6 PM Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life Come out for VANDERBILT INTERFAITH COUNCIL s annual Talking Eating Growing event You will experience a great night of stimulating interfaith discussion as well as a free dinner from Grins Cafe QUESTIONS FOR ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION INCLUDE How has your personal faith changed developed since you have come to Vanderbilt What are your views on interfaith marriage Do you see yourself raising your children strictly by your own faith tradition or would you allow them to choose a faith tradition for themselves Why do people change religions Is it that they lost faith in their original belief system or something else Since faith and your relationship with your Higher Power is individual what is the purpose of attending religious services Does talking about faith make you awkward Facebook Event Page Interfaith Soccer Tournament BBQ Thursday October 8 4 7 PM Rec Center Fields Council Representatives Meet Commencement Speaker Mohsinah Usmani Aniket Rali Doris Kearns Goodwin Nick Boyer and Neelam Khan Representatives of various faith traditions offered prayers and words of hope for the Class of 2009 Prior to the Commencement service the soon to be alumni spoke with Doris Kearns Goodwin who would deliver the Commencement address Interfaith Dining Wednesday April 15 5 30 PM You are invited to join members of the Interfaith Council for casual dinner and discussion at Mellow Mushroom on 21st Street right across the street from the Vanderbilt law school With finals so rapidly approaching this is a busy time of the semester for all of us But we still have to eat So come by Mellow Mushroom on Wednesday for some good food and even better conversation Interfaith Chocolate Seder Sunday April 5 3 PM Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life 8th Annual Interfaith Panel What Can God do for You Tuesday February 17 Sarratt Cinema Sarratt Student Center Representatives from ten different faith traditions will respond to the question What Can God do for You After each has answered the floor will be opened up for questions from the audience Talking Eating Growing Wednesday November 5 Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life Talking Eating Growing is a fundraising event where students share in meaningful conversations over a meal Following the discussion there is a beard auction to raise money for the Red Cross Red Crescent and Magen David Adom societies If you or your organization are interested and would like more information or if you would like to volunteer your beard for a good cause contact Neelam Khan Sponsored by Vanderbilt Interfaith Council Congratulations to all who participated and raised over 300 for our charities Religious Organizations Fair The 2008 Religious Organizations Fair was a gathering of numerous campus religious organizations each with information to distribute regarding their faith gathering times and locations as well as an opportunity

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  • Service Opportunities | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    For more information please click here Spring Break in Nicaragua University Catholic will be working with Amigos for Christ on clean water projects and service to the elderly and orphaned For more information please click here Aviv Spring Break Trip Each year Hillel organizes an international Spring Break Mission Trip We take 15 20 students to South America for a week of community service interacting with the local Jewish Community site seeing and a day at the beach Past service projects have been building houses for the homeless in Uruguay building a community center in Rio de Janiero and repairing a Jewish Cemetery in Cuba This year Hillel is head to Colombia Students will spend time in the Colombian cities of Santa Marta and Bogota exploring it s rich history and culture interacting with local Colombian Jews including Jewish university students helping to set up a new synagogue and exploring the sensational South American beaches For more information please click here Additional Service Opportunities Room in the Inn Room in the Inn is a city effort to assist the homeless of Nashville during the cold winter months Churches and schools host a night and offer dinner and conversation a place to sleep breakfast and a bag lunch University Catholic participates several Sunday nights each year To get involved with this ministry contact C aroline Duffy Dismas House University Catholic continues a 30 year tradition by providing meals and fellowship to residents of Dismas House To learn more click here Loaves and Fishes To learn more please click here St Pius Service Opportunities Help tutor children in an underserved area To learn more please click here Totus Tuus Staff is needed to lead Totus Tuus the vacation bible school offered in many parishes in the Diocese of Nashville and overseen by Fr Baker Staffers earn a modest stipend and abundant graces The application period has been extended til March 24 For more information please click here Preston Taylor Ministries Preston Taylor Ministries is an afterschool and mentoring organization that hosts a wide range of avenues for building life changing relationships with the children and youth in the Preston Taylor community We would love for you to be a part For more information please click here Salama Urban Ministries Salama is a community based outreach ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church that serves as a spiritual educational and social support system to families in inner city Nashville and surrounding communities Youth in the context of their families are instructed and encouraged to embrace Christ centered lifestyles and to pursue training and education to prepare for the future Salama designs and administers programs services and activities that are targeted to equip the youth and their families with spiritual training and tools to use in their home their church the schools and in our community For more information please click here Nashville Rescue Mission Nashville Rescue Mission serves the poor and homeless of Nashville in downtown This is a wonderful way to serve our city

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  • Events Calendar | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 News Events Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt Religious Dining Accommodations Ash Wednesday Services Islamaphobia in the West Meet a Muslim Islam 101 Islamic Awareness Week Dean s Dinner on Commons World Hijab Day Sunday Meditation with the Buddhist Geeks

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  • Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt | Office of Religious Life | Vanderbilt University
    Council Upcoming Events Past Events Service Opportunities Home Side Notes Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt News Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt Posted on Tuesday May 24 2011 in Side Notes For a listing of quiet places for personal prayer or reflection as well as the locations of our various religious and faith communities click Click Here Share GO Events Calendar February 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 News Events Quiet and Reflective Spaces at Vanderbilt Religious Dining Accommodations Ash Wednesday Services Islamaphobia in the West Meet a Muslim Islam 101 Islamic Awareness Week Dean s Dinner on Commons World Hijab Day Sunday Meditation with the Buddhist Geeks Support Links Keep current sign up for our Offerings Listserve OUCRL will refer and connect individuals with the traditions and leaders most appropriate for fulfilling requests Support for Students Dealing with Death GriefNet Tell us about yourself with a Religious Preference Card Contact Us Office of the University Chaplain Religious Life 401 24th Ave South Nashville TN 37240 Phone 615

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