Multifaith Collaboration At Guilford

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About Interfaith Work at Guilford College

Guilford College Interfaith Leadership Council is a cooperative endeavor of faith communities within the College that works in close partnership with the Friends Center. Guilford College is founded in Quaker principle that all are welcome, each having "that of the God within them" and that religious and spiritual lives are a key aspect of human development and flourishing. Therefore our basic approach to interfaith cooperation is to practice “radical hospitality” where all faith traditions are welcome into a religiously plural community for dialogue and exchange towards a positive end.

Representing different faith perspectives and traditions, the ILC is a group of volunteer faith leaders sharing a commitment to religious and spiritual exploration and expression among our students and with each other. Each group aims to serve the distinct nature in its own tradition while supporting the upholding dignity of the other groups, with shared values and on issues that affect all.

The Interfaith Leadership Council attends to the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of persons within the College and will have the opportunity to support the campus community in a variety of ways. The goals for the Interfaith Leadership Council are to raise awareness of the role of faith as an essential component of life; to enter into critical dialogue with others; to sponsor campus activities about religious faith, action, and justice; to develop a spiritual formation within individuals and a sense of community within groups of campus ministry associations.

Contact Wess Daniels, director of Friends Center, for more information:

email: danielscw@guilford.edu

office: x2445

Meet the Multifaith Coordinator and Chaplain

Contact Evelyn (she/hers):

Evelyn Jadin <jadinem@guilford.edu>

Evelyn Jadin, M.Div. (left)

Evelyn feels a call to accompany people in their spiritual lives. In particular, she loves holding space for people to explore Spirit through the use of expressive arts and spiritual practices.

Read more about Evelyn here.

Members of Guilford College's Interfaith Leadership Council

Kevin Matthews

Chaplain - St. Mary's House Episcopal Campus & Young Adult Ministry

chaplain@stmaryshouse.org

Gregg Cecconi

Catholic Campus Ministry (UNC Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford College)

costanzog@guilford.edu

Website - Link

Vicki Cathcart

Director of Student Life - Chavurah, Guilford College

vcathcart@nchillel.org

Krishauna Hines-Gaither

Director - Intercultural Engagement Center, Guilford College

hinesgaitherkl@guilford.edu

Zhihong Chen

Associate Professor of History - Muslim Student Advisor

chenz@guilford.edu

Judson Van Wyck

Guilford Christian Ministries

vanwykjj@guilford.edu

Karin Heller

Religious Education Coordinator - New Garden Friends Meeting

karin@ngfm.org

John Kernodle

Buddhist Practitioner

kernodlejr@guilford.edu

Wess Daniels

William R Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies - Friends Center, Guilford College

danielscw@guilford.edu

Aleks Babic

Interim Co-Director of Quaker Leadership Scholars Program - Friends Center, Guilford College

babica@guilford.edu

Evelyn Jadin

Interim Co-Director of Quaker Leadership Scholars Program - Friends Center, Guilford College

jadinem@guilford.edu

Graham Lee

Intern - Friends Center, Guilford College

leegh17@wfu.edu

Mission of Friends Center's Interfaith Leadership Council

  • Seeks to serve as a support structure for ministers, clergy, and other religious representatives on the Guilford College campus
  • Provides a religious and spiritual response to issues and events impacting the campus community through organized events or programs
  • Preserves a cooperative relationship with the College through Friends Center
  • Participates in campus events and ceremonies, representing religious and spiritual traditions as appropriate

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Interfaith Leadership Council, please contact Wess Daniels - danielscw@guilford.edu

Spiritual Renewal: Offerings

Interfaith Prayer Space

The interfaith prayer space, located in Friends Center at the Eva Campbell House. It is available for all students, staff, and faculty regardless of religious or non-religious affiliation. It is a quiet space where you can pray, mediate, enjoy some calm, and use the various texts, and other meditative tools to help you in your reflection.

Learn more here.

Community Yoga

Power Yoga for Everybody With Milanda McGinnis

Tuesdays at 8:15 am in the "Dance Studio"

143, Reagan Brown Field House (Gym)

Learn more here.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred text brings together a variety of people on campus to explore the Harry Potter books, through an contemplative and theological lens. The approach is explicitly non-religious, making this accessible to people regardless of religious or philosophical backgrounds.

In each session, we summarize the chapters we read with a 30 second challenge, we discuss key themes, and we experiment with multifaith spiritual practices, such as sitting in silence and reflecting on a query, or offering a guided meditation on a passage from the book.

Monday's at 4pm at Friends Center

  • 1/28 - Ch 1 The Boy Who Lived
  • 2/4 - Ch 2 The Vanishing Glass
  • 2/11 - Ch 3 The Letters from No One
  • 2/18 - Ch 4 The Keeper of Keys - Theme: Gate keeping and Truth
  • 2/25 - Ch 5 Diagon Alley
  • 3/11 - Ch 6 The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters
  • 3/18 - Ch 7 The Sorting Hat
  • 3/25 - Ch 8 The Potions Master
  • 4/1 - Ch 9 The Midnight Duel
  • 4/8 - Ch 10 Hallowe’en
  • 4/15 - Ch 11 Quidditch
  • 4/22 - Ch 12 The Mirror of Erised

Weekly Meetings for Worship

Every Thursday from 1:30-2pm @ Friends Center

Co-Working Opportunities

Every other Tuesday 1-4pm at Friends Center. Come drop-in any time and do a little co-working with other campus colleagues. We will have coffee and tea on, light snacks, and folks doing work together.

  • 1/22
  • 2/5
  • 2/19
  • 3/5
  • 3/12
  • 3/19
  • 4/2
  • 4/16
  • 4/30

Multifaith Sacred Space - Moon Room Undergoing Renovation

Coming Fall 2019