Office of the University Chaplain

Columbia University in the City of New York

 Office of the University Chaplain

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Principles and Values:

  1. The life of the mind and the life of faith are uniquely related to each other.
  2. Everyone is welcome – people of all faiths, spiritualities, and personal journeys.
  3. Every person is treated with dignity; respecting the uniqueness of individuals, communities, and cultures.
  4. Community building requires hospitality, courage, and compassion.
  5. Heart, soul, and mind connect us all.

Common Ground: 10.17 at 7pm in Earl Hall

Common Ground 10.17.18

It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God

“More than 70 percent of Americans identify as Christian, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to them. An overwhelming majority of people say that they don’t feel comfortable speaking about faith, most of the times.”

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Apply for the Kraft Family Fund!

The Kraft Family Fund sponsors two or more student groups collaborating on an event that promotes intercultural or interfaith understanding. For further insturctions and the application click below.

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Muslims Worldwide Celebrate Eid al-Adha 2018

“Muslims across the world began celebrating Eid al-Adha, known as the festival of sacrifice, on Aug. 21, 2018 by visiting the tombs of their loved ones and slaughtering animals like goats and cows for religious sacrifice. The event, one of Islam’s holiest holidays, also coincided with the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.”

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Everything You Need to Know about Yom Kippur and the Golden Calf

“It’s a day of fasting and worship, and marks the end of a 10-day period of repentance.”

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Root Beer Float Giveaway

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Earl Hall Listed on National Register of Historic Places

“Columbia University’s Earl Hall was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of Earl Hall as a venue for meetings and dances of Columbia’s Student Homophile League, which was the first gay student organization in the country.”

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University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis and Kraft Global Fellows Visited China and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

“From May 19 to 28, 2018, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing collaborating with the Office of the University Chaplain hosted University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis and a delegation of Kraft Global Fellows of Columbia University for their program in China. ”

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‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

“MAE SAI, Thailand — Improbably enough, most of the escapes went flawlessly.

But on trip No. 11, to save one of the last soccer teammates stuck for 18 days deep inside the cave, something went dangerously wrong.”

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