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1 SPIRIT WEEK APRIL 20 30, 2017

2 Dialogue Exploring Religion through Poetry Thursday April :15 pm Ida Noyes 034 The Spiritual Life team invites you to examine a few drops in the vast sea of poetry, and explore the ways in which poetry and poetic forms enhance spirituality, subvert orthodoxy, and celebrate life. Feel free to bring a favorite poem (from your own tradition, or not!). Faith Animating Social Action on the South Side Thursday April pm Crerar Library Basement Lounge, 5730 S. Ellis Ave. With Harlette Smith Washington, longtime South Sider (Park Manor United Church of Christ), an ecumenical conversation on religious involvement in action such as the campaign for a community benefits agreement for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Sponsored by Prayer and Action Collective Muslim Friday Prayers Friday April 21 1 pm Bond Chapel Wonder what happens at Friday prayers? You re invited to experience a khutbah, a traditional Friday sermon delivered by Spiritual Life s Tahir Abdullah. Spirit Week Study Break Friday April :30 pm Ida Noyes 034 Relax with students from all traditions and none. Gather around food, foster relationships, and engage in conversation about religion and spirituality. Hosted by Spiritual Life Collective Homeless Food Run Saturday April pm Calvert House Join in making food packages and delivering them to those experiencing homelessness in various parts of Chicago. A Meeting of Two Seas Hindus and Muslims Shape the Arts of South Asia Saturday April :30 pm Rockefeller A concert celebrating the joint contributions of Hindus and Muslims to the artistic traditions of South Asia, featuring music, dance, and poetry from across the Indian subcontinent. A catered dinner follows. Free and open to all. In collaboration with the Hindu Student Sangam, the Muslim Students Association, the South Asian Students Association, Rockefeller Chapel, the Department of Music, and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies. Funded in part by Student Government. Earth Day Sunday April am Rockefeller Chapel In a liturgy crafted for Earth Day, the Rockefeller Chapel Choir sings the Latin American folk mass Misa Criolla. Divinity School Ph.D. candidate Jonathan Soyars offers the sermon.

3 Ask an Atheist Day Monday April am 1 pm Reynolds Club Marketplace Ask us anything about being an Atheist! We ll have stickers, brochures, and more. Sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance Climate Survey Forum on Religious Experiences Monday April :30 pm Regenstein Library, Room 122 Tuesday April :30 pm Ida Noyes, Cloister Club Take the opportunity to discuss, with Associate Provost Melissa Gilliam and others, the findings of the University s campus climate survey in relation to religion. Offered by the Provost s Office Jason Smith We Invited Pope Francis... Monday April pm Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave. He isn t in Chicago right now, but you are! So we re inviting YOU to dinner with the undergraduate Catholic community. Great food, great conversation. Sponsored by Calvert House Lunch with an Imam and a Rabbi Tuesday April :15 pm Baker Commons private dining room, 5500 S. University Ave. Come have lunch with Imam Tahir Abdullah and Rabbi David Wietchner. No agenda! RSVP Yoga at Rockefeller Tuesday April pm Rockefeller A gentle yoga session in the embrace of Rockefeller s great stones, led by Rachel Carbonara. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Ask Lucy Wednesday April am 1 pm Reynolds Club Marketplace Lucy, or your campus religious advisors, that is! You can tell us a story or ask us anything. Truly anything. Lox n Bagels with a Rabbi Wednesday April pm Rohr Chabad Center Meet Rabbi Yossi Brackman and bring your questions! Over lox n bagels mention Spirit Week and get a discount at Café Shira at Chabad. Sponsored by Chabad My Body & Soul Wednesday April 26 4:30 5:30 pm Ida Noyes 034 A student-led discussion group for women and womenidentifying individuals of all faiths and traditions to come together and share thoughts and stories centering on the relationship between religion/faith/spirituality and women s bodies.

4 Taking Religious Students Seriously in Academia Wednesday April 26 5 pm Swift Hall Common Room A student-led panel of students from various religious traditions speak about the what it means to be taken seriously as someone who is religious or a student of religion. What can we do to feel empowered? Sponsored by Spiritual Life Collective and Interfaith Dialogue Love the Stranger, Love Your Neighbor Traditions of Loving Kindness in Jewish & Christian Texts Wednesday April pm Brent House, 5540 S. Woodlawn Ave. An exploration of Jewish and Christian texts about the stranger, refugees, and the other. Sponsored by Brent House and UChicago Hillel Dialogue Religion and Nationalism Thursday April :15 pm Ida Noyes 034 The students at Spiritual Life invite you to explore with them the connections between religion and nationalism. How does pride in one s country interact with spirituality? Can nationalism itself be seen as a religion, with a unique theology and mythology? Body and Soul Community Organizing Thursday April :30 pm Augustana, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Nourish your soul with service, body with dinner, and community with conversation on how faith underlies community organizing and efforts for social justice (all religiosities and identities welcome and wanted). Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry Spiritual Springtime Celebrating the Bahá í Festival of Ridvan Friday April 28 3:30 5 pm Bond Chapel Celebrate the spring awaking of humankind through music, reading from diverse scriptures, and discussion of the obligation of faith communities to address world challenges. Hosted by UChicago Bahá í Association Shabbat Friday April 28 6:30 pm Rohr Chabad Center End your week with serenity and discover the meaning of Sabbath with lively prayers. All are welcome. Sponsored by Chabad

5 Holi: Unleash the Colors Saturday April 29 2 pm Eckhart Quad The not to be missed annual celebration of Holi, the ancient Hindu religious festival marking the arrival of spring! Cover your friends in colored powder! With the Hindu Student Sangam and South Asian Students Association Chi Saturday April 29 7:30 pm Rockefeller CHI... RESOUNDING EARTH (for three hundred bells, including Tibetan temple bells)... SELENE / MOON CHARIOT RITUALS... three mystically beautiful works by Augusta Read Thomas played in concert at Rockefeller. Featuring 2017 Grammy Award winning Third Coast Percussion with Spektral Quartet. This is the world première performance of CHI. Free to students ($35/$20 others, tickets.uchicago.edu). Sunday Morning with Imani Winds Sunday April am Rockefeller In a Sunday service focused on music more than word, explore the universe of sound with the amazing Grammy nominated Imani Winds, playing music from The Planets and arrangements of traditional spirituals. A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Tend and Befriend Sunday April am 2 pm Bond A mini-retreat introducing four different mindfulness practices, including the silent eating of (vegetarian) food, with Anne Benvenuti, Spiritual Life s meditation specialist. RSVP BUDDHIST MEDITATION ON CAMPUS Wake Up UChicago Sundays 1 2:15 pm Ida Noyes 034 Wake Up is an active global community of young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18 35, inspired by the teachings of Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. Sponsored by Buddhist Association Zen Meditation Wednesdays 5 7 pm Rockefeller A half hour of meditation instruction for beginners at 5 pm; half an hour of Zen meditation at 5:30 pm, followed by a dharma talk with Nyozan Eric Shutt of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate. Offered by Rockefeller Chapel Dharma Stream Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Fridays 3 pm Swift Hall, Suite 400 A twenty minute guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk video stream from Phakchok Rinpoche and an informal discussion. No background in meditation or Buddhism required. Sponsored by UChicago Buddhist Association

6 Twenty Minutes Still Weekdays 8 8:20 am Bond Chapel Still the mind and body: meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of Bond. All welcome, whether or not you ve ever meditated before. SPIRITUAL LIFE DAILY AND WEEKLY Mindfulness Practice Returning to Center Wednesdays 1:30 pm 2:30 pm Rockefeller Gather in the beautiful meditative space of Rockefeller to cultivate mindful living and explore the relationship of mindfulness to spirituality. Each session includes mindfulness meditation practice, and instruction on practices rooted in the psychology research on resilience. Breathing Room Thursdays 3 5 pm Ida Noyes 034 Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Take a deep breath during a busy week, day, or quarter. Relax on the couches, talk with a friend or the Spiritual Life staff, color a mandala, play with sand, or enjoy the quiet of the meditation space every breath is yours. Light refreshments available. All are welcome. Jigna Shah Assistant Dean of Rockefeller Chapel and Director of Spiritual Life Tahir Abdullah Associate Director of Spiritual Life and Advisor for Muslim Affairs Nikhil Mandalaparthy and Nur Banu Simsek Spiritual Life Assistants Modo Chapel Cat spirit.uchicago.edu Ida Noyes 034

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