The Office of Spiritual Life responds to the spiritual needs of students, faculty, and staff. Working with a vibrant university community, The Office of Spiritual Life encourages mature faith formation and the pursuit of meaning through spiritual reflection and free inquiry, provides numerous opportunities to participate in religious life, advances mutual understanding and respect among differing traditions, and actively engages in building a just, loving, and peaceful world.
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Religious life at Furman is about as diverse as it comes.
Furman's chaplains work with students, faculty, and staff from all and no religious traditions to coordinate spiritual life at Furman.
Students can participate in our numerous and engaging lecture series.
Our campus ministers offer religious experiences for those from the Jewish and Muslim traditions, as well as in various Christian traditions.
No matter what profession you enter, your values and your faith can and should influence who you decide to be in the world.
Whether you’re going through a difficult time or you just have questions about life and faith, we’re here to listen.
Not only do we host worship services in the chapel, our students use the downstairs space for their own religious group meetings, and our community members reserve the sacred space for religious services like weddings and funerals.
Our chapel is open to both community members and people affiliated with Furman for weddings and to those with a Furman connection for funerals.
First presented in 2000, the Richard Furman Baptist Heritage Award recognizes a Furman graduate who reflects Baptist ideals by thinking critically, living compassionately and making life-changing commitments.
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