The rituals of Christianity go back centuries, and we believe connecting with them develops mature spirituality and vibrant faith. On these special days, all are invited to university-wide celebrations and learning opportunities. The services are ecumenical in flavor and liturgically creative in tone, focusing on the heart, soul, and mind of worship. Our students in the Exploration of Vocation and Ministry program, chancel musicians, and staff and faculty assist us in planning and leading the services.
Additionally, multiple Interfaith services are held by the Office of Spiritual Life, and our campus ministers offer religious experiences for those from the Jewish and Muslim traditions, as well as in various Christian traditions.
While we may not be able to hold large community events and celebrations together this year, University Chapel services will continue for fall 2020 in the form of ten minute “Encounter: Meditations” videos. Encounter: Meditations will be multifaith in nature, exploring spirituality, music, and ritual. A new video will be posted every two weeks here and on our Instagram page.
As a part of the Furman Advantage, the Religion in Life lectures are one way the Office of Spiritual Life encourages student self-discovery and self-reflection.
One of our favorite Christmas traditions is our annual Moravian Love Feast.
The Hesburgh Lectures, sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, helps us bring in speakers from outside the Furman community to start a discussion on everything from "Religion, Spirituality, and Health" to how different religions coexisted in Medieval Spain.