When you live at Furman you’re going to meet and work with people who are different than you. That’s the spirit of the Religious Council. All the religious student groups come together at the council to exchange ideas and information and to have a dialogue about religious and social issues. It doesn’t matter what your group believes, we all work together for service, interfaith engagement, and to help each other plan and execute events. Together we’ve worked on events such as the Spiritual Life Fair, a Diwali celebration, lectures about women’s rights and Islam, an interfaith Martin Luther King, Jr. Service, and “Coffee with an Atheist.”
The council is made up of representatives from each religious group on campus and is moderated by the chaplains. We’re also responsible for distributing Student Government Association funds to each group and making sure each group abides by the guidelines for conducting ministry.
Not only do we have a wide range of religious and spiritual backgrounds and beliefs at Furman, our community is also respectful and supportive of each other. We’re always working to find ways to increase understanding and cooperation among our student groups and to support any students who feel they’re being harassed because of their religious or spiritual beliefs. We’re always here to listen and find a meaningful resolution.
As your chaplains we provide:
Do you have any questions about religious engagement and tolerance at Furman? Contact the Chaplains.