“How Can I Respond to Privilege?” – Reverend Walt Ghant

& DORD, University Chapels.

How can I respond to privilege? Engage this question through a sermon from Rev. Walt Ghant, pastor of Union Baptist Church in Waynesboro and Associate Director of Community Service Learning at JMU. This chapel is part of the Dialogue on Race and Diversity series.

“Parable of the Good Samaritan” – Linford Stutzman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Join Linford Stutzman, Professor of Culture and Mission, in diving into the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:29-37, in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year. Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without… Read more »

“Jesus Was Lord?”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Jesus Was Lord?” (Romans 10:5-13) Led by the Worship and Liturgy class students: Maria Hosler Byler, Pete Geoffrion, Ben Lalka, Gordon Meriwether and Bob Talbott.

Suter Science Seminar with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Other Speaking Events.

I Shall Not Hate: A Journey of Hope through Faith, Tolerance, and Courage Dr. Abuelaish is a Palestinian medical doctor and infertility specialist who has dedicated his life to peace in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. He was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for three consecutive years. Born and raised in… Read more »

“Speak Up” – Take Back the Night

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Sexual violence is prevalent historically, internationally, and even on our own campus; however, there is hope! By speaking up and sharing our stories, we allow God into the narrative. In God our hope is found. – Take Back the Night

From Forgiveness to Compassion: The personal journey of a Gaza physician

& Other Speaking Events.

Izzeldin Abuelaish, often referred to as “the Gaza Doctor” in the media, is a Palestinian medical doctor and infertility specialist who has dedicated his life to peace in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Abuelaish has overcome many personal hardships, including… Read more »

“A Conversation for Peace and Resilience” – Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“A Conversation for Peace and Resilience” Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH Seminary Chapel Gathering led by Matthew Bucher, Maria Hosler Byler, Eric Trinka Dr. Abuelaish is a prominent Palestinian Muslim physician form Gaza who wrote, “I shall not Hate” about his life, the tragedy that befell his family, and his vision for a peaceful… Read more »

Wondering and Wandering… How the Times of Unsettledness Impact and Shape us

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this closing chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share how questions, doubts, transitions, fears, and unsettledness shaped them and caused them to grow. They share how these experiences changed how they think about… Read more »

“Tribute to Tamar: Lamenting Sexual Violence”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Tribute to Tamar: Lamenting Sexual Violence” – A Take Back the Night awareness chapel gathering in the Seminary.  

Wondering and Wandering… Questions, Doubts, Fears, Living in Unsettledness

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this first chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share about times they experienced questions, doubt, transitions, fears and unsettledness in life. They will share more on Friday as well.