Chapel

Mondays in the
Chapel

A weekly gathering to

reflect and inspire

A time of reflection and inspiration bridging the sacred and secular


Join us as we gather each Monday in the chapel for a time of reflection and inspiration. We will serve lunch from 12:00-12:30pm in the Main Dining Room of W11, and then convene in the MIT Chapel from12:30-1:00pm for music and meaningful dialogue on the idea of “resilience”.

Mondays in the Chapel offer a needed pause in the often-frenzied pace of daily life, to thoughtfully engage with the issues that impact our campus, our community, and the world-at-large. Gathering regularly in communal examination of ideas that traverse our individuality allows us to remain grounded in an informed humility and acknowledgement of the commonalities that unite us here at the institute, as we engage in the pursuit of academic knowledge and scholarly excellence.

Together we will examine several themes each semester. The hope is that in this space, we will begin to gain a greater understanding of one another, through engagement in conversations across viewpoints and ideologies and the enjoyment of music that nourishes our souls. The music will be provided by MIT Chapel Artist-in-Residence Nedelka F. Prescod (‪www.nedelkaprescod.com).

Please join us any Monday when classes are in session. This event is free and open to all. Mondays in the Chapel is sponsored by Chaplain to the Institute and Director of the Office of Religious Life, Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford. Please contact Christina English at cenglish@mit.edu or 617-253-7707 for questions or more information.

Fall 2017: Resilience - LISTEN HERE



September 11 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

September 18 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

September 25 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

October 2 | LISTEN | | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

October 16 | LISTEN | Remarks: Ty Austin (G, Architecture) and James Kaczmarek (G, Chemical Engineering) & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

October 23 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

October 30 | LISTEN | Remarks: Dave Thom & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

November 6 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

November 13 | LISTEN | Remarks: Marissa Freed, Assistant Director, MIT Hillel & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

November 20 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence

November 27

December 4

December 11

Listen to recordings of past presentations below.

Spring 2017: How do I find balance and joy in the midst of change?

February 7 | John Wuestneck, Interim Chaplain to the Institute | LISTEN

February 14 | Stephanie Hansen, Assistant Director, Corporation Development Committee | LISTEN

February 21 | Anne McCants, Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow Professor of History & Director of the Concourse Program; Head of House, Burton Conner | LISTEN

February 28 | Dave Thom, Cambridge Roundtable Chaplain, MIT

March 7 | Claude Muhinda, DSL Finance, MIT

March 21 | David Um, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia Chaplain, MIT

April 4 | Tenzin Priyadarshi Shukla, Buddhist Chaplain, MIT

April 11 | Daryush Mehta, Zoroastrian Chaplain, MIT

April 25 | Brian Aull, Bahá'í Chaplain, MIT

May 2 | John Wuestneck, Interim Chaplain to the Institute

May 9 | Adam Reynolds, Blue Ocean Faith Chaplain, MIT

May 16 | Leah Flynn Gallant, Assistant Dean and Director for Student Leadership and Engagement

Fall 2016: My experience with diversity/difference and how it has impacted me.

September 13 | John Wuestneck, Interim Chaplain to the Institute, MIT | LISTEN

September 20 | Daryush Mehta, Zoroastrian Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

September 27 | Brian Aull, Baha'i Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

October 18 | Dave Thom, Cambridge Roundtable, Faculty Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

October 25 | Adam Reynolds, Blue Ocean Faith Chaplain, MIT

November 1 | Swami Tyagananda, Hindu Chaplain, Vedanta Society, MIT | LISTEN

November 8 | Suzanne Pothier, Retired Cambridge Teacher | LISTEN

November 15 | Wilfred N. Mbah, Technologist, MIT EHS | LISTEN

November 22 |  David Um, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

November 29 | Robert Ferrara, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Alumni Relations, MIT | LISTEN

December 6 | Stephanie Smith, Fitness Director, MIT DAPER | LISTEN

December 13 | John Wuestneck, Interim Chaplain to the Institute, MIT | LISTEN

Spring 2016: What do I envision for our world, school, and lives in the months ahead?

February 2 | Robert Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute, MIT | LISTEN

February 16 | Tyler Coquillard, Sojourn Collegiate Ministry Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

February 23 | Claude Muhinda, DSL Finance, MIT | LISTEN

March 1 | Julie Rothhaar-Sanders, Assistant Dean, Residential Life | LISTEN

March 8 | John Wuestneck, Protestant Chaplain, MIT

March 15 | Brian Aull, Bahá'í Chaplain, MIT

March 29 | Dave Thom, Leadership Connection Chaplain, MIT

April 5 | David Um, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia Chaplain, MIT

April 12 | Adam Reynolds, Blue Ocean Faith Chaplain, MIT

April 26 | Matthew Bauer, Director of Communications, MIT DSL

May 3 | Sarah Rankin, Chancellor's Office, MIT | LISTEN

May 10 | Robert M. Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute, MIT

Fall 2015: What I learned this summer.

September 15 | Robert M. Randolph, Chaplain to the Institute, MIT | LISTEN

September 22 | John Wuesteck, Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

September 29 | Angie Thurston, Harvard Divinity School | LISTEN

October 6 | Daryush Mehta, Zoroastrian Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

October 13 | Kari Jo Verhulst, Lutheran Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

October 20 | Adam Reynolds, Blue Ocean Faith Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

October 27 | David Um, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

November 3 | Brian Aull, Baha'i Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

November 10 | Fr. Dan Moloney, Tech Catholic Community Chaplain, MIT | LISTEN

November 17 | Courtney Crummett, Biosciences Librarian, MIT Libraries | LISTEN

November 24 | Nina Davis-Millis, Director, Community Support & Staff Development, MIT Libraries | LISTEN

December 1 | Robert Ferrara, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Alumni Relations, MIT | LISTEN

December 8 | Anne McCants, Professor of History & Director of the Concourse Program, MIT | LISTEN