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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 FLOURISHING.

NOTE: On April 2, we will meet at noon in the W11 Community Room; on April 9, we will meet after lunch outside the Chapel at 12:30pm.

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.

Spring 2018: Flourishing - LISTEN HERE

March 19 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence
April 2 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence
April 9 | LISTEN |  Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence
April 30 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence


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 | LISTEN | Remarks: Prof. Daniel Jackson & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence
December 4 | LISTEN | Remarks: Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford & Music: Nedelka Prescod, Artist in Residence
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