Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life Events

COVID-19 Announcements

Support Resources:


During this difficult time, as students, faculty, and staff find themselves suddenly displaced, unmoored, and afraid, ORSEL is available for anyone who needs support. While we are adhering to recommendations against social contact, chaplains are  available by phone, email, and remote video conferencing to listen, talk, and be present for you.

If you would like to speak with a chaplain, please email with a bit of information about your religious background (or lack thereof). An ORSEL staff member will connect you with a chaplain as soon as possible.

You may also connect directly with any of the chaplains listed below:

Assistant Chaplain & Addir Fellows Interfaith Dialogue Coordinator Adam Reynolds is available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 2pm via

Baptist Chaplain and Tues/Thurs Free English Class Sponsor, Rev. Michael Dean is available Tuesday-Friday for calls/messages at 617.253.2328, email at to set up Zoom calls. Most regular events are happening via Zoom.

Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is available by appointment. To schedule an appointment contact or 617.253-2327.

Cru Chaplain Chris Swanson is available by appointment via Zoom/Facebook/Phone/GoogleHangOut Monday—Friday, 10 am—4pm, EST; and by text or email anytime. Contact or 515-451-9542.

Episcopal Chaplain Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas is available via email and phone at and 617-458-1253.

Hillel Chaplain Rabbi Michelle Fisher is available Monday—Friday, 10am—4:30pm at

Hindu Chaplain Sadananda Dasa is available Monday—Friday, 9am—5pm at and 857-407 8498.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Chaplain Kevin Ford can be reached at

LGBTQ+ Advisor Cody Sanders is available via email and phone at and 617-864-9275 x201.

Protestant Chaplain Rev. Natalie Hill is available for conversations by emailing

Muslim Chaplain Sister Nada El-Alami is available by appointment Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact

Reformed University Fellowship Chaplain Rev. Solomon Kim is available by appointment via Zoom/FaceTime/phone Monday—Thursday, 9am—4pm EST; and by text or email 24/7. Contact or 857-500-0557 (call/text).


Virtual Events


Church at the Chapel: This summer, the Protestant Community will be enjoying the opportunity virtual worship provides to experience different worshipping communities across the country. Find details weekly at or link to a new place each week with one shortcut at

Taizé @ MIT: Sundays at 7:30 pm ET
A Zoom meeting with song, scripture, and silence. Login information posted on

The Baptist Chaplaincy offers several events on Zoom. Email for link for worship, small groups or Bible classes to get the Zoom link.


Mindful Mondays: Mondays at 4:30 pm — a 10 minute guided meditation for physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

Spirited Conversations: Monday Night Spirited gatherings - find out what's happening this week at


Free English Class from Baptist Campus Ministry at 2:00 pm on Zoom. Email


Baptist Campus Ministry Refuge Bible Study & Prayer 6:00 pm on Zoom. Email

MIT Origins Club—Finding Strength in Times of Crisis
In Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters which signify danger and opportunity. While many lament, the wise seize the opportunity of crisis to grow and care. Join us to explore practical Vedic wisdom and meditation practices that would help one cope not only with the crisis but also help one grow in everyday life.
Every Wednesday, 5 pm via Zoom:


Free English Class from Baptist Campus Ministry at 2:00 pm on Zoom. Email

30 Minutes of Calm: Thursdays at 5pm -  sign up for "calm at mit dot edu" to receive login information


Hindu Students Council (HSC) Discussion Group: Fridays at 6pm — A study of Swami Vivekananda’s Lectures. Join Zoom meeting. For details, please contact Srinivasan (Srini) at

Muslim Students Association CONNECT: Fridays at 5pm — A virtual CONNECT session where we will join together to reflect on our current situation and how we can make sense of it individually, spiritually, and socially. Join Zoom meeting at; Contact Muslim Chaplain Nada El-Alami at

Graduate Christian Fellowship meets via Zoom every Friday at 7:30 pm; email for Zoom address and password.


Dissertation Survival Group — Grad Students: Completing a thesis/dissertation is a grind! It can be helpful to connect with others who are also working through the process of research, navigating their committees, writing up their work, or preparing to defend. If you're interested in being part of this kind of group, email Natalie Hill at

Graduate Christian Fellowship — Virtual small groups meet at 5 different times during the week; email for info.

Online Retreat: Meditations on the Four Reliances — Saturday, June 6th, 2020, 9AM PT/12PM ET,



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