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 askachaplain@mit.edu 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 https://mit.zoom.us/j/573467438.

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 mdean@mit.edu 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 vtp-scheduler@thecenter.mit.edu 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 cswanson@mit.edu or 515-451-9542.

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

Hillel Chaplain Rabbi Michelle Fisher is available Monday—Friday, 10am—4:30pm at rabbif@mit.edu.

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

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Chaplain Kevin Ford can be reached at ivcf@mit.edu.

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

Protestant Chaplain Rev. Natalie Hill is available for conversations by emailing revnhill@mit.edu

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 mchnada@mit.edu

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 solokim@mit.edu or 857-500-0557 (call/text).

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Virtual Events

SUNDAYS:

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 http://psc.mit.edu/protestant-community/church-chapel or link to a new place each week with one shortcut at http://bit.do/churchatMIT

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

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

MONDAYS:

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

Spirited Conversations: Monday Night Spirited gatherings - find out what's happening this week at http://psc.mit.edu/spirited-community

TUESDAYS:

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

WEDNESDAYS:

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

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: https://mit.zoom.us/my/sadanandadasa

THURSDAYS:

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

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

FRIDAYS:

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 srirag@mit.edu.

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 https://mit.zoom.us/j/898627599; Contact Muslim Chaplain Nada El-Alami at mchnada@mit.edu.

Graduate Christian Fellowship meets via Zoom every Friday at 7:30 pm; email mit-gcf-info@mit.edu for Zoom address and password.
 

ADDITIONAL EVENTS and GROUPS:

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 revnhill@mit.edu.

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

Online Retreat: Meditations on the Four Reliances — Saturday, June 6th, 2020, 9AM PT/12PM ET, http://www.bodhimarga.org/retreats-events/retreat-calendar/

 

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