Applications for the Camino Multi-Faith Pilgrimage are now open! Our 2014 Camino Peace Pilgrimage will consist of young adults from many religious traditions walking 100 miles of the ancient Spanish Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route together. Teaching will be offered by John Philip and Ali Newell with intentional time for guided meditation, reflection, and dialogue. See the link below for more details.
Thanks to all those who attended the Carol Service, and to all our readers and musicians! The Chaplain's Christmas address is now up on the Carol Service page (linked below).
We're open from 9.30am-9pm most weekdays - drop in for tea and coffee (available until 4pm by donation), bring your lunch, or just sit and chill out - and we often have events on in the evenings. After 5pm, the main auditorium is usually in use, but the upstairs area is still open.
Towards the end of term, we're closing early on some days:
Tue 10th December - centre closes at 5pm
Fri 13th - auditorium closes at 4pm, centre closes at 7pm
Tue 17th - centre closes at 5pm
Wed 18th - centre closes at 7pm
Thu 19th - centre closes at 5pm
Fri 20th - centre closes at 3.30pm (closed over the Christmas holidays)
To see which societies are meeting, consult the Chaplaincy noticeboard each day. (The Chaplaincy is closed on Saturdays and most Sundays.)
Planned events for 2014 include:
Re-Freshers - drop in for tea and coffee, 3-4.30pm on Tuesday 7th January
What Is The University For?
Multi-Faith Public Conversation
Chinese New Year
Holocaust Memorial Day
Soweto Melodic Voices performing at the Edinburgh Fringe
More information coming soon!
Alwaleed Centre talk - Healing Communities after Woolwich
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 7pm - 8.30pm, Martin Hall, New College, Mound Place.
A special lecture by Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Imam, Scholar of Muslim theology and Assistant General of the Muslim Council of Britain. After the tragic murder of Lee Rigby there has been an unfortunate rise in attacks on innocent Muslims. Ibrahim Mogra addresses the question of how to bring communities together after events such as Woolwich, and how to deal with its many consequences. In partnership with the Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association and part of Scottish Inter-Faith Week.
Sunday 22nd September - University Service (Greyfriars Kirk, 11am)
Wednesday 6th November - Diwali celebration
Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Service
Thursday 28th November - Thanksgiving Dinner (in association with EUSA and International Office)
Sunday 8th December - University Carol Service
Saturday 14th December - Children's Christmas Party (now fully booked for 2013)
Dates tbc - Graduation Services, Multi-Faith Public Conversation
There are many student societies and groups who regularly meet in the Bristo Square Chaplaincy Centre.
Holy Communion celebrated according to the Anglican tradition - Wednesday lunchtimes
For information about the Chaplaincy provision for lunchtimes during the semester.
Mindfulness Meditation sessions are run each Friday lunchtime in the chapel.
Multi-faith events will take place throughout this semester, including 'Sharing our Spiritual Treasures' with speakers from several different religions each Wednesday afternoon, and a Multi-Faith meal with a film afterwards ("Soul Cinema") on Saturday 30th November.
University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Multi-faith Meals. Delicious food but please also bring a dish to share! All Welcome and bring a friend!
The University has an indoor labyrinth which offers an alternative and more intimate space to the outdoor Edinburgh Labyrinth.
Weddings and other ceremonies can be organised with a chaplain.
"What's The University For?" is a series of talks and workshops co-ordinated by the Chaplaincy on the purpose of the University, involving students and staff at all levels.
For postgraduates who would like to meet with other postgraduates to explore ideas, discover mutual interests, share helpful resources, or just talk.
The Chaplaincy team organise some staff lunches each semester to give University staff the chance to get to know each other informally.
This article was published on Dec 11, 2013