Welcome to Spiritual Life at Emory
The Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is a university-wide office charged with supporting Emory’s religious and philosophical diversity.
Supporting Asian Lives Against Violence
Emory OSRL stands in support of the APIDA community and offers some resources below:
● Stop AAPI Hate - aggregates and responds to incidents of hate and harassment against Asian American/Pacific Islanders. Stop AAPI Hate received 1,843 reports of anti-Asian discrimination due to COVID-19 in its first eight weeks of reporting (March 19 to May 13).
● Hate is a virus - started as a grassroots movement to combat racism and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) fueled by COVID-19, Hate is a virus has evolved into a sustainable organization that addresses xenophobia and hate in the AAPI and BIPOC communities.
● Act To Change - a national nonprofit organization working to address bullying, including in the AAPI community. They published “The Racism is a Virus Toolkit” to support the community in combating racism.
● Asian Americans Advancing Justice - a national nonprofit organization that focuses on housing rights, immigration, civil rights, labor rights, and others for Asian Americans
● National Council of Asian Pacific Americans - a nonprofit organization that serves to represent the interests of the greater Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities through a coalition of 37 national Asian Pacific American organizations around the country.
The Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life Women's Heritage Month Sermon 2021 was preached by Linh Le 21C, she is from Vietnam and a student of Candler School of Theology. Linh has considerable experience and passion for working with international students, refugees, people experiencing homelessness, and people experiencing incarceration. Linh enjoys exploring food cultures, taking pictures, and traveling. All are welcome to join us for Beloved Community here. In addition, if you missed our service last week, the video recording can be viewed by clicking here.
Communal religious practices are happening virtually or off-campus this semester, when possible. Cannon Chapel, the university chapel on the Quad, is closed for communal gatherings. However, there are small prayer spaces around campus that are available for private/individual prayer and meditation. To learn more, please click here
During this time of COVID19, Emory University spiritual and religious life is committed to continuing to adapt and advance our mission of supporting spiritual and ethical life and building meaningful community and connection. We’ve created a webpage for OSRL Online Resources during COVID-19.
This evolving page includees:
- Weekly Online Programs and Services
- Finding Support and Pastoral Care
- Other Resources for Support: CAPS, Ombuds, ODEI, FSAP
- Opportunities for Serving and Supporting Others
- Faculty and Staff Resources
- Academic Accommodations for Religious Observance During Remote Learning
- Baccalaureate for the Class of 2021
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Lives Matter Resources
On Friday, June 5, 2020, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Campus Life held an online solidarity vigil in remembrance of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others who have been victims of racist violence. The Emory community came together to mourn lives lost and to lift up our vision for an anti-racist world. Participants were encouraged to light a candle for those who have died. Creative Writing Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown offered a reading. The vigil included meditations, reflections, and words of inspiration from Dr. Claire Sterk, Emory University President, Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. LaNita Campbell, Director of the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement, The Rev. Greg McGonigle, University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, and Olivia Johnson, a student in the Laney Graduate School.
Additional Anti-racism Resources: For more resources, including a student-created Black Lives Matter Resistance Guide, please visit our partners in the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement here.