A Community of Reflection & Action
Nazareth College has long recognized the importance of spiritual growth in the development of the whole person. The Center for Spirituality is committed to fostering an environment where students, staff and faculty can practice their own religious/spiritual tradition while offering many opportunities for discovery and dialogue with people who hold a belief systems than their own.
The Center for Spirituality chaplains work closely with student leaders in the CFS Club to serve the Nazareth community by:
- Encouraging reflection on personal beliefs, values, purpose and religious/spiritual identity through a wide variety of retreats, discussion and community experiences
- Offering meditation/worship services and educational opportunities from a variety of religious traditions, both on and off campus
- Facilitating dialogue among people from diverse faiths and perspectives through diversity dinners, panel presentations and interfaith events
- Empowering work for social justice and encourage generous service in our local, regional, national and global communities
- Providing a welcoming and hospital presence by being available for pastoral care and maintaining spaces for personal reflection and communal gatherings
- Fostering a sense of community by organizing campus-wide celebrations, memorials and gatherings in response to current events.
Pastoral care for people of all religious beliefs and spiritual practices
Center for Spirituality chaplains serve students, staff, faculty, alumni and other members of the Nazareth community. A chaplain can help you to feel more peaceful and relaxed during times of high stress or uncertainty and help you feel more connected with yourself and your community.
Call a chaplain if you:
- Would like to talk with someone about your life's direction and purpose.
- Need help coping with fear, stress, loss and worry.
- Would like to connect with others from your own spiritual or religious practice.
- Would like to learn about other people’s spiritual or religious traditions.
- Have questions around sexual orientation, gender identity and religion.
- Are looking for meditation opportunities and religious services on campus.
- Have questions about your own religious or spiritual journey.
- Are struggling in a relationship with a friend, family member or significant other.
- Would like to participate in faith-based service activities and retreats.
The Center for Spirituality chaplains’ offices are on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. Our offices are safe, judgment-free, and confidential places. Please feel free to contact any of the chaplains listed if we ever can be of service. All are welcome.
Religious Organizations and Communities
Everyone is welcome to participate in the Alternative Spiritual Humanists - ASH, Catholic Community, Hillel (Jewish Community), the Muslim Student Association, the Protestant Christian Community, and Zen Buddhist Meditation.
Spiritual, educational, and social programs put on by the Center for Spirituality Student Council.