thequietspotThe Quiet Spot: Weekly Group Meditation          Every Tuesday: 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.              Every Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                          Interfaith Chapel

You are invited to join a 30-minute meditation, led by Bil Owen, each week.  No experience is required.  Instructions and guidance will be provided, along with meditation pillows and cushions for those who prefer to sit on the ground.  Meditations will be held in the Interfaith Chapel.


children_survivors_holocaustChild Survivors of the Holocaust                      October 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.                                  Morgan Auditorium

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life presents: Child Survivors of the Holocaust. Come and listen to the moving stories of Gabriella Karin and Robert Geminder, two survivors of the Holocaust.



Women’s Spirituality Wellness Circle: A Place to Connect                                                                Starts September 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.     following meeting dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

The Women’s Spirituality Wellness Circle is a weekly group designed to guide individuals through life’s daily challenges. This five week commitment will cover:

  •  Stress management
  • Self Esteem and Body Image
  • Self Care
  • Healthy Relationships and Friendships
  • and more…

Meetings will be held in the Chapel Seminar room every Thursday. RSVP to Zandra Wagoner, University Chaplain, by September 23.


Souljourn: Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple

SeSouljourn to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple 2016ptember 18, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The next Souljourn will be a visit to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple located in Hacienda Heights.  Meet at the Interfaith Chapel at 11:15 a.m. to carpool., or meet us at the temple entrance at 11:45 a.m. for the tour (3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745).  We will return to campus no later than 2:30 p.m.  Lunch is included.  RSVP to Zandra Wagoner, University Chaplain



Food Network: A Monthly Meal to Build Community

Tuesday, March 22, 5:00 – 6:30                                   La Verne Church of the Brethren                                        
This is a free home-cooked meal made just for you by alumni of the University! There is always a vegetarian option available. Come when you can, leave when you want.




2016 jainsouljournSouljourn: Jain Center of Southern California
Sunday, March 6
The next Souljourn will be a visit to Jain Center of Southern CA located in Buena Park, March 6, 10:00 a.m -1:00 p.m.. We will tour the sacred space of the Jain Center, learn about Jainism, and join the community for a traditional vegetarian lunch. Meet at the Interfaith Chapel at 9:00 a.m. to carpool., or meet us at the temple entrance at 9:45 a.m. for the tour (8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621). We will return to campus no later than 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included.


Different Faces Same Fears“Different Faces, Same Fears: Islamophobia and Anti-immigrant Rhetoric”
Friday, February 19, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                             La Fetra                                                                                      
You are invited to attend the panel discussion “Different Faces, Same Fears: Islamophobia and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric” on Friday, Feb. 19 from 12-1:30 in La Fetra Hall. The panel is being held on the anniversary of President Roosevelt’s executive order 9066, which set into motion the internment of 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry in the United States during World War II. This panel will provide an opportunity to reflect on the lessons we can learn from the past while also addressing the current anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, xenophobic climate that is targeting Muslims, Sikhs, and Latino immigrants.



Ash Wednesday                                                                 
Ash Wednesday services will be held on Feb. 10 at 12:00-12:30 p.m. and 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. All are invited.






Film Screening: Salam Neighbor
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.                                 La Fetra                                                                                      
Please join us for a screening of “Salaam Neighbor” a documentary about Syrian Refugees. Sponsored by Secular Student Alliance, College Democrats, Model UN, Muslim Student Association, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.



MLK Day Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, January 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                                 Interfaith Chapel                                                                      
You are invited to attend the annual MLK Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4:30 in the Interfaith Chapel. The vigil is a time to honor and enact the vision and dream of Dr. King. It is sponsored by the Black Student Union, Brother’s Forum, Shades of Essence, Alpha Scholars, Latino Student Forum, Common Ground, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. We will begin the service in the chapel, followed by a symbolic “March on Selma” to the Peace Pole and end with a candlelight vigil. Please join us.

Nikki Araguz Loyd

“My Experience in Life and Law as an American Transwoman”
January 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,                                           La Fetra                                                                                            
Recently recognized by President Obama, Nikki Araguz Loyd was the first adolescent to appear on national television to discuss being transgender. Now 40, Nikki has been advocating for HIV and transgender awareness since 1995, when she told the world on the “Sally Jesse Raphael” show about her experience being raped at 13 and infected with HIV. After the July 4, 2010, death of her firefighter husband Thomas Araguz, Nikki found herself in a multi-year legal battle all the way to the Texas Supreme Court to vindicate her marriage, finally succeeding in late 2015. In 2013, Nikki remarried, to American contemporary artist William Loyd, and their family is the subject of a digital docu-series called “Nikki’s American Dream,” focusing on the family’s activism and her life as a transparent. Nikki has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, NBC, CBS, PBS, and Inside Edition, and has been featured in numerous articles in publications around the world. She travels the country helping families heal while focusing on trans-identified people achieving the transitioned status they desire.