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Religion & Spiritual Life Week - November 28 through December 5, 2012

Religion and Spiritual Life Week is an important time for the Haverford community to come together to celebrate the vibrant faith communities we have on campus, as well as to engage in critical dialogue about the nature of religion to us as individuals, within our community and in the world.

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Schedule:

Wednesday, November 28

Quaker Meeting for Worship 10-10:30 a.m. in Stokes 106 (Multicultural Center). An opportunity for reflection and restoration in the silence of corporate worship.

Catholic Daily Mass 5-5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 207.

Bible Study 6-6:45 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 207.

Wednesday Dinner with the Student Rabbi in the DC 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Center. Dinner with the Student Rabbi, Shelley Goldman, has begun! Come to the DC on Wednesdays at 6:30. Pick up your food and join us at a table to discuss the important issues of our day. Questions? Email sgoldman@haverford.edu. All are welcome!

Ecstatic Dance Workshop 7-9 p.m. in Ryan Gym. The frenetic energy of a rave with the safety and thoughtfulness of meditation. No prior dance experience necessary. No entry after 7:30.

Thursday, November 29

Film: "Arranged" 7-9 p.m. in Stokes 106 (Multicultural Center). "A lovely little gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast…" Two devout Brooklyn schoolteachers clutch hands across the religious divide as their respective families prepare to marry them. Followed by conversation facilitated by a representative of the Jewish Student Union and the MSA.

Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2

Campus Inter-visitation Guildford College, departure TBD. An opportunity to meet students at another Quaker College in Greensboro, NC Hosted by the Guilford Quaker Leadership Scholars Program (QLSP) For trip information contact Walter Hjelt Sulivan.

Friday, November 30

Catholic Daily Mass Noon-12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 207.

Learner's Shabbat 6:30 p.m. in the JSU Lounge, Jones basement. Ever wondered why Jews do what we do? Don't wonder any longer! We invite the entire community to a Learner's Shabbat, during which we'll go through the Friday night prayer service step by step, explaining what the prayers mean and what the traditions behind them are. After the service we'll enjoy a delicious catered meal together.

Rosary Prayer Meeting 7-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 207.

Saturday, December 1

EQAT Day of Action Bryn Mawr PNC Bank, time TBD. Nonviolent direct action to get PNC Bank out of the business of mountaintop removal. Sponsored by Earth Quaker Action Team and Bryn Mawr Earth Justice League. Learn more: GreenPNC.org

Quaker House Communal Meal Noon to 2 p.m. at Quaker House, Apt. 50. A delicious vegetarian brunch fare with wonderful F/friends.

Sunday, December 2

Quaker Worship 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Haverford Meeting, Buck Lane. Open worship in the manner of Friends.

Quaker House Meeting for Worship Noon to 12:45 p.m. at Quaker House, Apt. 50. A student-centered version of Quaker Worship.

Catholic Sunday Mass Noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 313.

Monday, December 3

Women of the Bible - Through the Lens of Judaism and Kaballah 8 p.m. at the Rohr Center for Jewish Life, 780 College Ave. (across from the entrance to the College). Presented by Blumie Gurevitz, Co Director, Rohr Center for Jewish Life and Advisor to Bi-Co Chabad Student Group.

Tuesday, December 4

Dinner at Quaker House 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Quaker House, Apt. 50. Good food. Good conversation. Meet the panel participants. R.s.v.p. to hc-quac@haverford.edu.

Academic Panel: "Ways of Knowing" 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Stokes 106 (Multicultural Center). An exploration of Reason, Faith, Tradition, and Experience in a Modern World. Panelists: Steve Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College; Sara Willie-LeBreton, Associate Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College; Oz Blaker, PhD candidate in Philosophy, Temple University

Musical warm-up by "We Sing," a Choir that primarily sings Gospel music but is dedicated to positive music from the African Diaspora. The name has been adopted from an event that occurs annually on campus known as We Speak. We Speak is intended to lend a platform for students of color to express their sentiments or experiences related to being a Haverfordian. In the same vein, We Sing, seeks to lend a voice to a musical tradition that has no such space on campus.

Wednesday, December 5

Quaker House Meeting for Worship 10-10:30 a.m. in Stokes 106 (Multicultural Center). An opportunity for reflection and restoration in the silence of corporate worship.

Wednesday Dinner with the Student Rabbi in the DC 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Center. Dinner with the Student Rabbi, Shelley Goldman, has begun! Come to the DC on Wednesdays at 6:30. Pick up your food and join us at a table to discuss the important issues of our day. Questions? Email sgoldman@haverford.edu. All are welcome!

The ramp from Magill Library with Ryan Gym and Sharpless Hall in the background.

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