Chaplains in Colleges and Universities face significant challenges in their vocation. They deal with student issues ranging from sexual assault and suicide attempts to religious diversity and spiritually indifferent secularism. Hartford Seminary, in conjunction with several of its doctoral students who are university chaplains, will host a conference that addresses many of the issues facing this vital ministry, providing an opportunity for networking among area chaplains of all faiths.
Registration is now open for this regional gathering of college and university chaplains, which is co-sponsored and supported by the National Association of College and University Chaplains.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
77 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2260
The registration fee of $40 includes coffee, snacks and lunch. If you are unable to pay this fee, please contact Prof. Scott Thumma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will include plenary addresses and two sessions of workshops to choose from led by well-known regional chaplains on relevant topics including chaplaincy on a secular campus, mindfulness practices, Islamophobia, social media, sexual assault, and more.
|10:00 – 10:30||Welcome and Introduction|
|10:30 – 11:30||Plenary with Q&A/Conversation||Rev. Paul Raushenbush
Executive Editor Of Global Spirituality and Religion, Huffington Post
|11:30 – 12:15||Breakout Session 1|
|Suicide Prevention and Postvention||Heather L. Clinger, MPH
Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative
|Chaplaincy on a Secular Campus||Rick Spalding
Chaplain to the College
|Incorporating Mindfulness Practices into Chaplaincy||David Leipziger Teva
Director of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
|12:15 – 1:15||Lunch|
|1:15 – 2:00||Breakout Session 2|
|Islamophobia and Providing Care to Muslim Students||Sohaib Sultan
Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain
|Providing Support to Survivors of Sexual Assault||Alysha B. Warren, LPC
Sexual Violence Resource CoordinatorWesleyan University Student Sexual Assault Survivor
Wesleyan University, Class of 2016
|Mobilizing Social Media||Scott Thumma
Professor of Sociology of Religion
Director, D.Min. Program
|2:00 – 2:15||Break|
|2:15 – 3:15||
Plenary with Q&A/Conversation
Closing Remarks/Next Steps
Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister, Harvard UniversityTracy Mehr-Muska
*still confirming speaker availability.