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New England Region Conference for College and University Chaplains

"The Islamic Chaplaincy Program has been instrumental in my success as a Muslim chaplain at Princeton University. From the courses on counseling and interfaith relations to my training in preaching and conflict resolution, the seminary prepared me for a life of serving the Muslim community and American society with excellence and dedication."
- Sohaib Sultan, chaplain at Princeton University

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.

Hartford Seminary
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 sthumma@hartsem.edu.




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.

Time Content Facilitators/presenters
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
Prevention Specialist
Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative
Wheeler Clinic
Chaplaincy on a Secular Campus Rick Spalding
Chaplain to the College
Williams College
Incorporating Mindfulness Practices into Chaplaincy David Leipziger Teva
Director of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Jewish Chaplain
Wesleyan University
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
Princeton University
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
Hartford Seminary
2:00 2:15 Break
2:15 3:15

Plenary with Q&A/Conversation


Closing Remarks/Next Steps

Lucy Forster-Smith
Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister, Harvard UniversityTracy Mehr-Muska
Protestant Chaplain
Wesleyan University


*still confirming speaker availability.

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