On April 13 Bryn Bagby Taylor, Director of Spiritual Formation and Rabbi Andrew Goodman, Campus Rabbi & Director of Religious Social Responsibility from the University of Richmond about the Chaplaincy program. Below is a summary of their program with accompanying links.

The mission of the Office of the Chaplaincy is to inspire generous faith and engage the heart of the University. The Chaplaincy consists of seven full-time staff members, one part-time staff member, and 17 affiliated campus ministers. Together, we focus on five strategic goals to advance our mission.

  • Creating structures of inclusion for the diversity of faith traditions present on campus
  • Including our 17 partner campus ministries more robustly in the mainstream of campus life
  • Providing pastoral care to all members of the University community, particularly students
  • Developing programming for students to pursue spiritual renewal, reflection, and critical engagement with their own experiences and those of others
  • Animating conversations of meaning across lines of difference to cultivate our highest ideals of responsible living and learning

The Chaplaincy organizes several initiatives in support of these objectives, including Pilgrimage programs; the Multifaith Student Council; the Chaplaincy Summer Internship program; the Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum; Consider This dinner series; One Book, One Richmond common reading program; and programs for ChristianJewish, and Muslim Life. The purpose of the Chaplaincy’s Pilgrimage program is to help students grow in their faith, to deepen religious life on campus, and to learn from others in communities around the world filled with pain and hope.  Previous pilgrimage destinations include FranceIsraelMoroccoPolandSouth Korea, and the United Kingdom.