Welcome to the Office of Multifaith Engagement (OME)! Housed in Evelyn Chapel, our office celebrates and supports the diversity of worldviews present at Illinois Wesleyan - religious, spiritual, and secular. Through multifaith programming, student organizations, and a team of professional and student leaders, we seek to provide a venue for asking meaningful questions - including questions about who we are and what we are for. Whatever beliefs and practices you bring, we are here to support you on your journey. Come visit us anytime!
IWU is a multicultural and multi-religious community, and the Office of Multifaith Engagement (OME) at Evelyn Chapel celebrates the religious and secular diversity of today’s students, faculty, and staff. Diverse beliefs, convictions, and spiritual practices are welcome here as are a diversity of questions. Questions—about who we are and what we are for—are perennial in and for the liberal arts tradition. The OME, through weekly programming and special events, seeks to provide a venue for asking those questions, and works at the crossroads of intellectual exploration, spiritual reflection, community service, and interfaith dialogue.
一道本不卡免费高清Illinois Wesleyan University is home to a wide range of religious and spiritual programs. A number of Registered Student Organizations represent different faith traditions. The Office of Multifaith Engagement supports the work of these Registered Student Organizations and offers programming exploring and practicing faith and spirituality, interfaith community, and social justice. The OME is also home to the Multifaith Ambassador Program, a unique leadership program for students who represent a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives and beliefs, and who are passionate about understanding and engaging religious diversity on campus, in their own communities, and in the world.
Evelyn Chapel is a welcoming place to just come and be. During the school year, the Chapel is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are always spaces available to study, gather for conversation, or make a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
Elyse Nelson Winger, Associate Dean of Students and Chaplain, is also here to offer spiritual support and care for students, faculty, and staff. Her office is located in Holmes 103A. Students may call (309-556-3179) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment. The Office of Multifaith Engagement is a Safe Zone for LGBQA TGNC students.
Launched in Fall 2013, The Multifaith Ambassador Program is a unique leadership program for students who represent a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives and beliefs, and who are passionate about understanding and engaging religious diversity on campus, in their own communities, and in the world. Working collaboratively with one another, Ambassadors build and create interfaith community through weekly programming like Multifaith Hour and ReligiosiTEA, as well as special events throughout the year. Participation in this leadership program includes the willingness to respectfully engage multiple worldviews and traditions, and seek places of both common and contested ground for the sake of learning, cooperation and action. Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn more about their own beliefs and to explore what interfaith means within their traditions, and to deepen their understandings of global citizenship, justice, and peace in a pluralistic world. Ambassadors also have the opportunity to participate in leadership development across campus and at conferences throughout the year.
一道本不卡免费高清Programs and initiatives for 2019-2020 include:
The Office of Multifaith Engagement also facilitates opportunities for students to serve locally and nationally and explore issues of diversity and social justice through our Alternative Break program. Since 2012, students have worked with: Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and West Virginia; Tree of Life Relief Agency at Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota; and Appalachia Service Project in Kentucky. Interfaith Engagement and Service trips to Chicago have also been offered for Fall Breaks in October.
Alternative Spring Break: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge
March 7 - 14, 2020
This year, IWU's Alternative Spring Break program will again partner with Habitat for Humanity and its national Collegiate Challenge Program. Thousands of students from colleges and universities from across the United States will spent a week in March 2020 building and repairing homes in urban and rural locations alike. Last March, 22 students and staff traveled to Louisiana! For highlights from the trip, visit Teagan Potter's IWU news article here!