Vigil For Peace: A Response to Israel and Gaza

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Vigil For Peace

Vigil For Peace

We are devastated by the impact of weekend events and the ensuing violence that is affecting so many people. Unfortunately, at this moment little is certain except the fighting and human suffering find no foreseeable end. We are devoted to engaging our global scholars in examining and discussing difficult issues that impact our world. We must reject forces that seek to pull us apart and model behavior that shows acknowledgement, care, and respect for all individuals. 

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)'s Interfaith Advisory Committee, Campus Chaplains & Religious Advisors, and religious and religio-cultural clubs and organizations welcome our campus community to a Vigil for Peace on Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT at the Rubin Campus Center Back Patio in response to the evolving situation in Israel and Gaza. 

For more information or accommodations, please contact Kalvin Cummings (He/Him) at diversity@wpi.edu.


We are also in planning continued conversations with WPI faculty and staff to find ways of bringing understanding, clarity, and context to this painful moment - just as students, staff, and community members contribute their expertise and scholarship to other challenges of our time.

For resource recommendations from Gordan C. Library Services: 

 

The Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) provides a space to WPI students, faculty, staff, and community members for the purpose of religious exploration, devotions, worship, prayer, education, administration, and fellowship. Our team of Campus Chaplains serve as spiritual advisors for students, and can offer support and guidance irrespective of students' primary religious traditions. As spiritual advisors to the WPI community, Campus Chaplains counteract the inequality of varied expression(s) of religion, spirituality, and any form of meaning-making practice and support student meaning-making expression to tend with systems of oppression as well as any other stressors. This center includes several reservable spaces to suit both spiritual and non-spiritual needs, including a Multifaith Meeting Space, Islamic Prayer Room, and Multifaith Worship Space.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.