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This list of faith meetings on the Dalhousie campus is updated regularly. This is done as a service of the Dalhousie Multifaith Centre, but meetings and events do not necessarily have the endorsement of the Centre's team.

Instruction and Practice in Zen Meditation

Location: Dalhousie Multifaith Centre - Quiet Room
Time: Sundays at 9:00 am
Contact: Rev Tesshin James Smith ( Rev.James.Smith@dal.ca ) 

In our North American culture, a purely intellectual approach to difficulties and challenges has often proven less than satisfactory. This makes sense, since many problems contain physical and emotional as well as mental facets. Zen, being experience rather than belief based, has a long tradition of approaching challenges holistically, with both body and mind. Individuals from all backgrounds are invited to take part in this simple yet profound training. No prior experience required. Everyone welcome. Come sit zazen!

Multifaith Meal and Conversation

Location: Multifaith Centre, 1321 Edward Street
Time: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Robyn Brown-Hewitt (robynlbh@gmail.com)
Join Robyn Brown-Hewitt and Dan Brown and other chaplains every Monday evening at 5:30 at the Multifaith Centre for a meal and informal conversation. All are welcome. Bring your questions and curiosity, and a willingness to engage with a diversity of traditions.

Dalhousie Christian Students on Campus

Location: Dalhousie Multifaith Centre Meeting Room
Time: Thursdays at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday Home Fellowship at 6 p.m.
Contact: Jun Guo (gjuoun@gmail.com)
If you are looking for a place where you can find out who and what God is, how can you experience Him, what He is doing on the earth, what the Biible is really saying – we explore all of these questions together in our Bible Studies and in our Friday Night supper and fellowship time.

Power to Change (P2C, formerly Campus for Christ)

Location: Room 224, Student Union Building (SUB, 2nd floor)
Time: Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Contact: Chris Harman (chris.harman@c4c.ca) or Jenni Fisher (jenni.fisher@c4c.ca)
Website: www.powertochange.com/students
Meetings are held weekly and include prayer meetings, small groups, retreats and conferences, training on how to share your faith, and outreaches.

Catholic Christian Outreach

Location: Mass in the Dalhousie SUB, Room 302
Time: At noon on Thursdays
Contact: Lorne Stang (Lorne.Stang@cco.ca or 579.1457)
Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) is a national university student movement dedicated to sharing the Catholic faith with students and equipping them for leadership. Want to know more about Christianity? We offer a six-week small group faith study. We also host speaker nights, go to Mass together, have praise and worship, sports, and social events. Weekly faith studies are held at various times throughout the week

St. Catherine Society

Location: St. Joseph's Newman Centre (6345 Coburg Rd.)
Time: Bi-monthly meetings on Wednesdays
The St. Catherine Society is a campus ministry of St. Joseph’s Newman Centre. Its mission is to bring faith and scholarship to the critical issues of church and society, responding to the spiritual and intellectual questions of young adults.

Monday Evening Zen

Location: Prayer & Meditation Room, Multifaith Centre, 1321 Edward Street
Time: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Rev. James Smith (Rev.James.Smith@dal.ca)
Get your week off to a balanced start with evening Soto Zen meditation. Instuction and practice available for all members of the Dalhousie community. You are invited to come practice zazen and use your experience to deepen compassion and understanding within the context of your own life. 

Painting the Stars

Location: Dalhousie Multifaith Centre
Time: TBA
Contact: Clement Mehlman (cmehlman@dal.ca)
"When I have a terrible need of – dare I say, 'religion'? – then I go outside at night and paint the stars." Vincent Van Gogh
Painting the Stars is a series of seven evenings spaced throughout the year in which we listen to thought-provoking scholars and authors, exploring the rift between science and religion in the context of faith that is evolving. The content is Christian but such that people of all faiths and doubts are welcome. All voices need to be heard. There is plenty time for slow-paced discussion and reactions . . . along with tea and munchies."
We must find the difficult course between the precipice of godlessness and the marsh of superstitution."
Plutarch