Chaplaincy Feature Stories

Chaplaincy Welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winner Isabel Wilkerson

On Monday, October 3, 2022 the Office of the Chaplaincy hosted the 35th annual Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum featuring award-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson.

December 16, 2022
Lessons and Carols Returns to Campus After Two Year Pause
The sounds of Christmas carols and hymns echoed within the walls of Cannon Memorial Chapel on Sunday, December 4, as the Office of the Chaplaincy and Department of Music hosted the 49th annual Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols.
December 16, 2022
Step Ahead on Pilgrimage Through the Years: Reflections from John H. Quinley, R ’79

Leaving Dennis Hall, I had escaped campus once again on a run that would develop my fitness for wrestling and for the upcoming PLC Marine Corps officer summer training at Quantico.  As I took a break from the run, I found myself on a massive rock in the middle of the James River that runs through Richmond, Virginia and just about a mile from UR. 

December 14, 2022
Introducing Our Chaplaincy Staff
The Office of the Chaplaincy is staffed by a dedicated team of Spiders who work to enrich the religious and spiritual landscape of our campus and ensure all of our students feel supported and welcomed.
October 11, 2022
University News
Author Isabel Wilkerson speaks of the nation's 'karmic moment of truth'
The best-selling author of 'Caste' and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discussed her book during the Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum on Faith, Ethics, and Global Society.
June 7, 2022
Dr. Kate Bowler Offers Sylvester Lecture
Over 600 faculty, staff, students, and friends joined us for our February lecture with Dr. Kate Bowler, entitled "No Cure for Being Human: Resilient Faith for Tough Times." Dr. Bowler's lecture was a part of our Sylvester Spirituality Series, generously supported by the Sylvester family.  
June 7, 2022
A Spider's Spiritual Sojourn: Reflections from Rev. Dr. Robert Wilson-Black, R'91, G'92

The Chaplain's office at Richmond provided an excellent combination of protected (sanctuary!) greenhouse for growing the seedling of my 18-year-old college self, a place that forced me to reach toward the infinite, the ineffable, the unreachable mysteries of lived and imagined faith.

June 6, 2022
Pilgrimage: Wyoming
After a stressful week of exams and final papers, nothing heals the soul like the beautiful scenery of the Wyoming landscape. On April 30, a team of twelve pilgrims co-led by Craig Kocher and Bryn Taylor traveled to Cody, Wyoming, to experience the culmination of a spring-semester Pilgrimage course focused on spiritual practices.
June 3, 2022
Overlapping Ramadhan, Holy Week, and Passover Observances adds to cause for Celebration
March 15 marked the beginning of a very busy season in the Chaplaincy, when the office hosted a gathering on “Religious Inclusion: A Spring Holiday Guide.” Noting the way Ramadhan, Holy Week, and Passover overlapped this year, the program provided an opportunity to learn about Islam, Christianity, and Judaism more broadly while explaining the significance of the season for many groups on campus.
December 7, 2021
Chaplaincy Hosts "Unlikely Partners for Peace" from Roots-Shorashim-Judur

The Office of the Chaplaincy welcomed Rav Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Roots-Shorashim-Judur, a unique collaboration of local Palestinians and Israelis building a grassroots model for coexistence.

December 7, 2021
Chaplaincy Provides Support During Pandemic

Since COVID 19 first began impacting campus life at the University of Richmond in March of 2020, the Office of the Chaplaincy has worked to maintain a sense of support and normalcy for our students.

December 7, 2021
Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum with Professor Claudia Rankine

The Chaplaincy welcomed award-winning poet and author Claudia Rankine as keynote speaker of the 2021 Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum.

June 21, 2021
Fighting to end modern-day slavery

Alumnus leads efforts to combat human trafficking in the Thai fishing industry