Chaplaincy Feature Stories


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

December 22, 2020
Max Wallach, '22
As a member of Hillel, the ICC, and the President's Student Cabinent, Max Wallach promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion at UR.
December 11, 2019
Spirituality and Sustainability: Making Meaningful Connections
Over 100 students, faculty and staff joined the Office of the Chaplaincy this semester in our focus on the intersection of spirituality and sustainability.
December 11, 2019
Study Break for the Soul: A Chaplaincy Tradition
As students prepare for tests, write papers, and study into the early morning hours each semester, Study Break for the Soul has become an important tradition in the final exam routine of many Spiders.
December 11, 2019
Remembering Chancellor E. Bruce Heilman: A Letter from Chaplain Kocher
Dr. E. Bruce Heilman died on October 19, 2019 at the age of 93.