PROGRAMS

DISCERNMENT COMMUNITIES create environments that foster healthy discussion and exploration in spirituality, ethics, civility and religious belief. We believe that as students are exposed to diverse thought patterns and beliefs, they will educate one another and better prepare one another for global leadership.

Discernment Communities

CALLS TO CHAPEL

Calls to Chapel encourage community building through worship by administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni within the colleges and schools through moments of sharing during Chapel worship services.

DISCERNMENT SUNDAYS

Discernment Sundays are designated to give particular attention to students who are being called to vocations in ordained ministry. These students are invited to a luncheon with the Chapel speaker following the service for a dialogue about matters of calling to ministry vocations.

INTERFAITH FELLOWS

The Interfaith Fellows purpose is to foster interfaith dialogue, acceptance and understanding through the creation of programs that expose the Howard community to different faith traditions, beliefs, and the multiple ways that issues of spirituality and ethics intersect with spheres outside of religion. Fellows and a group of faculty experts think and dialogue critically about the state and effects of religion in a secular society.

RELIGIOUS EMPHASIS WEEK

Religious Emphasis Week is an annual University-wide event centered on spiritual unity through worship, prayer, meditation and reflection. Activities have included panel discussions on contemporary events such as current movies, forums on hip-hop culture and spirituality, and lectures on ethical imperatives.

RELIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP COUNCIL (RFC)

Religious Fellowship Council is the University’s interfaith group promoting unity among campus religious organizations. RFC consists of over 20 student groups, many of which are connected to recognized chaplaincies from various faith traditions, including Christian, Islam and Bahaķi.

BOOK CLUBS/DISCUSSION GROUPS

Groups are organized by chaplaincies with the Chapel to support vocational discernment in community.