The Office of the University Chaplain responds to the spiritual needs of students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, working with a vibrant university community, The Office of the Chaplain at Furman encourages mature faith formation and the pursuit of meaning through spiritual reflection and free inquiry, provides numerous opportunities to participate in religious life, advances mutual understanding and respect among differing traditions, and actively engages in building a just, loving, and peaceful world.
To these ends, the Office of the Chaplain through its many resources and avenues engages:
- spiritual formation
- moral reasoning
- personal responsibility
- community cohesion, care, and sustainability
- active engagement in the search for meaning
- lively conversations about the ways of knowing and contributing
- religious commitment
- energetic engagement with religious diversity
- spiritual practices through worship, study, and personal reflection
Perhaps one of the greatest attributes of Furman University is the growing diversity of its student body and faculty. The many religious organizations active at Furman provide students with opportunities for worship, fellowship, and faith formation. These groups encourage students to mature in their journey, to remember and reflect on their religious heritage, and to take part in programs that enable them to practice the moral and spiritual aspects of faith.
A series on what gives us life.
"Each of us is animated in different ways. Whether it is through the practice of humility, an encounter with music, or the struggle with our own mortality, we come to life's big questions through the task of reflection and conversation. The Office of the Chaplain at Furman invites you to reflect with us. Follow the blog and share your reflections at www.animatefurman.wordpress.com