Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space
The Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space in S203 is provided by Concordia University of Edmonton as an inclusive space for the campus community, with sensitivity to the specific requirements of diverse faith groups on campus. This space is reserved for quiet, personal meditation.
It is a space open to all students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds to spend moments of silence, prayer, meditation, and spirituality. All users are to remove footwear before entering the space (there are appropriate shoe racks) and leave the space as found upon arrival.
Chaplain is a widely used and accepted term to refer to men and women who represent religions or philosophical traditions. The main function of the Chaplains is to help members of the Concordia University of Edmonton community engage with their spirituality and faith. Most Chaplains offer one-on-one counselling and opportunities to engage in exploring the faith tradition they represent.
Concordia’s Chaplains care about you as a “whole person,” and partner with other services on campus to help students, faculty and staff with spiritual, relational, academic and practical concerns. They approach the service from the understanding that life, including academic life, is a spiritual journey. Students, staff, and faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton represent a broad spectrum of cultures and faiths, making Concordia a rich environment in which to study and work. As part of the Student Life and Learning Office, Chaplains strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful and safe space.
The Chaplains are not University employees, and help students, staff, and faculty with the challenges they experience. The Chaplains are here to listen, understand, support, and help. People contact a Chaplain for a variety of reasons, including confidential personal pastoral care, support during times of hardship, meditation support, bereavement support, and pastoral guidance. Regardless of the Chaplains background, or yours, university Chaplains engage with those traditions and respect the whole person.