Religious Life

Special Events

Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester African American Worship Service

Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1pm in Chapin Chapel

Affirmations: An African-American Worship Series is designed for and by students to provide an on-campus Christian worship experience which affirms African-American religious traditions. The uniqueness of the African-American religious experience lends itself to the renewal of our deep spiritual feelings and to the uplifting of ourselves and our community. The entire college community is warmly invited to come share with us in the worship service and the reception.

Film  -  "My So-Called Enemy"

Wednesday, October 14 and 15 at 7pm in the Keefe Campus Center Theater

"My So-Called Enemy" is an award-winning feature-length documentary that follows six courageous Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls who participate in a women’s leadership program in the United States, and documents how the transformative experience of knowing their “enemies” as human beings in the United States meets with the realities of their lives back home in the Middle East over the next seven years. At its core, this heart and mind-opening film is about the vital role of listening and empathy in resolving personal, religious and political conflicts – and not making assumptions about or creating an "other."
Lisa Gossels will do Q&As after both screenings. Screenings are free and open to the public

Co-Sponsors: Program in Film and Media Studies; Departments of Religion and Art and the History of Art; Offices of Diversity, Religious Life, and Student Affairs; Multicultural Resource Center; Women’s & Gender Center; Amherst Friends of Israel; AmherstLEADS; Amherst United Left; Multifaith Council and the Schwemm Fund.