Chatham University

Spiritual & Religious Connections

Religious and non-religious identity is an important component of the campus environment to help all students, faculty, and staff in understanding the world around us. Chatham University, with the support of the Chatham Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Multi-Faith Council (MFC), provides services and programs to enhance the intellectual curiosity and spiritual development of students through both curricular and co-curricular programs and services.


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Religious Student Organizations

Student led religious organizations on campus offer an additional source for support and community amongst peers.

  • Chabad House at Chatham
    Chabad House at Chatham is the place where Judaism comes alive through a variety of social and learning opportunities.
  • Chatham Christian Fellowship
    Chatham Christian Fellowship (CCF) aims to provide fellowship among those who share a common faith and to educate others about the Christian faith.
  • Muslim Student Association
    The purpose of this organization shall be to spread awareness and tolerance of the Islamic religion on the campus of Chatham University.

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Multi-Faith Series

This is a new series, similar to Diversity Dialogues, but with a twist! Join us for lunch, meet members of Multi-Faith Council, and participate in an interfaith, intersectional discussion.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Conover Room. Upcoming topics include:

  • Advancing Interfaith Excellence
  • Dis/obedience: LGBTQ+ Identitites in Judaism(s)
  • A Reflection on Women's Reproductive Rights, Considering Faith-Based Perspectives and Recent Ireland Historic Changes

For information on Chatham's Interfaith engagement efforts or to get involved in spirituality programming on campus, please contact Dr. Randi Congleton, director of multicultural affairs, at (412) 365-2499 or r.congleton@chatham.edu.


Diversity and Inclusion Council

The Diversity & Inclusion Council at Chatham University will act as a catalyst to create an environment centered around respect, acceptance, personal responsibility, and recognition of the value of all individuals.

Multi-Faith Council

Chatham University's Multi-Faith Council (MFC) consists of representatives from spiritual and religious organizations in the Pittsburgh area that advise and assist Chatham University in serving the spiritual and religious needs of its student community.

THE MULTI-FAITH COUNCIL SEEKS TO:

  • To offer guidance and community resources for our students which enable the students live out their religious faith;
  • To provide a multi-faith program for the Chatham University that nurtures and supports religious groups;
  • To build community through meaningful, multi-faith celebrations;
  • To engage the University community in programs that foster inter-religious dialogue and understanding;
  • To help the university community through times of struggle and crisis;
  • To offer opportunities for alumni, faculty, staff and students to grow spiritually in their lives and learning through educational programs and spiritual reflection;
  • To participate in campus-wide activities and programs.

Multi-Faith Council Representatives

BRIDGE CITY CHURCH EAST LIBERTY CAMPUS
Pastor Shawn Collins

CATHOLIC NEWMAN CENTER & ST. PAUL CATHEDRAL PARISH
Father Joshua Kibler

CHABAD AT CHATHAM
Rabbi Shmuel Weinstein
Sara Weinstein

COALITION FOR CHRISTIAN OUTREACH (CCO) & CHATHAM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Juliet Casinelli

EAST LIBERTY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND T.R.A.I.L.
Wil Forrest

FIRST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH & LUTHERAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP (LCMS)
Rev. Eric Andrae

HILLEL JEWISH UNIVERSITY CENTER
Danielle Kranjec

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY CENTER – PITTSBURGH
Imam Tadese

LOVE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Bishop David Alan Brock

PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Tracy Riggle Young

PSALM AND THE LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY IN GREATER PITTSBURGH (ELCA)
Rev. Brian Bennett

THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. Karie Charlton


RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS/SERVICES IN THE AREA

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The Multi-Faith Council Guidebook is designed to help serve as a general education and reference tool for the Chatham University community. It includes information on places of worship, significant holy days, and student religious organizations. The Guidebook is designed to help strengthen relationships of the diverse religious and non-religious groups at Chatham University. Download PDF »

» Click here to view a list of places of worship in Pittsburgh