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  • From left to right: Acting Multifaith Chaplain Emily Wright-Magoon, Acting Associate Multifaith Chaplain Raymond Clothier, Office Coordinator Liana Thompson Knight
    Welcome (back)!

    We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces as the school year starts.
    Stop by to say hello!

    Welcome (back)!

    We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces as the school year starts.
    Stop by to say hello!

  • About Us

    We desire all persons within the Bates community to experience the Multifaith Chaplaincy as a good place to find and create life-giving relation.

    About Us

    We desire all persons within the Bates community to experience the Multifaith Chaplaincy as a good place to find and create life-giving relation.

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    A weekly secular service of music, poetry, and silence, {Pause} creates space for stillness and reflection.

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    A weekly secular service of music, poetry, and silence, {Pause} creates space for stillness and reflection.


Welcome, wherever you are (or are not) on your spiritual journey!

“There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~ Rumi

We desire all persons within the Bates community to experience the Multifaith Chaplaincy as a good place to find and create life-giving relation.

We hope and strive to be a safe harbor, a source of refreshment and renewal, a resource for growth and wisdom, a maker of connections, a giver of unqualified compassion, a gathering of justice-makers.

We are a resource for members of the Bates community who are: participants in an established religious tradition; “spiritual but not religious;” agnostic, atheist, or secular humanists; curious, radically questioning, or just unsure about sacred matters; interested in social justice opportunities and contemplative practices.

Please explore our links above to learn more about us and find ways to connect!


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