Multifaith Banquet

Wednesday, November 11, 6:30-8:30pm 

Chase Hall, High Ceiling Room 

Join us for a festive dinner in celebration of the religious and spiritual diversity of Bates College! Students offer prayers and narratives about what their religious heritage and spiritual journey mean to them along with musical offerings and blessings from our Associated Chaplains.Traditions represented include Agnostic, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, New Age, Quaker, Seeker, Unitarian Universalist and more! Come hear your friends’ stories!!

Please RSVP by noon on Monday November 9 to

Featured Student Stories: 

Gina Ciobanu

Charlotte Cramer

Tara Das

Kudzaiishe “Irene” Mapfunde

Rakiya Mohamed

Mitch Newlin

Ezra Oliff-Lieberman

Caleb Perlman

Deepsing Syangtan

Emilio Valadez

Featured Musicians: 

The Gospelaires

Divyamaan Sahoo and friends

Nicole Pelonzi

Blessings from our Associated Chaplains:

Reverend Brittany Longsdorf, Multifaith Chaplain

Rabbi Sruli Dresdner, Associated Jewish Chaplain

Rev. Sara Bartlett, Associated Christian Chaplain

Jodi Cohen Hayashida, Associated Unitarian Universalist Chaplain

Father Paul, Associated Catholic Chaplain 


Pat Wood, Multifaith Fellow 


Rakiya Mohamed ’18 speaks at the 2015 Multifaith Banquet