{PAUSE} is a reflective secular service of music, poetry, silence, dance and art.

Every Wednesday night at 9pm in Gomes Chapel 


{PAUSE} from Bates College on Vimeo.

The theme for the {Pause} in the above video was “war and peace.” This brief video includes songs performed by Amna Ilyas ’13 of Faisalabad, Pakistan, and poetry read by Erica Long ’12 of Augusta, Maine.

To read more about {PAUSE} check out these articles: “Bates at Night: A respite called {Pause}” “Giving Students Pause for Thought” and “Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy offers an Opportunity to Pause each week”


Multifaith Fellows Denali ’17 and Brennen ’17 with Multifaith Chaplains Brittany and Raymond before {PAUSE}

Please contact our {Pause} Coordinators if you would like to perform at {Pause}! We welcome musical performers, poetry readers, dancers, and more. We’d also like to experiment more with showing visual art. – Denali NalamalapuBrennen Malone