Whether you are looking for a community where your deepest questions matter, a place to explore practices that settle and stir, or a trusted group of friends who are making a tradition their own, you will find welcome and connection through the Multifaith Chaplaincy.


The Multifaith Chaplaincy warmly and creatively nurtures the religious, spiritual, secular, and searching community at Bates College, encouraging students to live into fullness and build deeper connection.


Through radically inclusive hospitality, we strive to provide spaces for deep sacred expression, devotional exploration, community connection, reflective contemplation, and compassionate transformation.

The Multifaith Chaplaincy is an open and affirming space for all LGBTQIA+ and non-binary students, faculty and staff. We understand that many LGBTQIA+ students have experienced religious trauma related to their identity, and want to assure you that our Multifaith Community is truly affirming and welcoming to all. Our weekly programs like Hearth, {Pause}, Crossroads, and Arts & Spirituality are designed with radical, inclusive hospitality. We hope to connect with you soon!