Conversation Opportunities and Vigils


At the request of a member of the Bates community, the Multifaith Chaplaincy may organize a response to troubling or tragic events on or off-campus. Recent vigils have included moments of reflection, candle lighting and silence for outbreaks of violence throughout the world and other tragedies as well as collaborative efforts with OutFRONT for Transgender Day of Visibility and Transgender Awareness week.

Grief Group

“A mosaic is a conversation between what is broken.” -Terry Tempest Williams
Once a year, the Multifaith Chaplaincy facilitates an ongoing conversation among students, faculty, and staff who are living with grief.

Reading Groups

Occasional dialogues about novels, short stories, nonfiction and particular authors. Our most recent reading group delved into “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown.