Programs and Events

Upcoming Fall 2019 Events

September 11, 2019
9/11 Community Gathering

4:00 PM, Gathering Hall in Muller Chapel
A community gathering on the 18th anniversary of September 11th to remember the lives lost especially the members of the Ithaca College community lost on this tragic day.

October 8, 2019
The Life and Legacy of Tahirih: Dust-Flower-Flame Film Screening
4:00 PM, Gathering Hall in Muller Chapel

October 27-28, 2019
The Sacred and the Strange: A Queer Theology

A conversation with the Rev. M. Barclay an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church and the director of enfleshed - a nonprofit committed to creating and facilitating spiritual resources for bringing what matters back to the gospel for justice, liberation, and delight. 
Co-sponsored by the
 Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, & Services at Ithaca College and St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Ithaca.

November 1-30, 2019
Exhibit: Shower of Stoles
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Each stole contains the story of a LGBTQ person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson. During the month of October, there will be 100 stoles on display in Muller Chapel.
Co-sponsored with the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, & Services at Ithaca College.

November 12-13, 2019
Annual Forum: Belief in the Public Square
Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Muslim Cultures Minor and the Center for IDEAs. 

December 3, 2019
Film Screening: Radical Grace followed by talk by filmmaker Rebecca Parish
7:00 PM, Park Auditorium 

About the Film
When the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns — citing their “radical feminism” — three fearless nuns risk their place in the Church to follow another higher calling: social justice.

One sister takes on Church patriarchy, another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels, and the third launches a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour, leveraging her newfound fame to spotlight social needs. These sisters “bring humor and down-to-earth grit to an epic battle for justice, equality and the dignity of women” (Gene Siskel Film Center).

Following their struggles through the election of Pope Francis, Radical Grace captures a period of dramatic transformation as the Catholic Church grapples with the modern world.