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  • “We wish to express our opposition to this fear – mongering, Islamophobic form of systemic, institutionalized racism and disrespect. We stand in solidarity with members of the Muslim communities affected including PACBIC members, staff, faculty, and students, and wish to express our sincerest condolences to the families of the 6 men murdered in a Quebec mosque on January 29th 2017.” and “As an institution that is committed to inclusion, it is of the utmost importance that we condemn and oppose such measures that aim to impose blanket restriction on rights and freedoms based on bigotry, hatred and white supremacist ideas that have no basis in legitimate knowledge.”
    While we understand statements are part of the work, we know much more remains.
    The Inter-Faith Working Group and the Chaplaincy Centre of McMaster University stand in solidarity with this statement of the President's Advisory Committee for Building anInclusive Community.
    Rev Andy Crowell
    Ecumencial Chaplain to McMaster University
    Convener of the Inter-Faith Working Group to PACBIC at McMaster University
  • Trees for our Children
    Trees are essential for the future of our planet. They remove air pollution and help us breathe. They provide shade and shelter. They contribute to good mental and physical health. They store carbon to mitigate climate change.
    Presentations by Juby Lee and Jen Baker, Environment Hamilton and Hamilton Naturalists' Club (Trees Please Program), Myrna Pond, Spiritual Director (The Sacredness of Trees) The Dundas Valley Tree Keepers, Lorraine Roy, Dundas Textile Artist (2016 City of Hamilton Arts Awared Recipient)
    The event is freen and it begins at 7 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street West, Dundas
  • All Things

    Every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:45 pm, students are welcome to join us in MUSC for a dinner and discussion post a speaker presentation with Chaplain Seth. The group of students also coordinate intramural groups, hikes, and social gatherings off and on campus. New students welcome!
    Check out the group on FB "All Things CRC- Campus Ministry"
  • Need to talk?

    Our Chaplains, Andy Crowell and Seth Adema are available to talk to students during this stressful time. This is a non-judgemental, confidential and supportive service where students are welcome to connect directly via email or by dropping in at The Chaplaincy Centre MUSC 231. Talking is good it clears our minds and lifts our spirit --so let's talk.
    Andy can be reached at crowella@mcmaster.ca and Seth at ademas@mcmaster.ca

About Us

The Chaplaincy Centre is a place where we aspire to care about you as a "whole person", and to partner with other services on campus to help students, faculty and staff with academic, relational, spiritual and practical concerns. The personal support we seek to offer also can lead to a wide variety of programs ranging from prayer to social justice, social connections, self-care of mind, body and spirit, peace-making to awareness-raising.

Confidentiality

Are you looking to share your thoughts with someone who will not judge you, will keep everything confidential, and can provide you with some advice if you want it? Our chaplains are here to meet with you!

"Our core values are inclusive. Our approach is non-judgemental. Our inspiration is YOU!"

Soup's On with Andy

Building community! Meeting other students on campus can sometimes be difficult especially if you are in a class of 250+ students. One of the great things about university is getting the chance to meet others and to share great experiences with them. This free Soup Lunch for students makes it all happen --you get to meet others in a relaxing environment, share with them or enjoy the company of others, and eat a healthy lunch. Come out and join Andy every Wednesday in January in MUSC 206/207 at 12:30 pm.

This weekly event has been made possible through community members who want students to have a healthy and great experience --volunteers Carol P. and Carolyn K., the Real Food Market in Westdale Village who prepares the soup, and a fantastic group of donors faculty, alumni, staff, and community members.