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Hendricks Chapel Invites Campus Community to Dinner Discussion on Spirituality, Loss and Grief on Nov. 5
Nearly 30 percent of college students have experienced the loss of a family member or close friend over the past year, according to statistics from Actively Moving Forward, an organization that supports young adults who are grieving. In addition, millions of adults at various stages of life experience loss and grief in response to experiences such as death, illness or injury, career hardship, and an assortment of tragic and life-altering events.
In order to provide a community of support, Hendricks Chapel is sponsoring “A Dinner Conversation on Spirituality, Loss and Grief,” on Nov. 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel.
Following a free dinner, chaplains and guests from a diversity of religious, spiritual, moral and ethical perspectives will provide participants with a casual and inclusive opportunity to share and receive stories, and build community for the sake of peace and healing.
“Grief is like a constant companion. It can be irritating. It is always there and it demands attention,” says Rev. Rhonda Chester, chaplain of the United Methodist Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Syracuse University. “I am grateful for the opportunity to help provide students with tools and resources for working through grief and loss.”
To learn more about the event, visit the SU Events Calendar posting. American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided upon request. For more information, please contact Hendricks Chapel at email@example.com or 315.443.2901.