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ERIC Number: EJ837990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-13
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
A Christian College Devotes a Chapel to Many Faiths
Supiano, Becky
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n27 pA22 Mar 2009
Chapman University had a perfectly good chapel, but officials wanted a new one. What they came up with shares more with a Frank Lloyd Wright house than with a typical church. Though Chapman is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination, college leaders wanted a place of worship free of the trappings of Christianity. Over time, the proportion of students who are Disciples of Christ had shrunk. And the campus culture called for a place where students, the staff, and community members of all faiths could worship and learn about one another's beliefs. The Fish Interfaith Center--a modern structure with almost no right angles--opened in 2004. It lies at the heart of the campus, unlike the old, off-campus chapel, and is open to anyone, day or night.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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