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Making Meaning in the Midst of a Pandemic
Here are some resources that might be helpful for gaining perspective, strength, and spiritual sustenance during this time of social distancing and isolation. Be watching for more resources to be added over time.
- Spiritual Tools & Tips for caring for self and others
- Practicing in a Pandemic Buddhist teachings from Tricycle
- Intercessory Prayer in the Christian tradition from The Lutheran World Federation
- Poetry in the Midst of a Pandemic offers strength, perspective and hope
- Mindfulness Practices Guided meditations and lessons from Lindsay Foreman and the UVM Mindfulness program.
- Art Appreciation Ground yourself in beauty and creativity by touring famous museum collections.
- Nature Appreciation Spend time via livecam with the living beings with whom we share our world.
- Travel a Labyrinth Use this tool for relaxation, reflection, and grounding.
- Food Pantry For UVM students in need of foodstuffs.
As the campus and the majority of society is practicing social distancing during the current pandemic, many spiritual communities are creating online opportunities for prayer, reflection, and community. Check these links for campus and community virtual gatherings. We will be striving to update these offerings regularly.
Student Clubs & Religious Organizations
The list below includes groups recognized by the Student Government Association, as well as members of the UVM Spiritual and Religious Life Council and other student groups which support students' spiritual and religious needs.
- Alpha Omega Vermont
- Apostolos Missions Vermont (AM)
- Campus Impact
- Catholic Center at UVM
- Chabad @ UVM
- Chi Alpha (XA)
- Cooperative Christian Ministry
- UVM Hillel
- Interfaith Student Coalition
- InterVarsity (IV)
- Muslim Student Association (MSA)
- Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
- The Vine
Local Spiritual & Religious Communities
One of the wonderful things about living in Burlington is the opportunity to explore and connect with a diversity of spiritual and religious communities. Possible Communities (pdf) based on their proximity to campus and/or recommendation by a member of the UVM community.
- Interfaith Calendar - Part of creating an inclusive and equitable campus climate is being mindful of important religious and cultural celebrations when scheduling academic work and co-curricular programming. Two different PDF versions of the Interfaith Calendar are available:
- Academic & Employment Policies -
- UVM Dining - Information on how UVM Dining aims to provide dietary options for a variety of religious practices.
- Prayer, Meditation & Reflection Spaces - Quiet, inclusive spaces in addition to the Prayer & Meditation Room at the Interfaith Center include:
- Prayer & Meditation Room here at the Interfaith Center
- Meditation Room at The Mosaic Center for Students of Color (Living/Learning - Building E)
- Meditation Room on the 3rd floor of Allen House (461 Main Street) at the Center for Cultural Pluralism. This space is available weekdays from 8 am - 4:30 pm whenever the room is not being used for meetings.
- Bias Report Form - A means for reporting spiritual or religious bias you have either experienced or witnessed in our community.
Other Interfaith Resources
- Library of World Religions & Faith Traditions - Written by the world's leading authorities on religion and spirituality, it offers accurate, balanced information about the origins, history, beliefs, rituals, ethics and community structures of various world religions.
- Religion News Service - This non-profit strives to inform, illuminate and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions. They collect writing on religion, spirituality and ideas from a variety of reputable sources.
- On Being: The Big Questions of Meaning - The Peabody Award winning radio program and podcast that opens up the animating questions at the center of human experience.
- The Pluralism Project - A resource for engaging, educating, and strengthening the next generation of religious and civic leaders in the United States.
- Interfaith Youth Core - College students and campuses building a movement of people from all faiths and traditions who are working together to change the world.
- Interfaith Power & Light - This group promotes practical steps to protect the earth's ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.
- Vermont Interfaith Action - This faith-based, grassroots coalition of congregations transforms ordinary people into empowered and engaged citizens.
- The Interfaith Observer - This free, monthly digital journal explores interreligious relations and the interfaith movement as a whole.