The Spiritual Life team at Choate Rosemary Hall has opened its doors to all for its Open House for All Peoples week (January 22 –January 29). Throughout the week, Spiritual Life and its individual groups are celebrating peace, justice, and community in a series of events open to the whole community. Buddhist Meditation, Christian Fellowship, Catholic students at Choate, Hillel, Muslim Students Association and our Spiritual Life students, chaplains and advisers are hosting a fun array of events and discussions including a Cook 'N Chat, Hot Cocoa and Discussion on Christianity and Protest, Walking Meditation, Movie Screening and Discussion on Moral Witness, Open Mic on Justice, and Challah bread making.
All week long, students, teachers and others in the community will also be making 1,000 paper cranes, to celebrate the peace tradition started in Japan by Sadako Sasaki. These cranes will hang in the Seymour St. John Chapel and will be taken by our student and faculty representatives to Japan as part of our continued work with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Students will also be taking action on issues of peace or justice that they care about and standing to affirm the dignity of all people by writing letters to their congressional representatives.
The week will conclude with An Open House for All Peoples Interfaith Celebration on Sunday, January 29, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. at the Seymour St. John Chapel, drawing upon many sacred traditions, texts and music to join together for inspiration, celebration, and solidarity.