March 15, 2011
The Office of Religious Life has organized several events this week in solidarity with the people of Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.
March 16, noon
Write thoughts or prayers on solidarity ribbons at a table set up for the weekly community gathering at Asbury Circle.
Silent Gathering in Asbury Circle
March 17, 12:15 p.m.
Gather for 10 minutes in a circle of silent prayer and reflection. Ribbons will be provided for writing prayers or thoughts.
Ribbons in Cannon Chapel for Contemplative Practices
March 17, 5 p.m.
A ritual and hanging of the ribbons outside of Cannon Chapel.
Cannon Chapel is open for prayer and reflection.
"Operating out of Emory's commitment to be and develop compassionate citizens of the world, the Emory community is able, through ritual and prayer ribbons, to
reach beyond its campus and provide support and care for the tragedy in Japan," says Saul Burleson, assistant chaplain in the Office of Religious Life.
It's a way to take prayer, he continues, "which is normally associated with introspection and contemplation, and move it toward a more active stance and tangible expression."