Communal Sabbath Time

Posted on October 9th, 2009 by

Recommendation from the Faith Task Force:

Reaffirm the practice of campus-wide personal or communal sabbath time from 10 to 10:20 a.m.

Additional explanation:

As other colleges have moved away from daily chapel and as societal pressures increase from a seemingly never-slowing lifestyle pace, the daily chapel time at Gustavus is an immensely valuable resource for the community by allowing everyone to find time for reflection and renewal no matter their spiritual tradition. This will be successful when the majority of people on campus view this time for reflection and renewal rather than time for eating, having meetings, or completing work. Create a task force in 2009–10 academic year to explore opportunities and communication needed to bolster the idea of a campus-wide daily sabbath.

This recommendation was placed in the Spiritual Growth and Development Strategic Framework Substantive Category using the language:

Reaffirm the practice of campus wide personal or communal sabbath time from 10 to 10:20 a.m.

This recommendation was placed is Tier 1 and is being monitored by the President.


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