What is Chaplaincy about?
The chaplaincy team offers a caring presence to all staff and students at UWS; encouraging spirituality, offering hospitality and creating community. We do this by embracing our diversity, encouraging conversation and respecting our similarities and differences. Our role is to encourage a spiritual life within the University. Our key aim is to help you get the most out of your time at UWS. Our chaplains come from a variety of spiritual traditions, offering:
- a safe place and an open ear
- opportunities to nurture, express and explore your spirituality
- links to religious groups and faith communities
- connection of life and faith through critical thinking, exploration of ethical issues and action for social justice
- care and support in times of uncertainty, crisis and loss
- thoughtful acts of service with, and for, others
- a free and confidential service
UWS Photographic Exhibition: My Faith, Our Australia: Common Ground.
Official exhibition opening: 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Thursday 19 September 2013. Outside the Allen Library, Kingswood campus.
Free event, finger food will be available.
Submit a photograph!
Multifaith Chaplaincy invites staff and students to submit a digital photo for the exhibition ‘My Faith, Our Australia: Common Ground’.
Your entry needs to be submitted as an eight to ten megapixel digital photo via email. Submissions need to include:
- Your name and staff or student ID number
- A completed Photographic Entry form
Submit photos to: email@example.com
The closing date for submission of photos is Monday, 2 September 2013.
For further information, please contact Christine Gapes, UWS Chaplain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multifaith Facilities are available for students and staff on all UWS campuses.
Prayer & Meditation
Building 10.G.19 (Female)
|Campbelltown||Building 2.2.02||Building 2.2.07|
|Hawkesbury||Building P22||Building P23|
|Parramatta||Building ESa, Room 1||Building EF, Room 4|
|Penrith||Building H||Building H|
These Multifaith facilities are founded on the spiritual places of the Darug People, the traditional caretakers of this region. They are available for all who hold to a faith tradition as well as those who do not. They offer a safe place to meet, pray, reflect, meditate or simply take some time for yourself. There are multifaith libraries to browse, chaplains to chat with, groups to connect with and religious festivals to celebrate. Multifaith facilities are places where your inner life is respected and honoured.
|Bankstown||(02) 9772 6526||Richard Blightemail@example.com|
|Campbelltown||(02) 9685 9324||Valerie Powidzkifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hawkesbury||(02) 4570 1614||Rosanne Sinclairemail@example.com|
|Parramatta||(02) 9685 9324||Valerie Powidzkifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Penrith||(02) 4736 0803||Christine Gapesemail@example.com|
UWS is served by chaplains from a broad range of denominations/faith traditions:
(02) 4736 0803 0417 201 463
(02) 9772 6526 0422 282 893
|Buddhist (Advisor)||(02) 9966 8893||Anita Laufirstname.lastname@example.org|
(02) 9685 9324 0414 638 884
(02) 4570 1614 0424 250 633
|Coptic Orthodox||0418 283 114||Fr Matthew Attiaemail@example.com|
|Islam (External advisor)||0422 908 323||Hanan Doverfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Islam||(02) 4736 0145||Ataur Rahmanemail@example.com|
|Jewish (External advisor)||(02) 9381 4281||Shailee Mendelevich
|Presbyterian||(02) 9774 5740||Rev Peter Barnesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
(02) 9685 9307 0433 800 973
(02) 9841 5318 0405 103 302
(02) 9841 5479 0405 103 320
(02) 4736 0803 0422 498 371
|Christine Gapesemail@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org|
UWS is also visited by other denominations/faith traditions. For more information please contact Sister Valerie Powidzki on (02) 9685 9324 or 0414 638 884 or alternatively via email email@example.com
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