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"Spiritual Practice"

Embedded in all of our days, weeks, and years are opportunities to grow deeper in faith and closer in community. And we often take advantage of this special, transitional time of the year to commit to new spiritual habits—to devote time to God and to our spiritual growth.

We have an astounding number of faith resources available in this community among our faculty, staff, students, and guests. So this year, I am launching a spiritual life podcast and blog that will make those resources more widely available across our five schools, in hopes that we can better support and connect to one another in our spiritual lives. It is my hope that the regular messages may encourage and teach you something new on your commute, afternoon walk, or lunch break.

-Sara Barton, University Chaplain

Eboo Patel

Season 1 - Episode 7: Eboo Patel

This spiritual life podcast features Sara's conversation with author, speaker, educator, and interfaith leader, Dr. Eboo Patel. Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape. On the podcast, Sara asks about Eboo's spiritual practices, the role of his mother's faith in his life, and his hopes for the young people to whom he devotes his life. who was on campus for the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series.

Whitney Young Groves meets with women in Washington DC to listen to their stories and presentations to US Congressional and government leaders

Advocacy as a Spiritual Practice

Seaver Graduate, Whitney Young Groves ('17), Advocacy Associate with World Vision USA, presents the biblical imperative to advocate on behalf of others and reflects on her role as an advocate for gender equality.