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Multifaith Musings: What Mindfulness Means to Aaron Geringer

My name is Aaron Geringer. I am a mental health therapist at the Gustavus Adolphus College Counseling Center. Mindfulness is a guiding principle in my practice in promoting a holistic sense of wellbeing. One of my colleagues and I lead secular mindfulness meditations during Wednesday Sabbath in the Bonnier Multifaith Center. These sessions are open to […]

Multifaith Musings: New Opportunities for Interfaith Engagement

As religious hate crimes escalate around the country, it is heartening to see a similar rise in efforts to promote inter-religious understanding. Below I describe three initiatives that give me hope: a new statewide organization, a community program, and an event here at Gustavus. These are just a few examples out of many. Future posts […]

Meet Chaplain Maggie

Chaplain Maggie Falsenschek believes that it’s important to lead from a place of authenticity.   Maggie was raised in the ELCA tradition, but it wasn’t until college that she  really came to appreciate her specific denomination. It was then that she was able to examine scripture, learn about different components of her faith, and study […]

Multifaith Musings: Reflections from Matthew Kalkman ’20

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian Church in the world and has over 1.29 billion members.  It is headed by the Pope and the Holy See in the Vatican in Rome.  The theological foundations of this religion are based on the Nicene creed.  The Mother Mary and saints may be included in prayers […]