As we attempt to process the unspeakable loss of life, pain, and suffering throughout Sri Lanka, The Office of the Chaplain offers our compassion, empathy, care, and support to members of our Wake Forest Christian communities and their families. A fellow Christian minister reminds us that “the attack in Sri Lanka is a brutal reminder of the on-the-ground realities of this yet-to-be-healed world. We live in a world where both the horror of Good Friday & the glory of Resurrection Sunday live side-by-side.” And so, we mourn. We mourn and we hope. We call for justice and we call-out for mercy. In mourning we pray for each life lost in the attacks, and in hope we pray that each life lost is now safe in the loving embrace of our Creator. In hope we pray for the injured – that their physical and emotional healing may be quick and complete, and we commit our hands and our hearts in the work of peace and justice in our hurting world.
The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life seeks to support a diversity of beliefs through the multi-faith character of the chaplaincy and its relationship to numerous religious life affiliates. We acknowledge the importance of faith, both in our individual and collective lives, and strive to provide opportunities for members of the Wake Forest community to express and explore their faith in a supportive community. The core work of chaplaincy is rooted in the care of the whole person – body, soul and spirit. As such, a key aspect of our office is to make available pastoral care and advisement for any member of the Wake Forest community – students, staff, faculty, and alumni. This can happen through individual counsel, programming on critical spiritual themes, intervention in medical emergencies, mortality concerns and presiding at key life rituals.
In the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life we want to expand religious literacy and broaden knowledge of other spiritualties, as well as promote interfaith dialogue and religious ideas that are reflective of our diverse campus. This website will introduce you to our work, programs and religious life colleagues. Navigate this site to meet the chaplains, the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life staff and religious life affiliates.
336.758.5210 – Chaplain’s Office
336.758.5248 – Campus Ministry Office