Interfaith/Religious Life

The Interfaith Center unites the Suffolk community via a number of set events and specific resources dedicated to our student, staff, and faculty of all backgrounds.

These resources include:

  • The University chaplain
  • Seasonal celebrations—such as Easter, Chanukah, Advent, Kwanzaa, and Passover--and for ongoing activities like Eastern meditation, worship services, Christian Bible study, Islamic daily prayers, and lectures. Anyone is welcome to start a new religious group at Suffolk or join an existing one.
  • An interfaith room where individuals and student groups of any religious tradition may worship
  • A meditation room

The Reverend Amy L. Fisher, University chaplain, serves as a counselor, spiritual guide, educational advocate, and ethical voice on campus. She is happy to speak with anyone who has questions or concerns about:

  • Spirituality
  • Religion
  • Racial issues
  • Ethics
  • Morality

The Interfaith Center is open daily during the academic year during posted hours.

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Suffolk University Interfaith Center

00:02 This is the Suffolk University Interfaith Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

00:10 I am the University Chaplain, Reverend Amy Fisher, and I’m also the director of this Interfaith Center.

00:22 We welcome absolutely everybody.

00:25 The Interfaith Center serves all students, all staff, and all faculty of all religions, and I define religion as an orientation toward life.

00:40 We have this office space where we can have private individual counseling with any student, staff, or faculty.

00:47 We have a welcome area in the front, and then we have a larger area in the back where we can have forums, Vinyasa yoga classes, Tibetan Buddhist meditations.

00:58 We also have prayer rugs that point in the direction of Mecca.

01:02 Humanists will meet in here, Christian Bible study, Suffolk Hillel or our Jewish Organization.

01:08 So, it’s a very diverse room in the sense that it can accommodate a variety of activities.

01:20 We also have a distinct area slightly down the hall, which is very important because it’s the only gender-inclusive ablution area, really I think anywhere.

01:31 We have two dedicated areas that anyone can go in, close the curtain, and make Wudu or make ablution.

01:38 Then, you go in a private area and now you are clean and able to pray.

01:46 Everyone has an orientation toward life.

01:48 Come and find out about other people’s orientation and then maybe the world would be a tiny bit more peaceful if you learn a little more about yourself and a little more about someone else.