COVID-19 Update: KPU's Multi-Faith chaplains are happy to continue providing spiritual support during this time, and they are available by email for virtual appointments. Following the new guidelines to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus announced by BC's Provincial Health Officer, the Multi-Faith Centre offices at KPU Surrey and KPU Richmond will be closed for the foreseeable future. To connect with a chaplain, please contact them directly or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also Find us on Facebook
The KPU Multi-Faith Centre is a coalition of diverse faith and secular communities offering students, faculty, and staff an open door, an open mind and an open heart of care and advocacy.
Chaplains at the Multi-Faith Centre are here to:
- Respect the diversity of faith-based and secular worldviews
- Encourage individuals on their spiritual journey
- Inspire thoughtful, integrated, virtuous living
- Collaborate with people of all faiths and secular worldviews for the common good
What do Chaplains do?
The term "chaplain" is now a widely used and accepted term to refer men and women who represent religious or philosophical traditions in a seculary environment like a university, hospital or other public setting. The role of a chaplain varies depending on the community in which they are active.
At KPU, chaplains are available for individual visits. However, at this time our chaplains are only available by email for virtual appointments. They also provide programming that increases the understanding and respect of different religious and philosophical beliefs and work with faith-based and secular student clubs and groups.
Working together we:
- Create spaces of solace and sanctuary, dialogue and discovery
- Provide respectful alternatives for the questioning mind
- Connect people to local faith and secular communities and to global causes