A Multi-faith Chaplaincy
London is a city bustling with varied religious and faith activity. The Chaplaincy at King’s reflects the diverse nature of the university and the wider London community.
In particular, the Chaplaincy is multi-faith, which means that:
- It supports students and staff of all faiths and none: everybody is welcome
- It seeks to promote mutual understanding and respect between people of different faiths and beliefs, including the desire to share together the riches of each tradition
- It emphasises community, hospitality and care while also valuing difference and diversity
- It offers an inclusive space for worship, prayer, mediation, relaxation and spiritual exploration across traditions
- It promotes justice and acceptance over and above exclusion or discrimination. In particular, the Chaplaincy recognises Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism as irresponsible and unacceptable
- It believes that multi-faith engagement can enable greater understanding of our own faith traditions.
Whilst there are sometimes concerns that closer relationships between different religions will lead to blurring the distinctiveness of traditions, in the contemporary world the Chaplaincy sees positive multi-faith relations as a necessity for global survival and for the integrity of each religion. The Chaplains at King's come from a range of different faith traditions and denominations, and you can see them here.
Monthly Wednesdays - SCRIPTURAL REASONING
Scriptural Reasoning involves Chaplains from different traditions meeting to read passages from their respective sacred texts, usually on a particular theme. They then discuss together the content of those texts and ways in which those texts shape their engagement with contemporary issues. The aim is not to find agreement, but rather to grow in understanding of one another's traditions and explore the texts and different possible interpretations.
At King’s, we hold monthly Scriptural Reasoning sessions to discuss various topics with Abdul (Muslim Chaplain) Harrie (Jewish Chaplain) and Keith (Christian Chaplain) and other guests.
- Wednesday 27 January - Theme: REST
Join the session here (Microsoft Teams).
- Wednesday 17 February - Theme tbc
Link to join the session will be published here in due course.
- The Inter Faith Network lists information on major holy days and festival dates
- There are many different faith and spirituality student societies at KCLSU (click on the link, then select ‘faith and spirituality’)
- King’s Religion and Belief Equality Policy Statement can be found here.