Bonnier Multifaith Center

Fostering lives of engaged compassion through the cultivation of diverse religious and spiritual practices.

Rooted in the College’s core values of faith, justice, community, service and excellence, the purpose of the Bonnier Multifaith Center is to foster lives of engaged compassion through cultivating diverse religious and spiritual practices. Activities in the Center will include personal and communal meditation and prayer, interfaith conversations, text studies, and contemplative practices that sustain social justice activism. We invite all members of the Gustavus community, regardless of their religious and philosophical commitments, to use the Center for personal prayer, reflection, and meditation during unscheduled times and to request and use the Center’s space for organized religious, spiritual, or contemplative practices. 

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In the News

The Bonnier Multifaith Center was recently featured in The Campus View newsletter in an article about religious diversity at Gustavus.

Multifaith Holiday Calendar - 2017-2018

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Dates Holiday Tradition Can accommodations be requested?
Sept. 1-4 Eid al Adha Islam Yes
Sept. 20-22 Rosh Hashanah Judaism Yes
Sept. 29-30 Yom Kippur Judaism Yes
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Ashura Islam  
Oct. 4-11 Sukkot Judaism  
Oct. 19 Diwali Hinduism-Sikhism-Jainism  
Oct. 31 Reformation Day Protestant Christianity  
Nov. 1 All Saints Day Christianity  
Dec. 3-24 Advent Christianity  
Dec. 12-20 Hanukkah Judaism  
Dec. 21 Yule/Solstice Christianity/Paganism  
Dec. 25 Christmas Day Christianity Campus Closed
Dec. 26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa African-American Campus Closed
Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday Christianity  
Feb. 16 Lunar New Year Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism  
March 21 Spring Equinox Paganism  
March 30 Good Friday Christianity  
March 30-April 7 Passover Judaism Yes
April 1 Easter Christianity  
April 11-12 Yom HaShoah Judaism  
May 16-June 14 Ramadan Islam Yes
May 29 Vesak Buddhism  
June 14-15 Eid al-Fitr Islam