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Letter to the Editor: Chaplains speak to WPD allegations

Letter to the Editor: Chaplains speak to WPD allegations

Valerie Bailey, Sharif Rosen, and Seth Wax August 22, 2020
As individuals who live and work in Williamstown, and especially as students and teachers of faith traditions that uphold the dignity of each person, we are appalled by the recent allegations of racial and sexual misconduct by the leadership of the Williamstown Police Department.
The heart of injustice

The heart of injustice

Sharif Rosen June 2, 2020
As I share into this space, I do so with trepidation. My hesitancy is not from the fear of saying the wrong thing, but from the feeling that I am unsure of my right to say much of anything at all right now. The pain people are experiencing in light of the ceaseless miasma of hatred and violence against black lives in this nation must be named – loudly and vigorously – but perhaps best by those living the reality of dehumanization firsthand.
Chaplains’ Corner: Reflections on Ramadan

Chaplains’ Corner: Reflections on Ramadan

Sharif Rosen April 29, 2020

This year marks my eighteenth consecutive Ramadan fast and, still, the dryness in my throat, hunger pangs and fatigue can feel intense at times. I still glance at my watch on occasion to see that there’s...

Chaplains’ Corner: (An)other Spring Break

Chaplains’ Corner: (An)other Spring Break

Sharif Rosen March 11, 2020

In the very first days of my training as a chaplain, we learned that the foundations of effective chaplaincy and spiritual care lay in the ability first to notice, and gradually undo, one’s tendency...

Chaplains Corner

Chaplain’s Corner

Valerie Bailey, Sharif Rosen, and Seth Wax September 11, 2019

Welcome to the Chaplains’ Office column! We will be writing twice a month, offering reflections on spiritual themes that are inspired through our respective faith journeys and our engagement with thoughts...

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