A Progressive & Inclusive Christian Community at TCNJ
Where questions, doubt, and differences are expected
– and joy embraced.
Canterbury House provides a Christian frame of reference and spiritual guidance to students interested in thoughtfully exploring who God is calling them to be in the world.
Weekly Schedule (all events at the Spiritual Center):
Sunday NIGHT Candlelight Services: This weekly service is an opportunity to explore scripture within the Christian tradition in a relaxed meditative setting. From 9 PM to 10 PM in the Spiritual Center. All are welcome. The first service is September 9th.
Spiritual Direction: Anyone affiliated with TCNJ is welcome to meet with the Canterbury House Chaplain to explore matters of significance to you in a nonjudgmental and safe space. There is no religious affiliation required or promoted at
Campus-wide Initiatives to Promote Compassion
The Open Circle is a group dedicated to encouraging a cooperative effort to restore compassionate thinking and compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. At The Open Circle we explore and promote the international Charter for Compassion. Go to http://charterforcompassion.org.
This group was initiated by Canterbury House and The Interfaith Council. We hope to expand our cosponsors to include many other student organizations on campus that share our goals.
Thursday Dinners & Discussion: Thursday Evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Spiritual Center.
Each week will focus on different aspects of compassion with guests or readings from different religious/philosophical traditions and/or neuro-scientific research.
Meditation: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from Noon to 12:30 pm
This includes sharing (voluntary), a short inspirational reading (from different religious and spiritual traditions), ten minutes of silence/or guided meditation and closing reflections, if any. Through the practice of meditation/mindfulness on an ongoing basis one is able to access greater wisdom and compassion.
The Millennium Campus: The Millennium Campus is a newly established student group dedicated to ending extreme global poverty and to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The group is part of The Millennium Campus Network consisting of 70 Member organizations on 30 campuses in the Northeast. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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President: Ashley Polhemus email@example.com
Vice President: Mary Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Danielle Stewart email@example.com
Treasurer: Ashley firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: The Rev. Lisa Caton – email@example.com
Canterbury House is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey with the support of students and members of different denominations and faith traditions.