• Allison Pelyhes

Numen Lumen l 9/11 20th Anniversary l 9/11/2021

Sharing from their unique traditions, Elon University's Council of Chaplains share reflections with the community of their experiences on 9/11/2001.

Order of reflections: Rev. Kirstin Boswell (University Chaplain and Dean of Multifaith Engagement), Imam Shane Atkinson (Chaplain for Muslim Life), Trung Huynh-Duc (Director of Catholic Life), Betsy Polk (Director of Jewish Life and Acting University Chaplain), Rev. Julie Tonnesen (LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians and Friends) Campus Minister and Spirit and Pride Coordinator), and Rev. Dr. Joel Harter (Associate University Chaplain.)


Our Numen Lumen theme this year invites speakers and musicians to ponder the idea of dreaming. “Dreaming” will push our community to traverse the passive and active forms that dreaming takes in our lives. Speakers will explore the literal and figurative series of images, ideas, sensations, and emotions in the mind and through their work.

We ask speakers to ponder where reality and dreaming meet, what form dreaming takes in their everyday lives, and how dreaming directs their pathway. Can dreaming be a productive form of activism? Is dreaming strictly forward-thinking, or can it exist without time restraints? Is dreaming simply an involuntary experience? How may dreaming be dangerous, or irresponsible in the face of real-world issues? Or, where can it be a useful instrument? What are the burdens of dreaming? What or who makes you dream?

We encourage you to share your thoughts and responses to our speaker in the comment section below!

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