Pastoral care and spiritual support for students and staff

Pastoral  care and  spiritual  support  on campus 

Kia ora  koutou.  Our Chaplaincy team is  here  to  support and encourage  you during your  years  at  University and Polytechnic. We are not out to convert you, but to accompany when you find yourself dealing with spiritual or religious questions. To be what the Irish call an anam chara - a soul friend. 

We are here to provide pastoral care and a listening ear, to support people of faith (or no faith) in groups or individually, to pray with or for you, and to provide worship opportunities (informal or formal).  We are  here to help  you  nurture  your   spiritual  health and  well-being,  so that you can achieve  your academic  and other  goals  in life.  

Please  come  and visit  us  in the  Upper  Room on the Mezzanine  Floor in the  University  Union building,  or  send us an  e mail  or  txt  to make  an  appointment. Our  contact details  are  available under  the  "About the  Chaplains"  link .      You can also check  out what is happening via  facebook  via  Otago  Tertiary Chaplaincy.     

You are  warmly invited  to attend  our  Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group Annual Peace Lecture :  

Pursuing Peace in a Time of Peace and a Time of War

Rabbi Fred Morgan  

Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

St. David Lecture Theatre, St David Street, University of Otago

5.30pm-7pm Wednesday 9th September 2015 (Supper to follow)

Jewish tradition teaches us to be like the children of Aaron, seeking peace and pursuing it. In the same vein, it teaches us to expect times of peace and times of war. Does the notion of pursuing peace have to be modified according to the time in which we find ourselves? How do the dynamics of pursuing peace change from one context to the other? What is the role of religions in times of peace and times of war? And how do the dynamics of pursuing peace under different circumstances impact on interfaith relations?


© Otago Tertiary Chaplains
Upper Room
University Union Building
Box 1436
University of Otago

Upstairs in the Student Centre Otago Polytechnic Harbour Terrace Dunedin