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    Wesley Center

    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Located on the 3rd floor of the Anderson Center (ANDC 318).

    Fax: 651-523-2608

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    Catalyst Programs

    Learn more about Catalyst Programs at Hamline University.
  • Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice

    Upcoming events

    Creating Culture of Peace Non-Violence Training

    Saturday, Feb. 22 9:30-5pm
    Sunday, Feb. 23 9:30-2pm

    Spend a weekend with two nationally recognized activists, learning the non-violent practices and techniques used by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
        Receive a 10 Hour Certificate of Completion from Creating a Culture of Peace, an organization working nationwide to foster community-based peacemaking. 

    *This event is currently full.

    Statement of Purpose

    The purpose of the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice is:

    "To connect the pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person, through compassionate action and courageous reflection."

    The programs of the Wesley Center bring together Catalyst Programs, Civic Engagement and Community Service, the Hancock-Hamline Collaboration, the McVay Youth Partnership, and Religious and Spiritual Life.

    Wesley Center Areas

    Civic Engagement and Community Service
    The Civic Engagement and Community Service branch of the Wesley Center provides programming and resources for community service initiatives, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement activities such as voting.

    Hamline to Hamline Collaboration
    Since 1991, when it became the first University-Elementary partnership of its kind in the nation, the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration has been working to create meaningful and lasting connections among elementary school, college, and the community that inspire the love of life-long learning. 

    McVay Youth Partnership
    The McVay Youth Partnership, “Youth VOICE”, is an after-school program where select Hamline students serve as mentors and role models working with inner-city, middle school youth. McVay fellows work in teams and are responsible for planning and leading the programming. They are assisted by McVay interns who bring their own unique talents to the program. All staff receive training from the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching and other organizations.

    Religious and Spiritual Life
    Religious and Spiritual Life is committed to building bridges connecting the sacred, academic, and social aspects of life on campus. The focus of RSL is on fostering spiritual exploration and growth, promoting compassion, justice, and concern for the common good, while providing personal, emotional, and spiritual support and referrals. RSL offers:

    • Confidential personal, emotional, and spiritual support
    • Services at critical times in the life of the Hamline University community and the world
    • The annual multifaith Baccalaureate Service for graduating students
    • The Annual Chocolate Seder and Latke Cook-Off
    • Christian programs, including the annual Christmas Candlelight Service, Ash Wednesday services, Gospel Choir, and periodic bilingual masses
    • Weekly events such as Buddhist meditation, Torah Study, Muslim Prayer, and Multifaith Alliance
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  • Wesley Center News
    • The Hamline University Department of Religion, the Wesley Center, and the Department of Music are hosting, Sacred Sound: Chanting and Music in the World’s Religions on Saturday, April 26 from 1-4 p.m. in the Kay Fredericks Room of the Klas Center.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.
    • Two Hamline students and two staff members recently traveled to Cambridge, MA to visit the humanist communities at Harvard in support of the new Values in Action program at Hamline.
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  • Spring Break Service Trips
    Service Learning at Hamline (Video)
    See highlights from the spring break Catalyst trip to White Earth, MN.
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    Favorite Hamline Study Spots
    Hamline students reveal their favorite study spots and tips.
  • Presentation Resources
    Resources for Communication Studies Students
    View Patricia Palmerton's resources for oral presentations.
  • Library Research
    Library Research resources at Hamline
    Looking for resources? Visit Bush Memorial Library to start your research