Programs and Worship Services
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We hope that students will find a spiritual home while engaging in studies at NYUAD. The Spiritual Life Resource Center (SLRC) on the 4th Floor of Sama Tower is open 24/7 and we invite students to use this space for personal prayer and reflection.
Worship at NYUAD happens in many forms and at many different times. When classes are in session, we provide transportation to local houses of worship. Although the UAE is a Muslim country, Christians can find Anglican, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Greek Orthodox churches not far from our campus. Our neighbor Emirate of Dubai has a Hindu Temple and a Russian Orthodox Church. OSL assists members of the NYUAD community in finding resources to worship in their own faith tradition or individual spiritual practice.
Because students at NYUAD are often far from their home faith communities, our NYU New York Chaplains, Rev. Susan Field, Imam Khalid Latif, Father John McGuire, and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna are available to speak with students via phone or video conference. Also, Student Life Advisors and local affiliates are available for pastoral care and support. This may include comfort in times of sorrow, prayer in times of need, and conversation regarding spiritual reflection and vocational discernment. Contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Whether it is a panel or film discussion, a workshop for the intellectually curious, or tours of sacred spaces within the region, OSL supports students in developing programs. We assist students with faith-inspired cultural and culinary events around notable holidays. We also have a number of student-initiated groups for a variety of spiritual practices. If you are interested in an event or a student interest group (SIG), contact OSL.
- Abu Dhabi Campus Fellowship: In the Christian tradition, ADCF offers Bible studies, retreats, fellowship, and prayer partners.
- Advocacy provides opportunities for students to volunteer at the St. Andrew's Thrift Shop, as well as provide support at the workers camps and safe houses.
- The Islamic Student Union provides a space for Muslims, and those interested in the Muslim faith, to hold events, workshops, seminars, classes, trips, and community service learning projects.
- Shorashim offers an insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and Jewish traditions. The group provides instructional services around the high holidays as well as Purim plays and other cultural and spiritual offerings.
For more information about resources for student initiated programs, pastoral care, worship, or to find help in finding a spiritual home, contact OSL.