Fairfield University Convenes Interfaith Vigil for Victims of Nepal Earthquake


The public is invited to a special vigil outside the Egan Chapel of Loyola at Fairfield University to show solidarity with those suffering in Nepal

In the aftermath of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, an interfaith vigil service will be held this Sunday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the plaza in front of Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Fairfield University campus. Members of the Nepalese community from Stamford, Connecticut will join students, faculty, staff, and community members to show solidarity, strength and send prayers to those affected in Nepal.

Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation are planning events and fundraisers to support disaster relief in Nepal. “Our JUHAN students and the entire Fairfield University community has mobilized in light of the devastation and human suffering in Nepal. The generosity of our students, faculty and staff has been profoundly heartwarming as we reach out in solidarity as ‘men and women for others.’ It is truly a wonderful reflection of our Jesuit values,” said Julie Mughal, Fairfield University Director, Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) and Assistant Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Fairfield University.

There will be opportunities at the vigil to donate to disaster relief.

For more information about the vigil and donation opportunities, please contact Julie Mughal at jmughal@fairfield.edu.

Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network was developed in 2006 by Fairfield University, Fordham University and Georgetown University as a way to raise awareness on Jesuit campuses of the meaning of humanitarian response and its implications for the Jesuit ideology of “men and women for others,” as well as to jointly address the humanitarian needs of those who are suffering. Since its founding, the network has grown to include Jesuit institutions from across the 28 schools in the U.S. and internationally from the Philippines to Tanzania; Nicaragua to India.

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Posted on May 1, 2015

Vol. 47, No.

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