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Office of Campus Ministry

Clare Ettensohn
Campus Minister

Mahoney Library, 2nd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4240
cettensohn@steu.edu

Interfaith Peace Prayer Room

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About the Prayer Room

Located on the top floor of the Mahoney Library in the Campus Ministry wing, the Interfaith Peace Prayer Room is a religiously neutral interfaith prayer and meditation space. The Peace Prayer Room is open during regular library hours and provides a centrally-located, private, and quiet environment for those who wish to participate in worship, prayer, and meditation while on campus.

This room is intentionally dressed with simple furnishings and contains a cupboard holding religious supplies and spiritual texts from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions. Of course, individuals can bring their own items into the space for their practices. We hope that this space might be a place of grounding and renewal.

Space Guidelines

  • The room is to be used for prayer/meditation and religious observances and not as a lounge, study room, meeting room or for other purposes not involved with prayer/meditation. Please respect the requirement for a peaceful, quiet atmosphere.
  • Shoes are to be removed and placed on the provided racks immediately upon entrance.
  • For students who need to perform a ritual cleansing prior to practice, there is a wash station located just down the hall in the Campus Ministry lounge.
  • The use of fire, including lit candles or incense, is not permitted. LED candles are provided for use.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the room. Exceptions due to religious ceremony may be permitted, as approved by the Director of Campus Ministry.
  • Please keep the room clean. All personal and group materials are to be removed from the space after use. Mats/carpets, pillows, texts, and supplies need to be returned to the allotted location. Furniture must remain in the facility and restored to the original position.
  • Symbols of faith must be removed after each individual or group usage, and the overall tone of the room shall be religiously neutral.