The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life will be offering bi-weekly Taize worship services to the WU community, beginning in March. The Taize community was founded in 1940 by Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche, mostly known as Brother Roger who was a Swiss Protestant theologian. The Taize community is located in a small village in Burgundy in France.
The ecumenical monastic order is devoted to peace and justice through prayer and meditation. Brother Roger noted that his conviction that “community life could be a sign that God is love and love alone” made him realize that it was essential to create a community where “kindness of heart and simplicity would be at the center of everything.” Today Taize worship is practiced in various parts of the world within many Christian denominations as well as by those who proclaim no particular faith tradition.
Taize worship takes the form of singing songs repetitively, held together with meditative silences. Chaplain Ineda will be leading the Taize worship services biweekly on either Mondays at 5 p.m. or Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at Cone Chapel, and she welcomes all to participate regardless of faith tradition, spiritual orientation, or worldview. Please fill out the following google form to indicate your interest and your preference of day and time for the Taize service.