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Welcome to the University of the Virgin Islands’

Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism!

 
We extend a very warm welcome to you and hope that you find this Center to be a place for reflection, meditation and prayer as you grow to your highest potential. The Center serves as a mechanism for promoting spirituality and professionalism which are the key essentials to success. It is a place to seek solitude and peace, rediscover yourself, relax, and provide resources for information and support for those who desire to search for knowledge and explore wisdom.
 
The Center is conveniently located on the 3rd Floor of the Classroom Administration (CA) Building in Room 304 (St. Thomas Campus) and in the Dorsch Residence Complex Room BB103 (Albert A. Sheen Campus). We invite you to the Center for individual or group retreats, and a variety of faith and educational presentations, workshops, and seminars. People of all faiths and cultures are welcome. Explore our website and learn more about the opportunities we offer to enhance your life experience and social well-being.
 
The Golden Rule…A Principle for Living
 
The Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism embraces “The Golden Rule” as part of our efforts to find common ground among all the world’s faith traditions. This rule runs through the fabric of all religions and cultures and challenges us to live in harmony and unity with all beings on the planet. Here are a few examples of the Golden Rule as it appears in ten different faith traditions.
 
ANCIENT EGYPT
Do for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do. – The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant: 109-110
 
BAHAI:
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself. - Bahá'u'lláh - Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, 30
 
BUDDHISM
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. – The Buddha - Udana-Varga 5:18
 
CHRISTIANITY
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. – Jesus – Bible: Matthew 7:12
 
CONFUCIANISM
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. – Confucius - Analects of Confucius 15:24
 
HINDUISM
Treat others as you treat yourself. – Mahabharata 5:1517
 
ISLAM
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself. - The Prophet Muhammad – Hadith
 
JUDAISM
Love thy neighbor as thyself. – Leviticus 19:18
 
What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. - Talmud, Shabbat 3id
 
TAOISM
Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. - Tai Shang Kan Yin P’ien
 
ZOROASTRIANISM
That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self. – Dadistan-i-Dinik 94:5
UPCOMING EVENTS
Spring 2017
 
Concerts
 
Meet & Greet
February 3 & 15
 
Ethics Workshops
Ethics & Decision Making Workshop
for Students
February 8 & 9
 
Workplace Ethics
March 2 & 3
 
Ethics in Agriculture
March 14 & 15
 
PULSE Courses
2-Day Conflict Mediation Course
February 7-8 (STT Campus)
February 16-17 (AAS Campus)
 
5-Day Mediation Certification Course
May 15-19 (STT Campus)
 
Peace Initiatives
 
Lectures
February 22
March 22
 
Spring Interfaith Gatherings
January 24 & 25
February 15 & 21
March 15 & 21
April 18 & 19
 
Interfaith Spring Festival
April 23 (AAS Campus)
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For more information about CSAP, contact Dr. Wendy V. Coram Vialet at 340-693-1003 or email us at csap@live.uvi.edu.