U-M faculty, staff offered opportunities for prayer breaks, worship during Ramadan

June 16, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Updates & Resources

Ramadan is a special month of the year for more than one billion Muslims throughout the world. This year, Ramadan is from Wednesday, June 17 – Friday, July 17.

As with all religious observances, U-M employees are encouraged to practice according to their particular beliefs. The UMHS interfaith chapel will, as usual, be available for prayers. Prayer rugs and Qurans are available at the chapel as well.

For more information about Ramadan, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/diversity/pdffiles/Floating%20celebrations/Ramadan.doc

For information about other faith holidays, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/diversity/resources.htm

Spiritual Care resources for all UMHS employees are available at http://www.uofmhealth.org/pvg/patients/counseling-spiritual-services

Some of the services provided to faculty and staff by the department include:

• Spiritual counseling
• Requested ritual support: prayers, communion, anointing, baptism, blessing, reconciliation
• Spiritual assessment
• Scheduled worship services
• Regular spiritual care contacts and consultations
• Patient, family and staff care and support
• Educational in-services on spiritual and religious issues
• Participation in ethics consults, family conferences and interdisciplinary rounds
• Liaison with community clergy and faith communities
• Crisis intervention consultation and support
• Bereavement consultations

Chaplains represent a variety of religions and faith traditions. They have a list of local congregations and can arrange a visit from a religious leader of your choosing. Chaplains are available in the University Hospital Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Spiritual Care Department
University Hospital, Level 2, Room 2A220