Interfaith fund grows to more than $230,000
VCU Libraries has now raised more than $230,000 in private funds toward the construction of an Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space in the James Branch to be built inside Cabell Library.
A key part of the Library portion of the Make It Real Campaign, which closed on June 30, the funds will construct a much needed quiet space to allow and encourage students to step away from their studies for quiet reflection, prayer, mindfulness and meditation.
VCU, the most diverse university in Virginia, has students from all over the world, and they express many faith traditions and spiritual practices. Providing a place for spiritual reflection will meet their spiritual and/ emotional needs, just as our study spaces and coffee shop meet their intellectual and social needs.
The project realizes the vision of Dean Emeritus John E. Ulmschneider, who retired at the end of June after 21 years of leadership at VCU Libraries. Many gifts have been made in his honor to recognize and celebrate his service to VCU and VCU Libraries.