Chaplaincy innovations at Canadian university bring students together

September 9, 2019

On Tuesdays, about 150 University of Victoria students gather for the Pet Cafe and Laughter Meditation. Photo: University of Victoria via Anglican Journal

[Anglican Journal] The University of Victoria’s interfaith chapel has been called the “happiest place on campus,” Anglican chaplain Ruth Dantzer says.

That’s because every Tuesday, close to 150 students gather to snack on treats, pet cuddly animals and laugh together during the weekly Pet Café and Laughter Meditation.

“It’s been the most popular program, attracting more students than any other program in the history of the interfaith chapel,” says Dantzer. Once a year, in the spring, when Dantzer brings baby goats to campus, almost 1,000 students show up. “It’s like this huge campus event…. It’s getting quite a reputation through the city, actually.”

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