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Multi Faith Room

Thompson Rivers University offers a private and quiet space for the TRU community of students, faculty and staff to reflect, pray, and meditate.

The area is comprised of two rooms: the North Room (OM 2496) and South Room (OM 2494), as well as a storage space for supplies and materials you may want to keep on-site.

Groups wanting to engage in a shared spiritual practice may book one of the spaces by contacting the Student Services Receptionist at OM 1631, or by calling 250-852-7117. (While the North Room is generally made available for Muslim prayer, other Faith groups requiring a larger area may book this space for their spiritual practice.)

The calendar of available times will be posted each month outside the South door at OM 2494.

Note:

This space is not a) a chapel, church, mosque or temple; b) a bookable classroom; c) a lounge; (it is not a place for individuals to meet and have conversations) d) a library or study hall.

Please contact TRUSA  or the library to schedule for such purposes, or complete the Room Booking form.



Listed below are guiding principles and a code of conduct, providing a framework that we ask be respected so that all may feel comfortable in this special space.
Guiding Principles:
  1. This room is to be accessible to all members of the TRU community.
  2. The space is not associated with any one faith group.
  3. No one group is to monopolize the designated time set aside for group bookings.
  4. The room is used only for the designated purposes.
  5. The room is to be well maintained.
  6. Issues with use of the room can be raised with the Chaplaincy (Room OM 1421) or by emailing chaplains@tru.ca.
  7. No promotional posters, pamphlets, or business cards will be placed in the room.
Code of Conduct:
  1. No talking, singing or discussion, with the exception of groups booking the space.
  2. No food or drink.
  3. No candles. (They are a fire hazard.)
  4. No scented items. (Please keep the environment scent free.)
  5. Be respectful of others already in the room. Silent prayer is expected. (Unless you are the sole occupant, or have a group booking.)
  6. If too many are in the room, please return at a different time.
  7. Take off street shoes as you enter and place shoes in designated area.
  8. Prayer carpet is to be unrolled for use and when done, must be re-rolled and put away.
  9. Be respectful of others and these facilities.
  10. Please keep the rooms clean.
TRU reserves the right to ask any individual or group not complying to the Code of Conduct or the Guiding Principles to leave the space or to discontinue having ongoing access.

Links

  • Multi Faith Calendar — This is a Google calendar tracking different spiritual observances — find out if there is a celebration or observance today.