The Kay Spiritual Life Center

A place for meaning, purpose, and community

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Get to Know Kay

The Kay Spiritual Life Center is American University's interfaith center and home to two dozen religious communities.

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Our communities of faith and the chaplains who serve them are ready to help you reflect, find comfort, learn, and grow. Learn about the rich spiritual diversity you can find in Kay.

Explore our Faith Communities

The 95 Theses are nailed to the Cathedral Door at Wittenberg

Interfaith Chapel Meditation: Fearlessness

Fear is hard-wired into us. It is a function of biology that we should be afraid. Very often, the things we are afraid of are the kinds of things that can kill us. We dread the dark for fear of what predators might emerge from it. We jump at sudden noises for fear of the danger that seeks to surprise us. We feel our hearts race as we move toward the edge of a precipice, sensing our lives are in danger. We grow anxious when we lack certainty about our surroundings, because unfamiliarity and uncertainty often bring danger and death. Fear is a powerful and motivating emotion. (Read more...)

Adeel Zeb gives the 2017 Poynter lecture in the Kay Chapel

Events in Kay

Learn about the many events we have in Kay from speaker series, table talks, to service projects, and interfaith programs. 

Learn about Events in Kay

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Support the important interfaith and community-building work of the Kay Chapel through a tax-deductible contribution.

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