Interfaith Initiative

The Meditation Garden

In cooperation with Student Government and Grassroots, The Interfaith Initiative has proudly established a Meditation Garden on the JCU campus. The Garden is situated next to the Administrative Office in the Kushlan Wing (near the Writing Center) and is open at all times for all John Cabot students.

The idea of the garden was born at an Interfaith meeting in Fall 2013 when students proposed the project. The 60 students at the meeting agreed that in regards to interfaith at John Cabot University, there was a need for a space dedicated to meditation and prayer, which has now been realized by a collective effort.

The Garden provides an environment for students to have a moment of contemplation in their busy lives. In addition, it is meant to serve as a place of prayer where students from different religious backgrounds can pray. The Garden welcomes all JCU students and will not exclude anyone. At the same time, the Interfaith Initiative invites all visitors to be mindful of the garden's spirit and purpose and kindly ask them to make sure that the space is used for meditation, reflection and prayer. The goal of the Garden is to be a place of individual reflection and at the same time a catalyst for symbolic sharing and respect among students.

Besides Student Government, all other clubs and STAND (student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network) have made donations, which made the finalization of the garden possible. Through teamwork and collaboration, the Garden has become an important project for students, by students.