Announcing the Finding Sanctuary Spring Speaker Series

In collaboration with the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, Interfaith Engagement at Duke Chapel is inviting four dynamic women to campus this spring. These women will reflect publicly on the ways in which their lives and work meet at the intersections of faith-based advocacy and social justice. Dr. Diya Abdo, chair of the English and Creative Writing Department at Guilford College in Greensboro, will kick off the series at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. She will speak on her experience creating sanctuary for refugees with her “Every Campus a Refuge” campaign.

MLK Commemoration Events

As part of the university's Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, the Chapel is a co-sponsor of the concert “Sounds of Justice & Inclusion” on January 14, at 8:00 p.m.

Winter Weather Notice: Chapel Closed Until Noon Tuesday

The Chapel will be closed until 12:00 noon Tuesday. Duke’s Severe Weather Policy is in effect until that time. The Chapel will be closed to the public while the university's Severe Weather Policy is in effect, and all services, concerts, and public events will be canceled as long as the policy remains in effect. For updates on the university's status, visit The Chapel will reopen at that time. For updates on the university's status, visit

Messiah Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 84th year of performances of Handel’s masterwork, Messiah at Duke Chapel. Internationally renowned soloists join with an orchestra of North Carolina professionals and the Chapel Choir for three performances held Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm.

2016 Humanitarian Service Award Winner

The Rev. Kevin Baker received this year’s Duke University Chapel Humanitarian Service Award. The award recognizes people with a commitment to service and simplicity. In describing Baker’s influence as a pastor, one person supporting his nomination wrote, “Kevin … has taught me how to be forgiving, entrusting, loyal, inclusive, selfless, and spiritually fulfilled.” Read more about this year's award recipient


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