Religious and Spiritual Life

Graduate Religious and Spiritual Life at Babson

At Babson, we believe graduate religious and spiritual life is a key part of our overall well-being. What this means can be very personal and unique to each of us. Babson is proud to support a diverse religious culture so that you can be your whole self here—while developing an inclusive and entrepreneurial mindset that opens doors to understanding and collaboration.

Gather at Glavin Family Multi-Faith Chapel

The Galvin Family Chapel hosts events and services for people of all faiths, cultures, and traditions, and is the home base of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. As you ascend the stone steps to this inclusive place of worship, set on a sloping hillside nearing the edge of campus, you’ll feel a sense of peace come over you.

Named to honor the family of William F. Glavin, ninth president of Babson College, the Glavin Family Chapel is a home to the diverse spiritual lives of the Babson community. At Babson, we welcome all faith traditions and spiritual groups. If your faith tradition isn’t yet represented, we can support you in building a spiritual community.

Get Guidance and Support from Multi-Faith Leaders

You have access to religious leaders—or “chaplains”—from the Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant faiths. These leaders serve the entire Babson Community, with the goals of strengthening individual faith and spiritual identities, providing opportunities for interfaith dialog, and addressing social challenges.

They are also Title IX Confidential Resources. A diverse team of intellectual thinkers, social influencers, and moral leaders, they are here to support you as an individual while also serving the wider Babson community.

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Darrell Hamilton, Protestant Chaplain

Darrell Hamilton

Protestant Chaplain

Darrell is an ordained Baptist minister. Darrell’s ministry is centered on advancing diversity, inclusion, and advocacy for the vulnerable and marginalized as aspects of the Christian tradition to inspire our world toward greater justice and love for all people. Darrell is a graduate from Wake Forest School of Divinity where he received his Masters in Divinity in 2017. Darrell also has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. 

Darrell’s preaching, teaching, leadership, and community engagement is inspired by the principles and scholarship of James Cone, James Baldwin, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Jeremiah Wright, Jr., and the examples of Martin Luther King, Jr., William Barber, II, Otis Moss, III, and others. Darrell is the former Executive Minister for Operations and Resource Development at Middle Collegiate Church in New York. Prior he was the Pastor for Formation and Outreach at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Program Director for City Mission Boston's Urban Pastoral Ministry Program, and held leadership positions with the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Darrell’s vision for ministry is to lead an intentional welcoming, affirming, and progressive Christian community, as he conspires to advance the economic, spiritual, and systemic liberation for all marginalized people.

Phone: 781-239-5969
Location: Glavin Family Chapel

Saddam Hammoudeh, Muslim Chaplain

Saddam Hammoudeh

Muslim Chaplain

With years of experience working as a Youth Director for a Muslim community, Saddam has a strong passion for supporting young adults in their spiritual journey. In addition to his experience working as a Youth Director for a Muslim community, he has also taught several business courses such as Entrepreneurship, Principles of Marketing, as well as Islamic Studies for both high school and undergraduate students. Saddam’s diverse teaching background has allowed him to develop strong communication and mentorship skills.

His educational background includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resources and Marketing Management, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Jordan. Saddam also had successful career as a Business Analyst, Project Consultant and Coordinator. This combination of education and professional experience has equipped him with the skills necessary to understand the unique challenges faced by students in a business setting.

As a chaplain, he is eager to provide support and guidance to the Muslim students at Babson and to create a welcoming and inclusive community. Saddam believes in making himself accessible and available to all students and finding ways to help and support them and their needs. With a deep love for my faith and a commitment to serving others, Saddam is excited to be working at Babson and making an impact on the community.

Saddam is a well-rounded individual with a variety of interests and experiences. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, swimming, and reading books. He also loves to go camping and explore the outdoors.

Phone: 781-239-5969
Location: Glavin Family Chapel

Explore Life’s Big Questions

Meet us wherever you are in your graduate religious and spiritual life for connection and reflection in a variety of ways.

Faith Groups

Celebrate your identity and find support for the challenges you may face. Faith groups at Babson provide a community for spiritual connection, as well as programs that engage the community and encourage interfaith dialogue. Current faith groups include:

  • Babson Chabad
  • Babson Christian Association
  • Babson Olin Catholic Association
  • Hillel
  • Muslim Student Association

Looking for something more? You can also create a new faith group with the support of the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life.

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Multi-Faith Programs

Babson offers a range of vibrant and inclusive multifaith programs to enrich graduate religious and spiritual life, including Catholic Mass and Breaking Bread nights, Jewish Ethics and Shabbat Services and Dinners, Jumu’ah Prayers and Pizza Nights with the Muslim Chaplain, and Interfaith Meditations and Peace Circles.

Multi-Faith Programs
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Off-campus Religious Services

Looking to connect with the wider community? Want to build family friends within your faith tradition? There are a range of Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Catholic, and Chrisitan communities and services available throughout the Greater Boston area.

Off-campus Religious Services

Questions about Religious and Spiritual Life at Babson?

Wondering about the community and resources available for your faith tradition? Not seeing your faith represented? Please reach out to us for support.

Denicia Ratley 2019

Denicia Ratley

Director of Religious & Spiritual Life

Glavin Chapel, Room 101
781-239-5969
dratley@babson.edu

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