Artist/Scholar in Residence

John O'Boyle - Easter Mysteries

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During the dates of November 8-11, the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, in conjunction with the Lawrence Department of Theater Arts, Fine Arts Colloquium and the Alyssa Paul Maria Fund, will host Producer/Director John O'Boyle.
Mr. O'Boyle is a Lawrence University alum who went on to earn an MFA in directing from Catholic University.  As the lead producer and creator for the film Easter Mysteries, John O'Boyle is making the viewing of this film available to the community on November 8th at the Warch Campus Center Cinema.  After the film, there will be a panel discussion with Mr. O'Boyle which will also include spiritual representatives from campus, the community, and the student body.  Please join us for this unique event. 


Open Movement Jams

Connect with yourself in community!  Jam with a community - move as ensemble - Open Jams are led by Professor Margaret Paek.  Open Jam = space to dance, move, make sound, write, observe, listen, breathe.  All are welcome. 

Sundays from 5pm-7pm - Check the LU calendar for exact location
September 17, 2017
October 15, 2017
November 19, 2017

Noon Hour Deep Listening

September 27th, October 18th, November 8th
(Wednesdays) at the Center for SRL

Stop! Be Silent...Listen - a way of hearing in which we are fully present with what is happening in the moment without trying to control or judge it.  We let go of our inner clamoring and our usual assumptions and listen with respect for precisely what is being said. 


Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and the staff of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.  The council includes students and employees from the University community. Members of the council do NOT represent particular student organizations, but they interact closely with them.  The council constituted to include representatives from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including atheism and humanism as well as a variety of spiritual practices. 

The Multifaith Council meets regularly to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice and council to the Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
  • Engage in interfaith dialogue among the members of the council
  • Envision, plan, and provide a multifaith program for the campus community once a term

To apply to be a member of the council, please complete this form


Intersections are an opportunity to explore the spaces where our spiritual lives and work/study/activities intersect.  Various persons from across campus lead a three or four week series that is open to any member of the Lawrence community. While Intersections are grounded in a particular tradition and experience, the explorations are open to all regardless of background. We will usually follow a pattern of one large introductory session with an invitation for a smaller group to make the commitment to go deeper in a 3 - 4 week experience.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of working with Dean Morgan-Clement to explore an intersection, please set a time to talk about your idea.

Our Intersections Program for Fall 2017 will focus on Spiritual Companionship.  Contact the Center for SRL for additional details about working with a spiritual companion, and how these trained guides can help provide clarity for your spiritual pathway.   

Friday Lunch at the Center for SRL


Friday Lunches Live
Starting September 15

Meant to compliment the Fourth Friday topic centered lunch, this invite is less formal and with no set agenda or topic.  Bring your own lunch or snack on something from the SRL kitchen such as PB&J or Grilled Cheese, and have a casual lunch with your peers that is separate from student involvement.  It’s a ‘make your own experience’ at the Center for SRL, Fridays at 11:30 when classes are in session.  Open to staff and faculty.

Fourth Friday Soup and Salad
9/22, 10/27, 11/17(3rd Friday due to break)

Fourth Friday is a monthly lunch for employees of Lawrence University encouraging thoughtful discussion of current topics.   Please join us at noon the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (Center for SRL) on the fourth Friday of the month while term is in session, to discuss a topic for consideration which will help you consider your own outlook both on and off campus.  Take a moment to connect with the people you work with both directly and indirectly, and see the staff and faculty you may have been missing.  Soup and Salad will be provided, no reservations are required. 


You can also visit the Facebook LU Spirit Space for the topic of discussion.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

  • MLK Day PAW
    1:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Come join PAW on MLK Day in making dog toys and dog treats for Saving Paw and Happily Ever After!
  • MLK Day Celebration
    6:30pm Memorial Chapel 103A - Stage
    Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, co-sponsored by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities and Lawrence University This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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