The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life educates and models exploration and expressions of faith and spirituality; nurtures a welcoming, supportive, courageous environment where people engage one another for meaningful and balanced living.
The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life is a welcoming place for curious, intentional, respectful engagement with persons of similar, different or no religious tradition, and for quiet personal reflection and spiritual practice.
This Spring term, join the LU Fencing coach Eric Momberg for Tai Chi Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Wellness Center Multipurpose Room
Tuesdays at 5p for the Spring term, students join Amber and four-legged friend, Mudd to explore the surrounding outdoor trails of campus and get some fresh air. Meet on the first floor of the Center. Come as you are. No RSVP required.
Virtual and in-person. Join student leaders on Thursdays at 4:30 pm in the Goldgarden, East of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. Virtual meditators can connect from here on Mondays at 4:30 pm. Connect with the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life for the room passcode. Read more under 'Guided Contemplation'...
Spaces for spiritual reflection and observance
We encourage you to make a special place in your room, home or building where you can practice that which is spiritually or religiously centering for you.
Halal entrees available in Andrew Commons are now regularly available on Monday dinner and Friday lunch (different stations each of the days). Also, a Halal beef hamburger has been added it to the menu in The Cafe. The burger will be cooked in a pan on the stove (not the flattop with the rest of the burgers) with different utensils, and all of the staff have received updated training on Halal foods and their preparation.
Taking time at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
The Dean/Chaplain and Associate Dean are available for counseling and guidance even if you are off campus. For those planning to be on campus, we will continue to provide safe and brave spaces for spiritual reflection and observance. New ways we're using the space include Read More...
10 Well-Being Tips During the Days of COVID-19 - from the Center for Healthy Minds
Belonging - 5 Part Video Series
Even when life feels challenging, each encounter and challenge is a chance to grow spiritually. Kathy Privatt, James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theatre and Drama and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts brings you to the intersection of Alexander Technique and Christian faith as an opportunity to consider Belonging through a poem by David Whyte.
Alexander Technique addresses how we live in ourselves - mind body fused together as one entity. This is achieved by reconnecting to our self awareness, pausing to interrupt habits, and focusing on process rather than the end result.
The series of 5 reflections is waiting for you in our YouTube page.
Create your own Spiritual Sustainability Plan
Empower yourself to access your heart's hunger and develop connection with yourself and others. Take an hour to reflect and make a plan to take a spiritual step.
Download the Sustainable Spirituality Workbook (.pdf) and use it you reflect, personalize, and plan for spiritual growth. Connect directly with Linda Morgan-Clement for additional direction or more information.
The Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is open in the basement of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life - use your ID for access. The door for the Food Pantry is across from the first floor restroom, with food, some books, and warm winter wear at the bottom of the stairs.