The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life provides a welcoming and supportive environment for spiritual and religious explorations and expressions of faith. Programs, services, and student groups bring the Lawrence community together for educational opportunities, multifaith conversations around critical topics, campus ceremonies, and religious services and celebrations.
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.
If you'd like to be contacted regarding something specific at the Center, connect with us.
Ramadan in the Community Room
The Sabin House Kitchen is currently the home of the "Grab and Go" dining option for our Muslim community.
PLEASE respect the items on the counter and the white fridge as reserved for Ramadan Observances
Also please note that the Community room is reserved for Iftar (evening meal to break the fast) on Fridays, May 17, 24, and 31 between the hours of 7:30 pm. - 10:00 pm.)
S&RL is supporting the observance of Ramadan in several ways. The month of fasting, prayer, and reflection will run until approximately June 5, according to the Muslim lunar calendar.
1. Friday Iftars for Muslim students and members of the community. – you must register and are invited to bring ONE guest. Muslim students have been contacted directly regarding Iftars.
2. Grab & Go – at Sabin House – we have a range of items for you to take for meals, beginning on Monday, May 6 at 5pm. Items for Grab & Go will have stickers to help identify it as separate from the food of other regular users. The white refrigerator is also reserved for your usage. PLEASE be sure to keep the kitchen clean if you cook - it will continue to be shared by others.
3. Halal meat will be available in the International line for you to pick up in a to-go box on Fridays, lunchtime only.
To Go boxes can be provided by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life if you don’t have one. We will need 24-hours’ notice to get one and you must return it.
REMEMBER that Sabin House is available via your ID each day until midnight. Check the monthly schedule to see when the kitchen is reserved – otherwise, feel free to COOK AND EAT IN SABIN on other evenings. We ask that you only take out the Grab & Go food.
For additional details regarding Jumma prayers at the Islamic Center, please feel comfortable reaching out this office to discuss options for getting to prayers. Shuttles for Jumma prayers at the Islamic center will depart from the Wriston turnaround every Friday in May at 12:45pm and return to campus approximately 1:45pm . Also, shuttles on select Saturdays are being arranged for Maghrib.
Dates and departure times for Maghrib shuttles are as follows:
May 18 - depart 7:45pm
May 20 - depart 7:45pm
We wish you a blessed observance. Ramadan Mubarak.
As a tribute to their spiritual journey at Lawrence, seniors create a multifaith reflection of that journey to honor the class. Baccalaureate service is a multi-faith celebration of the spiritual journey of the class of 2019. This service is designed by a group of both religious and non-religious seniors for all members of the class and their families.
Baccalaureate occurs the day before commencement, is open to all, and will start at 11am in the Chapel on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
All who are on campus are welcome to attend, but if you are unable to attend in person there will also be a livestreamed webcast of the service.
Now Hiring Student Staff for Fall 2019
Yes! We are accepting applications now for next year's student staff. Please look to the Lawrence Link and log into the Handshake system. Search for the position of Interfaith Activator and the details and application instructions will be there for your review. When applying, remember to include your answers to the additional question set.