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 Esch Hurvis 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.
RITU@L Retreat is ready to welcome it's first class
This is not Welcome Week - this is something different.
The RITU@L Retreat experience is an intimate, immersive spiritual retreat, that allows new students to choose how they will make best use of their time at Lawrence. The retreat is designed to inspire connection to self, others, nature, and beyond leaving them energized, emotionally balanced and mentally focused. Participants will learn how they can transform ordinary habits and routines into intentional practices to feel in control of your days, minimize stress, and find pockets of peace even on the busiest of days. In other words, RITU@L is an antidote to “The Lawrence Busy”.
We will be back on a weekly basis in Fall. Watch for more information in August
Spaces for spiritual reflection and observance
We encourage you to make a special place in your room, home or building where you can follow your spiritual practice.
Taking time at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
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.