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.) 

Ramadan Mubarak!  

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. 

Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate Service 2018

LU Baccalaureate 2018

 

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.  

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  • LCF Fellowship Brunch
    11:45am Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    All are invited to join Lawrence Christian Fellowship for Fellowship Brunch every Sunday! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Chi Alpha
    12:00pm Sabin House 225 - Group Room
    Emerging Christian campus group. Open to Lawrence Christians. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    Practice meditation in the manner of Tibetan Budhists with Connie Kassor each Wednesday during term. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LUUU Weekly Meeting
    8:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Weekly meeting of the Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists group for discussion and community. All are welcome. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    Lawrence Christian Fellowship invites all to join in our weekly Large Group Meeting with speakers, discussion, prayer, worship, and fellowship. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • LCF Friday Lunch Discussion
    12:30pm Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    Lawrence Christian Fellowship invites everyone for a time of food, fellowship, and discussion. Bring your thoughts and questions! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Shabbat
    6:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join us for our weekly Shabbat gathering with blessings over candles, grape juice and challah! We discuss cultural and religious topics and relax at the end of the week. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Iftar @ Sabin House
    8:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Iftar at Center for Spiritual & Religious Life This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • Havdalah
    9:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Come celebrate the end of Shabbat with Havdalah. We start the new week with joyful singing and by blessing over a candle, grape juice and spices. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • LCF Fellowship Brunch
    11:45am Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    All are invited to join Lawrence Christian Fellowship for Fellowship Brunch every Sunday! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • Baccalaureate 2019
    11:00am Memorial Chapel 103A - Stage & Shattuck Hall of Music 156 - Small Rehearsal Room
    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. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Ice-Cream Open House
    2:30pm Sabin House 225 - Group Room, Sabin House 114 - Community Room, Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room, & Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Come share a sweet treat at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.