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.

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The Landscape

Support can be tangible or intangible, physical and virtual.  Lawrence campus partners are brainstorming new ideas every day where we can all innovate, not isolate while we are apart, not alone

Take a Hike

Tuesdays at 4p, first year students  join Amber to exploring the many outdoor offerings around campus. Meet on the front porch of the Center. Come as you are. No RSVP required. 

Meditation at Spiritual and Religious Life

Virtual and in-person. Join student leaders in the Sabin House Living Room or in the Moser Garden, east of the center.  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. 

Taking time at the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life   "Spiritual and Religious LIfe at Lawrence" White background with a pencil drawing of a campus building

 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

Sustainable Spirituality   

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. 

ownload the workbook 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 Sabin House Basement - 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. 

Nov. 26 - Jan. 3

Weekdays only


Monday-Friday     9a-11:59p
Saturday     12p-11:59p

Virtual or On-Campus

Opportunities at Lawrence don't end at the classroom or campus.

Winter Sensory Walk

Community and belonging draws in some part to being connected to your physical space. Wherever you are, take yourself on a sensory walk to center yourself in the place and time.  Read More...

Community Gratitude Prayer Flags

Practicing gratitude has a healing property. Borrowing from Tibetan prayer flags, the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life invites you to embody gratitude by contributing a flag to a living, breathing kinetic journal of our thanks, appreciations and hopes.  Read more...

Prayer Wall

In times of anxiety, stress, or fear – a natural response is to close; close our hearts, our emotions, and our relationships. A temporary “prayer wall” is in Warch campus center across from Somerset.  You are invited to place your intentions, wishes, hopes, thanksgiving, fears, confessions, questions, or prayers into the “wall” regardless of background or beliefs. Watch for the wall to appear in other locations. Send your prayer request anonymously and we will add it to the wall.

On Friday, November 20th we will dismantle the wall and collect the prayers. They will be released, unopened, to the universe through burning.