Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and the staff of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.  The council includes students and employees from the University community. Members of the council do NOT represent particular student organizations, but they interact closely with them.  The council constituted to include representatives from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including atheism and humanism as well as a variety of spiritual practices. 

The Multifaith Council meets regularly to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice and council to the Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
  • Engage in interfaith dialogue among the members of the council
  • Envision, plan, and provide a multifaith program for the campus community once a term

To apply to be a member of the council, please complete this form


Taize worship services are a partnership between Lawrence and All Saints Episcopal church. Taize worship services are ecumenical Christian services that follow a rhythm of simple chants, silence, and scripture.  These meditative services take place in the candle-lit sanctuary.  The next service is May 21 at All Saints Church.

Holy Wisdom Retreat

The Office of Spiritual and Religious life will be sponsoring a group of students to attend a retreat designed to allow busy women a place to reconnect with God, self, and creation.

The retreat will be held at the Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin and will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Lawrence will cover the cost of the retreat, plus lunch, and will also provide transportation. The day begins with registration at 9:30am and will conclude at 5:00pm.

The natural beauty of the monastery grounds provides a stunning backdrop to begin rounding out the last half of your academic year while you contemplate your own spiritual journey.

If you would like to be a part of this day off campus, please register here by April 29th
At the Payment option, select the ‘By Special Arrangement” and in the details please indicate:

“Payment to be managed by Lawrence University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life”

Lawrence’s Spiritual and Religious Life staff are in contact with the monastery regarding payment and confirmed registrants, and further details regarding departure time and location will be communicated to those who register.  Please be aware that registration is open to all single female students ages 18-50 who are interested in attending, but there is a limited number of registrants that will be allowed. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is available via phone or email with any questions or issues that may arise and we welcome your communication.


Intersections are an opportunity to explore the spaces where our spiritual lives and work/study/activities intersect.  Various persons from across campus lead a three or four week series that is open to any member of the Lawrence community. While Intersections are grounded in a particular tradition and experience, the explorations are open to all regardless of background. We will usually follow a pattern of one large introductory session with an invitation for a smaller group to make the commitment to go deeper in a 3 - 4 week experience.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of working with Dean Morgan-Clement to explore an intersection, please set a time to talk about your idea.

Our current Intersections program is, Buddhist Meditation.

4th Friday Soup & Salad

Fourth Friday for May - It's actually the Third Friday!
May 19, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fourth Friday is a monthly lunch for employees of Lawrence University encouraging thoughtful discussion of current topics.  Soup and Salad will be provided, no reservations are required.  Please check this site for the most current information, and visit the Facebook LU Spirit Space for the topic of discussion.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Bible Study, Book of John
    4:00pm Sabin House 225 - Group Room
    A small group Bible study on the book of John. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, June 2, 2017

  • Weekly Meditation
    3:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    The Meditation room will be available on Fridays between 3:30 - 4 pm for anyone who would like to join others to create or follow a practice of sitting meditation. This weekly meditation session is open to students, faculty, and staff. Brief meditation instruction by Connie Kassor (Religious Studies) will be offered on the last Friday of every month. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • Final Campus Iftar
    8:15pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Meal at sundown to break the daily fast of Ramadan This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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