You all made our last open house such a wonderful gathering.  Keep aware of the work that our Interfaith Activator student staff is doing around campus. You'll find them in the most amazing places.  

open house collage

Ongoing at the Center

As a display of intentional interfaith expression, the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life is home to a number of programs that allow visitors to find or express spirituality in a number of ways. A visitor to the center will not find that faith or religion becomes an obligation as they enter the space, but rather will find both traditional and contemporary ways to express the faith they already hold, or find a new unique expression of their spirituality. 

Ongoing at the center there are a number of options a visitor will find no matter the season or academic term.  Continue exploring here.

Learning and Engaging

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life regularly attempts to connect the Lawrence University community with a variety of options for expression of faith.  As well as opportunities to learn new information, there are special times with guest speakers, alumni opportunities, retreats, Intersections, or conferences that a visitor can be a part of in expression of faith and spirituality.  Continue exploring here. 

Unique this Term

With new ideas continuously emerging in spirituality and/or religion, mindfulness and intentional spirituality can be as dynamic as the people who communicate its meaning.  As a visitor to the Center, at times you may find a new idea practiced in a traditional way, or a steadfast idea that has found a new form and a new audience.  We welcome you to visit this page with earnest and discover something new for yourself. Continue exploring here.  


There are many forms and practices for worship. Days of the week vary, styles and practices vary, belief systems vary, and the spiritually minded individual occasionally needs clarification Students at a Taize serviceon where to find a house of worship or the best place to express their faith.  Or, perhaps you have a curiosity about a particular tradition but don't know where to begin?  For specific clarification and worship information, continue exploring here.

Body and Spirit

Spirituality can be more than just going to a particular place on a particular day to express a particular belief.  It is found in the everyday actions of our lives and in the course of choices that we make for ourselves.  How we listen and how we move help determine the pathways that we find ourselves on.  The mind and body link to spirituality and/or religion has a long history of intertwined connection.  Continue exploring here.

The Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and a student do Tai Chi

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • Realistic Nutrition Q&A
    12:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Let's be REAL here. Nobody wants to be on a restrictive diet that leaves you feeling sluggish and hungry all of the time. Nutrition andlifestyle changes should be enjoyable and sustainable! Snacks provided and feel free to bring your lunch! Have you tried a fad diet such as Keto or Paleo, yo-yo diet, restrictivebehavior diet, low-carb, or low fat diets and found it tobeunsustainable? Join Marie McCarthy as she shares her realisticapproach to nutrition. You will learn how hormones, sleep habits,mood, hunger and cravings, workouts as well as stress can affectyour results. Marie is a nutrition, lifestyle and fitness coach who is on a mission to help people change their health through lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness. Feel free to bring any of your nutrition questions with you! Snacks provided and feel free to bring your lunch!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

  • Open Movement and Music Jam
    3:30pm Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis) & Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Come play, dance, and make music! This is a participatory event - join in!! Located in Esch Hurvis, the second floor of Warch Campus Center. (one flight down from the ground floor) Everyone is a dancer, and everyone is a musician. This improvisational movement and music jam is a space to try things out, to practice creating, to practice playing. Everyone is welcome. (all ages, all communities [LU or not], all abilities, all identities.) You decide how you participate in a jam space. You may make sound/music, you may dance, you may bring an instrument, you may rest, you may watch... To start, there will be a brief, physical warm up to the space and each other facilitated by LU dance professor - Margaret Paek. You can come and go as you please during the jam, though you are encouraged and welcome to join the opening and closing circles to process together. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    Practice meditation with Connie Kassor each Wednesday during term. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    Practice meditation with Connie Kassor each Wednesday during term. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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