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.

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

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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 

Unique for Spring 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.  

Worship

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.

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.

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

Events and Programs

Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Yoga
    5:00pm Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Focus your mind and challenge your body and spirit This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • Commemoration For Lives Lost-Christchurch Massacre
    5:00pm Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    The Deans of Spiritual and Religious Life will lead a service of commemoration for victims of the Christchurch massacre. Open to the Lawrence community. This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Friday, March 29, 2019

  • Fourth Friday Lunch
    12:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Staff Only-Center for Spiritual & Religious Life hosts this 'employees only' lunch and topical discussion. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • Pysanky- Ukranian Easter Egg Workshop
    1:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    (pee-San-kee) No art or Slav skills required.Come to this workshop to ruin your least favorite clothes with dye and wax, and leave with a beautiful egg to keep or share plus a greater understanding of how Easter is celebrated in Ukraine. You come, we teach. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

  • Pysanky- Ukranian Easter Egg Workshop
    1:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    (pee-San-kee) No art or Slav skills required.Come to this workshop to ruin your least favorite clothes with dye and wax, and leave with a beautiful egg to keep or share plus a greater understanding of how Easter is celebrated in Ukraine. You come, we teach. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Taize Service
    5:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room & Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Enjoy connecting through song, chant, prayer and silence in this Christian worship service. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, April 3, 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.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Daniel Dennett Lecture
    4:30pm Wriston Art Center 224 - Wriston Auditorium
    The Philosophy Department hosts a lecture by the Philosopher and Author Daniel C. Dennett. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Spiritual Companions

Contact the Center for SRL for additional details about working with a Spiritual Companion, and how these trained guides can help provide clarity for your spiritual pathway. 

Worship Location Guides

During Lawrence's Welcome Week and for the following two weeks, various community churches and places of worship will be providing a walking or driving guide to help students locate the faith services that they may be seeking.  This is a simple service to introduce new or returning students to the places where they might spend time in spiritual reflection, and also allows those places of worship to send a friendly host who can answer questions about their particular location and the services offered. 

Many locations are within walking distance from Lawrence, and others are just a short drive.  Church provided shuttles and walking guides will be available on September 10, September 17, and September 24.  Please see below for the times and community partners involved. Guides will pick-up and drop off at the Wriston turnaround between Raymond House and the Volunteer Center
Worship Location GuidesAll Saint's Episcopal Church


Walking
depart: 9:30am return 11:15am

Worship Shuttles

During Lawrence's Welcome Week and for the following two weeks, various community churches and places of worship will be providing a walking or driving guide to help students locate the faith services that they may be seeking.  This is a simple service to introduce new or returning students to the places where they might spend time in spiritual reflection, and also allows those places of worship to send a friendly host who can answer questions about their particular location and the services offered.  

Many locations are within walking distance from Lawrence, and others are just a short drive.  Church provided shuttles and walking guides will be available on September 10, September 17, and September 24.  Please see below for the times and community partners involved. Guides will pick-up and drop off at the Wriston turnaround between Raymond House and the Volunteer Center

Worship Location Guides
All Saint's Episcopal Church       Walking
depart: 9:30am return 11:15am      
         
         
         
         
         
         

Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the 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.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the council, please use this application form.

Björklunden Easter

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