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Soup, Salad, and Soul: Fall Traditions

by Lizzie Stephani '18

With the lasting euphoria of a mountain day well spent, the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes filling the air, and the fringes of foliage changing colors, it's clear that the autumn season has arrived. Last Friday, September 29, members of the Smith and greater Northampton community gathered in Bodman Lounge and exchanged their thoughts on autumn while enjoying a freshly cooked meal during the weekly meeting of "Soup, Salad, and the Soul." [...]

Exploring the Different Sects of Christianity

by Lizzie Stephani '18

The history of the Christian church spans over 2000 years and encompasses some splits that have developed into different sects over time. Carol Zaleski, a professor in the religion department, specializes in the philosophy of religion, world religions and Christian thought. Zaleski was gracious enough to point me to resources that have allowed me understand the divisions in the church with greater clarity and depth. [...]

White Responses to Racism:
A Discussion about Allyship with Ellen Sulser

by Lizzie Stephani '18

A handful of students gathered in Bodman lounge, located in the basement of Helen Hills Hills Chapel, on Thursday, September 22 to discuss white work in anti-racism. The talk touched on a variety of topics within the framework of white allyship and interwove Buddhist practices.

Dr. Catherine Anraku Hondorp Sensei, who led the discussion, is a Buddhist Community Religious Adviser at Smith College. Hondorp grew up as a white, queer dancer and choreographer in a poor, black inner city. She is the co-founder of Two Streams Zen, a multicultural Dharma Movement dedicated to transforming people and communities through fearless intimacy and living compassion. [...]

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