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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel

Reflect | Resist | Rejuvenate

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is an inter-religious, non-denominational body which promotes spiritual flourishing for all religious and non-religious students, focusing on ethical reflection, social justice, mindfulness and contemplative practice as well as resources grounded in different faith traditions. The Center strives to raise religious literacy and promote interfaith engagement toward a more inclusive, just and engaged citizenry. We invite you to reflect, resist, rejuvenate with us, and remember—whoever you are, wherever you have been and wherever you are going, you are welcome here.


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Recent Posts

Be Like the Water

Matilda Cantwell
April 2, 2020
While he is not going into his classroom, my 9-year-old son is still continuing with his third-grade work, which includes a “river study.” When we go out for walks and come by one of the many streams and tributaries that … Continue reading →

Uncertainty

Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser
March 25, 2020
There is a Jewish holiday dedicated to uncertainty. Its very name, Purim, means “dice.” During the holiday, the community reads the Book of Esther, a biblical book in which God is never mentioned. In the Book of Esther, God works … Continue reading →

Our Year on Climate Change: Overcoming the Stagnation of Fear

Kim Alston
February 19, 2020
The climate crisis is a crisis for all of us. The massiveness of its scope can be frightening, even paralyzing.  The completeness of it – that is has touched, or will touch, us all – also presents an incredible opportunity. … Continue reading →

Smith College Vespers Scriptural Readings, Poems, and Prayers

Matilda Cantwell
December 19, 2019
Smith College Christmas Vespers  December 8, 2019  WELCOME Advent is the season when the revolution of people aligns with the revolution of the earth. Advent is a time when people – all people all over the world – light candles … Continue reading →

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Helen Hills Hills Chapel
123-125 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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