Reflect | Resist | Rejuvenate
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is an interreligious, nondenominational body that promotes spiritual flourishing for all students, religious and nonreligious alike. Our areas of focus are ethical reflection, social and racial justice and civic engagement, mindfulness and contemplative practice, and community building based in dialogue and respect. We provide resources grounded in different faith and wisdom traditions, and strive to raise religious literacy and promote interfaith engagement toward a more inclusive, just and engaged citizenry. In the midst of a vibrant academic community, we encourage explorations of mystery, faith, ritual and that which we experience as holy.
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.
The Smith Center for Religious & Spiritual Life offers guidance and pastoral care through a lens of mutuality and exploration, and we collaborate to respond with grace and courage to the events that threaten to disrupt our lives. We are invested in what Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King and others before him called the “beloved community,” a dynamic vision in which the worth, dignity and promise of each human is honored and in which we strive to live as stewards of the earth and its creatures.
- 12:15pm Helen Hills Hills Chapel Lawn
Mindful Mondays is a weekly program that meets Mondays 12:15-1pm. Mindful Mondays offers practice, reflection and conversation drawing on secular mindfulness, somatics and traditional Buddhist teachings. From the curious to the experienced and everyone in between - all are welcome. We will meet on the Chapel Lawn (the lawn to the left of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel) Cushions and chairs will be provided. Please contact email@example.com with questions. In case of bad weather stay tuned to Instagram (@crsl_smithcollege), Facebook, or our emails to find out if we will shift to Zoom. When on zoom register for the link at bit.ly/MindfulMondays2021.
- Sanctuary, 6:00pm
Come reflect and rejuvenate with us! Music, Games, and Community building. Bring a poem, prayer, or reflection to shar. Watch for upcoming sign up!
- Sanctuary, 12:15pm
A group for all students entering or re-entering Smith, returning to campus for the first time since the pandemic. Come for peer support, encouragement, and strategy sharing. Bring your lunch, drinks provided.
In this time of urgent racial crisis, we emerge from ongoing planning into powerful action.
With recommendations from our Toward Racial Justice at Smith plan, Smith College continues its commitment to transparency, to inclusivity and to racial justice at Smith. Informed by student, staff and faculty voices to Inclusion in Action work, as well as student and alumnae/i demands, discussions with the Inclusion Council and Presidents’ Cabinet, the college commits to action.
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Helen Hills Hills Chapel
123-125 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
We are open daily to the Smith community from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation, meditation, study and worship.