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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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Featured Events

Featured Event
Jul
6

Mindful Mondays Series Online

  • Online via Zoom, Noon
  • Finding Our Breath: Mindfulness Practice and Conversation with a Commitment to Compassion and Hope. 

    A forum for light meditation instruction, sharing and building compassionate communities in times of uncertainty, isolation, and  heightened revelation of the deep racial and social disparities that are part of the air we breathe in American society. For zoom link, audio or questions, contact mcantwel@smith.edu. Please note, this sessions are starting at noon moving forward.

    “no one is free until we are all free.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Jul
13

Mindful Mondays Series Online

  • Online via Zoom, Noon
  • Finding Our Breath: Mindfulness Practice and Conversation with a Commitment to Compassion and Hope. 

    A forum for light meditation instruction, sharing and building compassionate communities in times of uncertainty, isolation, and  heightened revelation of the deep racial and social disparities that are part of the air we breathe in American society. For zoom link, audio or questions, contact mcantwel@smith.edu. Please note, this sessions are starting at noon moving forward.

    “no one is free until we are all free.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King


Center For Religious & Spiritual Life Blog

Recent Posts

A Note About The Use of Sacred Texts

Matilda Cantwell
June 8, 2020
Dear Friends, On behalf of the Smith College Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, I write to condemn the recent use of a sacred text to illustrate a political point. Christian scripture in particular has been manipulated to oppress black … Continue reading →

Seeking Refuge in Uncertainty: A Rite of Passage for These Times

Matilda Cantwell
May 15, 2020
My college graduation was very strange. I had been accepted into the Smith College School for Social Work and was scheduled to begin the summer program there on June 4. This was, however, the very same day of my undergraduate … Continue reading →

On Isolation and Consolation

Kim Alston
April 30, 2020
As we all know, in these days of quarantine, loneliness and isolation are prevalent. Zoom is as depleting as it is efficient. Social distance may be wearing on us, our own particular responses to stress may be in full action. One … Continue reading →

Fear and Freedom: Hand in Hand

Matilda Cantwell
April 16, 2020
“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.”  ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Here … Continue reading →

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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

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

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Phone: 413-585-2750
Fax: 413-585-2794

We are open daily to the Smith community from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation, meditation, study and worship.