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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel

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The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is a center of diverse cultural and religious learning and expression, spiritual development, hospitality and community engagement. We aim to increase student knowledge and engagement with intersections of religion and world affairs and to provide support and guidance to students as they wrestle with questions of meaning, faith and purpose.

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Featured Events

Featured Event
Dec
10

Weekly Meditation

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary, 5-6 p.m.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly meditation with Ruth Ozeki. A simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction offered. All levels welcome, with time for questions.
Dec
11

Interfaith Lunch

  • Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 12 p.m.
  • Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action and social justice works on this campus and beyond. All faiths and/or no faith welcome! Lunch will be provided (with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available). All are welcome!
Dec
14

Soup Salad Soul

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel Bodman Lounge, 12-1 p.m.
  • Engage in a student-led, soul-ful conversation over homemade, vegetarian-friendly soup and salad
Dec
14

Jummah

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary, 5-6 p.m.
  • Students, faculty and stuff are all invited to attend a weekly meditation with Ruth Ozeki, a Zen priest and faculty member. A simple, relaxed, and silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction offered. All levels welcome with time for questions.


Center For Religious & Spiritual Life Blog

Recent Posts

Be-Longing: Interrogating Loneliness with Art, a Week-long Pop-up Installation!

Jenna Haines '19
November 27, 2018
How do you conceptualize loneliness? Is loneliness an environment, an entity, or a fear? For me, it’s all of the above. I fear that if I give energy to trying to understand my loneliness, I legitimize it: give it power. … Continue reading →

Celebrating Mollie Rogers: The Special Mass Honoring Smith Alum

Jenna Haines '19
October 25, 2018
The Helen Hills Hills Chapel welcomed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski on Sunday, October 14, 2018. At 4pm, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield celebrated Mass in recognition of Smith alum Mollie Rogers. Mollie, 1905 graduate of Smith College, took the name … Continue reading →

Religion and Politics: The intersections of our spiritual and moral lives

Matilda Cantwell
July 27, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King used to say he preached with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. I understand this to mean that his words were always inextricably linked with the moral and ethical … Continue reading →

School for Social Work Chaplaincy

Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser
July 20, 2018
At the close of Spring semester, Jewish Student Advisor Rabbi Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser moves over to the Smith School for Social Work (SSW) to act as their summer chaplain.  The SSW has an intense summer residency program where students do two … Continue reading →

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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

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

Our Staff

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.