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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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Recent Posts

Bodman Lounge Tea Bar up and running!

Emmett Wald
May 4, 2018
Students who visit Helen Hills Hills Chapel often may have noticed some changes to the Bodman Lounge in the past year: books moving around, a new houseplant, the piano left to make way for more seating, mugs and glasses migrating … Continue reading →

Combatants for Peace: ex-combatants lay down arms to seek peace

Jenna Haines '19
May 1, 2018
Two representatives from the bi-national grassroots organization Combatants for Peace (CFP) joined Smithies for a Peace Meal earlier this week. One representative was Palestinian; the other, Israeli. CFP was formed in 2006 when combatants on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict … Continue reading →

Activism in religious spaces: Smithies pushing for peace at the J Street Conference

Jenna Haines '19
April 25, 2018
A handful of Smithies traveled to our nation’s Capitol last weekend to join 1,200 students at the national J-Street conference, which coincided with the organization’s 10th anniversary. J-Street is a national political movement that advocates for a peaceful, two-state resolution to … Continue reading →

Women’s Activism on the Religious Right

Jenna Haines '19
April 10, 2018
Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, presented a chapter summary and lecture drawn from her 2015 book “Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right.” Dr. Shitrit travelled throughout … 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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