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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

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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

Ada Meditation & Bonding Group

  • Schacht Center 2nd Floor Classroom, 12:00–1:15 p.m.
  • Join us for meditation and bonding group presented by Wellness Services and CRSL. Bring your own lunch. RSVP to or just show up!

School Violence Prevention Day decompression space

  • Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 5:30 p.m. onwards
  • Debrief and decompression space for School Violence Prevention Day. There will be snacks. More info to come.

School Violence Prevention Rally

  • Campus Center steps, 12-1 p.m.
  • March 22 is School Violence Prevention Teaching and Learning Day. The purpose of the rally is to witness, support, advocate, empower, connect and amplify the voices of those calling for safety in our schools.

Center For Religious & Spiritual Life Blog

Recent Posts

Cooking Up Compassion Event Series

Jenna Haines '19
March 4, 2018
Sophomores Shailee Shah ‘20, Shana Fletcher ‘20, and Mira Schueler ‘20 have hosted two of their three “Cooking Up Compassion” events with great success! The complex topic of compassion is investigated with peers over a delicious meal. The thoughtful event … Continue reading →

Alden Baptist Church visits Smith College for Black History Month service

Jenna Haines '19
March 1, 2018
“Beautiful are the WORKS of God! Beautiful also are the SKINS of my people!” —excerpt from the Alden Baptist Church’s Black History Month Call to Worship The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life embarked on the beginning of a sacred … Continue reading →

Animal Advocates prepare for Meatless March
February 22, 2018
The Animal Advocates group is promoting Meatless March at Smith College! Animal Advocates aims to promote animal justice through a lens of intersectionality. The US movement for animal justice has faced criticism for being “white-washed.” Shelby Kim ‘18, who leads … Continue reading →

First-year Smithie leads Jewish education workshops
February 19, 2018
First-year Sarah Biskowitz is leading an impressive initiative: religious learning workshops for Jewish-identified Smithies! Even though Sarah has only been here for a semester, she is already establishing strong roots in the community. Assisting Hebrew school teacher Emily Brocks, a … 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.