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 religious practice, 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 are pleased to announce the presence of Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer to help advise Jewish students during this difficult time. Rabbi Bruce has years of experience in campus ministry and we are so lucky to welcome him back to Smith, where he served from 2002 to 2010, building community and providing support. With time-sensitive questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or during work hours, call the CRSL at 413-585-2753 or 2754. If Matilda Cantwell is not available, Kim Alston or Maureen Raucher will make sure she gets the message right away.
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.