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Welcome to the blog of the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life (CRSL) at Smith College. Here you’ll find newsletter articles, updates from student orgs, op-eds about topics related to religion and spirituality, and more. You can view recent newsletters using the menu bar above, use the right sidebar to browse articles by categories or tags, or scroll down to see some recent posts. To learn more about the CRSL, visit our website.

Recent Posts

Darkness and Light

There are verses in psalm 139 that I have used (to mix my spiritual metaphors) like a Zen Koan. “If I were to say that ...
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Best Day Ever! Building Interfaith Community One Party at a Time!

This article represents reflections from Maeve Orlowski-Scherer ‘21, a student intern and leader in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. By 5:30 p.m., everything ...
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Our Year on Climate Change: Expanding the Golden Rule

CRSL is part of Smith's college-wide initiative on climate change. Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain Matilda Cantwell discusses the impact of ...
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Doing Things That Change You: Action to Reflection at the CRSL

This summer I had the privilege of participating in the leadership of a conference entitled The Body, A Vehicle for Justice, Advocacy, and Change. https://starisland.org/program/star-gathering-2-family-conference-the-body/. Each ...
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Mourning Places of Worship Victimized By Violence

Christchurch, Sri Lanka, San Diego. In recent years there have been increasingly common attacks on places of worship all over the world. In our diverse ...
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Ramadan 2019

Ramadan Mubarak! Blessed Ramadan! For Muslims all across the world Ramadan is a special time of year. Muslims use the month of Ramadan to grow ...
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Statement on Sri Lanka from Religious and Spiritual Life

Dear Students, Once again we are writing our horror, grief, and outrage about yet another massacre at a place where people were practicing their faith, ...
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Inclusion in Action: Remarks from the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Friends, Below are the remarks and prayers shared at the opening ceremony on April 10, 2019, the Day of Inclusion in Action by advisers at ...
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