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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.

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

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 ...
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School for Social Work Chaplaincy

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 ...
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Poor People’s Campaign Sounds the Alarm

I didn't plan on going to a grassroots activist rally that day, June 4, 2018. But my days as Muslim Student Adviser offer many different ...
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In Memoriam:
The Inauguration of Jill Ker Conway

Jill Ker Conway, the seventh president of Smith College, died a few weeks ago on 1 June 2018. She has been fondly remembered by many ...
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Bodman Lounge Tea Bar up and running!

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

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

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 ...
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Women’s Activism on the Religious Right

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 ...
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