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Author Archives: Jenna Haines '19
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 closer to the Creator and renew their commitment to their faith. Learn more about what … Continue reading
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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 the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. Matilda Rose Cantwell, Kim Alston, and Rhonda Shapiro … Continue reading
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Holy Week Resources
Friends, Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, is the week leading up to the celebration of Easter. As Holy Week approaches, we anticipate many who seek to worship in communion. Northampton and the surrounding area(s) offer an array of … Continue reading
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Spring 2019 Event Calendar
Friends, Below is the Spring 2019 event calendar! The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life encourages all students and community members to attend workshops, weekly programming, and events available to them. The CRSL is pleased to offer a variety of … Continue reading
Do We Need Religious Community?
Religion graces us with the tools to grapple with grief, loss, death, love, and connectedness. Religion is service: to oneself, to others, to duty. Religion is the recognition of a Universal network of love and justice. For some, religious community … Continue reading
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Be-Longing: Interrogating Loneliness with Art, a Week-long Pop-up Installation!
How do you conceptualize loneliness? Is loneliness an environment, an entity, or a fear? For me, it’s all of the above. I fear that if I give energy to trying to understand my loneliness, I legitimize it: give it power. … Continue reading
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Celebrating Mollie Rogers: The Special Mass Honoring Smith Alum
The Helen Hills Hills Chapel welcomed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski on Sunday, October 14, 2018. At 4pm, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield celebrated Mass in recognition of Smith alum Mollie Rogers. Mollie, 1905 graduate of Smith College, took the name … Continue reading
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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 “Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right.” Dr. Shitrit travelled throughout … Continue reading
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