Spirituality & Religious Life
Spirituality and Religious Life
While Puget Sound is an independent, non-sectarian university, many in our community practice a religious tradition or consider themselves to be spiritually engaged. A core mission of this office is to provide support as we learn to thrive amidst a variety of religious and spiritual practices. We also recognize the shared values of academic freedom, social responsibility, and ethical engagement with the larger world.More Information
Interfaith Council is an open meeting involving students from different religious and spiritual life groups on campus. We meet Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. in the Multifaith Room (004a) of Kilworth Memorial Chapel for intriguing conversation, planning and coordinating interfaith activities on campus, and (quite often) to share a meal together. All our welcome!More Information
If we take something to be the truth, we may cling to it so much that even if the truth comes and knocks at our door, we won't want to let it in."--Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of Understanding
Spirituality, Service & Social Justice (SSSJ) seeks to foster and nurture a deeper connection between the self and the world in which we live. For some, this may take the form of spiritual growth and exploration. For others, this connection is best found through service to the community. Still others experience this in seeking to engage and challenge the systems and structures that create inequality and prejudice in the world. We support many paths to encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore these deep connections while living, studying or working at Puget Sound.
Whether you find the Sacred through a religious tradition, in the beauty of the natural world, or in the best of human effort and inquiry, our resources, services, and support are available to you. We invite you to explore ways to engage body, mind, and spirit during your time at the University of Puget Sound, and welcome students of all faiths and convictions to join us in an open examination of values, ethics, and beliefs and the ways that those can be lived out in a pluralistic society.
Please feel free to contact our staff (by clicking on their name below) for additional information or to share your ideas and dreams about spirituality, service and social justice on our campus!