Engaging Our Questions Through Sacred Texts

Interfaith Text Study

The chaplains of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life offer a monthly interfaith text study in which we lift up a theme and explore texts which offer ancient wisdom about this theme. In sharing these sacred texts and teachings from diverse traditions we hope that participants will be enriched in their inquiry, understanding, and appreciation of diverse religious, secular, and humanist traditions, and gain insight into significant questions of our contemporary lives.

In the Spring of 2020 we are discussing power, citizenship, and leadership. Check the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life events calendar for dates.

Tradition-Specific Text Studies

Our lives as human beings in this world are full of deep questions, and we are not the first ones to ask them.  In four learning circles each week, we explore sacred texts of Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity. We bring new meaning to the texts and to our own questions as we reconnect with ancient stories, figures, and wisdom; question the texts and generations of their interpreters and articulate our own interpretations; wrestle with the challenges of our own time and lives; connect with each other and hear each other’s voices; and consider avenues towards sustainable and nourishing spiritual practice.

  • Halaqa – Fall 2020 in the CRSL
  • Buddhist Study Group – Biweekly on Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the CRSL
  • The Bible: Voices of Prophets, Mystics, and Activists Text Study – Wednesdays, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM in the CRSL
  • Torah and Rabbinic Text Study – Fridays, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM in the CRSL