In addition to our regular programming and celebrations, Spiritual Life sponsors many special events each semester. Check out recent and upcoming events below!
Offered November 2018; look for more coming in the spring!
This workshop, cosponsored by the Wellness Center, Career Options Resource Center, and the Cultural Center, provides an introduction to imposter syndrome (often described as persistent feelings of self-doubt and fear of failure around one's accomplishments) and helps students develop strategies for overcoming it.
Offered October 2018
Co-sponsored by the School of Critical Social Inquiry
Dr. Michael Strmiska, global studies scholar at SUNY Orange, will speak on the history of religion in Eastern Europe from ancient times to the present. He will examine factors that fostered tolerance and respect for religious diversity in Eastern Europe, at certain moments, or gave rise to fanatical intolerance and persecution, at other times, from Catholic dogmatism to ethnic nationalism to anti-Semitism and pogroms to Nazism and the Shoah. He will end with reflections on current trends in Eastern Europe in which a repressive Christian ethnic nationalism seems to again be on the rise in opposition to the European Union principles of religious tolerance and respect for diversity.
Practitioners of different complementary medicine and other health and wellness practices, such as herbalists, acupuncturists, and energy practitioners, share their expertise with the Hampshire community every other Friday. Info forthcoming!
Over a dozen practitioners from on and off campus share their talents, talk about their crafts, and allow us all to experience the joys of health and wellness. Get a massage or talk to an acupuncturist about how you might begin your own training. Have a smoothie or try some homemade bodycare products (and learn how you might make your own). The fair is meant to be experiential and fun, and it is open to the Five College community and friends. Date and time TBD.
During spring break, Spiritual Life helps sponsor a week-long alternative spring break. Students and staff travel to New Orleans to work with NENA, the lower ninth word neighborhood empowerment network association. The group helps rebuild the community in the lower ninth ward while learning about and experiencing the history and culture of New Orleans. Info forthcoming!
International service trips explore race, culture, class, and religion in our country and others in the context of putting our own bodies to work. Info forthcoming!