Western New England University Spiritual LifeSociety — University
|About||Spiritual Life, located at St. Germain Campus Center Rm. 247|
Please feel free to contact members of the Spiritual Life Student Council
Mike Onofrio &
Western New England University is a nonsectarian community recognizing a diversity of the world's religions celebrated within its student population.
The University values the spiritual growth of its students as a vital part of their development, welcoming them to an atmosphere of dialogue and discussion that allows each to embrace a personal truth, and to respect the truths of others. The rich variety of thought and expression in the University community encourages the development of the student as a whole person. As a result, religious life on the campus operates within an ecumenical and interfaith context of religious harmony and tolerance.
A common ground of many faiths, the Office of Spiritual Life offers opportunities for individual religious expression as well as personal growth. Spiritual Life joins the Cultural Liaison Office on campus to work closely with the Springfield Council of Churches, the Western Massachusetts Interfaith Council, the Rabbinic Fellowship of Greater Springfield, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to assure students every opportunity to fulfill their religious needs.
The suburban Sixteen Acres area of Springfield, serving as home to the campus community, offers a variety of Protestant and Roman Catholic churches. Also within a short distance of the campus are a number of synagogues and a mosque.
|Mission||An opportunity for religions to be represented, as well as understanding of other religions and personal growth through the activities and meetings.|