Religious Life

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites you on a journey of spiritual discovery.

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life nurtures the spiritual lives of all Wellesley students through diverse religious celebrations, compassionate pastoral care, dynamic multifaith programs, and contemplative mindfulness practices.

Inspired by Wellesley's historic belief that education is a spiritual as well as an intellectual journey, this program celebrates and affirms the diversity of religious and cultural experience of our students, both creating space for particular traditions and fostering communities for multifaith and intercultural exchange as students explore who they are and want to become for the sake of the world. 

 

Here you can wrestle with life's most pressing questions as you explore your own values, beliefs, and convictions.

Here you can gather for fellowship and fun, explore new spiritual practices, or learn to dialogue across difference.

Here you can connect to an enriching and beloved community to accompany you on your Wellesley journey.

Here you can become you.

 

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Wellesley College Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that Wellesley College is built on ancestral and traditional land of the Massachusett people. We also recognize that the United States’ removal, termination, and assimilation policies and practices resulted in the forced settlement of Indigenous lands and the attempted erasure of Indigenous cultures and languages. We further acknowledge the oppression, injustices, and discrimination that Indigenous people have endured and that there is much work to be done on the important journey to reconciliation. We commit to strengthen our understanding of the history and contemporary lives of Indigenous peoples and to steward this land.

We further recognize the many Indigenous people living here today—including the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Nipmuc nations—who have rich ancestral histories in Wellesley and its surrounding communities. Today, their descendants remind us that they are still here, where they maintain a vital and visible presence. We honor and respect the enduring relationship between these peoples and this land, as well as the strength of Indigenous culture and knowledge, the continued existence of tribal sovereignty, and the principle of tribal self-determination.

Contact: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life | Billings Hall | ORSL@wellesley.edu | 7812832685