Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice

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The Center is committed to fostering dialogue and supporting multi-religious life on the Grinnell College campus.
The chapel’s interior exhibits the timber-trussed vaulted ceiling typical of the spacious Perpendicular Gothic style. Also characteristic are the high clerestory windows, which admit more light than is the case in other church styles. Seating about 700 people (630 in the nave...

Business

  Local Catholic Congregations - Grinnell     Saint Mary's Catholic Church 1002 Broad Street - Grinnell, IA 50112 Office: 641-236-7486 Website:  http://www.stmarygrinnell.com/ Mass: Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:00 am & 11:00 am Tues & Thurs - 5:30 pm Wed & Fri - 8:...

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  Statement of Religious Observance Grinnell College acknowledges and embraces the religious diversity of its faculty, students, and staff.  Faculty and students share responsibility to support members of our community who observe religious holidays.  Students will provide...
April 23, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmApril 30, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmMay 7, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmMay 14, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmMay 21, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmMay 28, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmJune 4, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmJune 11, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmJune 18, 2013 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmJune...
On the Prize Background History of the Grinnell Prize The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their...
The Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice is dedicated to fostering and celebrating a diversity of practice and opinion regarding religion, spirituality, culture, ability, disability, and social justice policy. We encourage and support engagement on our campus,...
Social Justice Student Organizations Social Justice Action Group Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) The Social Justice Action Group is committed to working directly towards peace, justice, and positive social change; which includes fighting hunger, promoting volunteerism, and...
The Chaplain's Office supports and leads the following activities: Council on Religious Life Pre-Seminary Group Black Church at Grinnell Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) The Social Justice Action Group is committed to working directly towards peace, justice, and positive...
Holiday Calendars Statement of Religious ObservanceGrinnell College acknowledges and embraces the religious diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. Faculty and students share responsibility to support members of our community who observe religious holidays. Students will...
2014 Grinnell Prize Winners Winners of the 2014 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize will be announced on September 3, 2014. 2013 Grinnell Prize Emily Arnold-Fernández and Asylum Access Video of 2013 Grinnell Prize: Emily Arnold-Fernández, Asylum Access...

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Here we have another late report. Apparently Africa is still in my blood and I am still doing things slowly. I am back in the States. So is my luggage. So is Lauren. The latter two almost didn't make it. Just as my luggage was lost when I arrived in Lesotho last January, it was...
Author:   Maggie Kamraczewski ’10 Kisses are being dispensed around the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (CRSSJ). Well, Hershey’s kisses, that is. But the giddy mood is infectious nonetheless. Sure, some jaded college students may dismiss the...
AA 11th Step Meeting  7:00 p.m. on Mondays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage, 1233 Park Street, back of building, north entrance Text Study: the Book of NUMBERSNoon on Tuesdays, CRSSJ Prayer GarageAn Inter-religious Bible Study (with theological probability and the occasional statistic --...
  The Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice and several related groups will be at Grinnell Fest from 2:30 to 5 p.m., Aug. 28, at Younker Court, the lawn between Younker Hall and the Rosenfield Center. Visit booths to learn about student groups and local...
If you were the first in your family to attend college, please consider joining us at our Annual First-Generation Student Dessert Reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in JRC 209.  The goal of this annual event is to connect first-generation college students with...
>> PRESIDENT KINGTON: Good Evening. As President of Grinnell College I am pleased to welcome you to the presentation of the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize Winners. The Grinnell Prize honors individuals under the age of 40, who have...
Jerry Greenfield delivers the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize Symposium in November 2012. Credit: Blur MediaWorks >>SARAH PURCELL: So it is my real privilege to introduce Jerry Greenfield this afternoon. I first met Jerry when he was here for the commencement of his...
Grinnell College Chalutzim invites you to the Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 4-6, and Yom Kippur, Sept. 13-14.   Please RSVP for meals.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”― Nelson Mandela  Grinnell gathers at noon Thursday, Dec. 12 in Herrick Chapel to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and mourn his passing. “Nelson Mandela...
More than 3,350 pounds of food — about the weight of a Ford Mustang — was donated to families in the Grinnell community during the 2013­–14 school year. This intensive effort was led by Dylan Bondy ’16, who started the Grinnell College chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN)...

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Whether you want to connect with on-campus, student-run religious and spiritual organizations, worship communities in town, or religious staff members for conversation or counseling, the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice helps you engage with Grinnell’s...
The Chaplain's Office offers assistance to anyone looking for places for worship, for involvement in religious student groups, and spiritual or renewal opportunities in and around Grinnell. Our goal is help students find resources for worship, prayer or renewal in whatever...

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If you are interested in booking space a the CRSSJ to hold a meeting, training, discussion, bible study, recognition/appreciation, or other activity, please complete this form to request your date(s) and time(s).  Please note that you will be contacted by our office to confirm...