• Religious and Spiritual Life

    Religious and Spiritual Life

    As a United Methodist related university, Hamline welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those with none. Recognizing that Hamline’s campus community is religiously diverse, the programs of Religious and Spiritual Life are committed to:

    • Building bridges connecting the sacred, academic and social aspects of life on campus;

    • Fostering spiritual exploration and growth;

    • Promoting compassion, justice, and concern for the common good; and

    • Providing personal, emotional, and spiritual support to the campus community.

    Signature Programs

    Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips

    Each year, one or more of the Catalyst Alternative Spring Break trips has a religious or spiritual focus. Catalyst uses direct service to investigate questions of social justice and community. These trips are designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in community service projects over spring break. Learn more.

    Contact: Margot Howard | mhoward03@hamline.edu

    Gospel Choir

    Gathers with the dynamic director, Sherri Orr, to immerse singers in gospel tradition and perform at various Hamline events. Gospel Choir meets on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Bush Center Chapel. Visit our Facebook page!

    Contact: Tyler McGruder | tmcgruder01@hamline.edu

    Jewish Student Life

    Fosters growth that is spiritual, social, and academic, by providing community networking (we help you find what might be out there), and outreach programming (we bring you and that network together). Join our Facebook group!

    Contact: Associate Chaplin Rabbi Esther Adler | adler.esther@gmail.com

    Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought

    Each year a progressive religious scholar is invited to campus for several days of speaking and teaching in our community, so that we have the chance to interact with the scholar in a personal way. Learn more.

    Contact: Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud | nvictorinvangerud01@hamline.edu

    Mindfulness Mediation

    This group is open to all individuals with any level of experience or interest in Buddhist mindfulness and/or meditation at Hamline University. Guided meditation is led by ordained Zen Buddhist teacher and adjunct professor Marc Anderson. We meet for weekly meditation and discussion on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Wellspring room on the third floor of Anderson Center.

    Contact: Mariya Khan | mkhan02@hamline.edu

    Muslim Student Association

    The Muslim Student Association (MSA). MSA sponsors several annual events including Islamic Awareness Week. MSA meets weekly on Mondays at 5:00 pm in the Anderson Center, room #115.

    Contact: Nadia Almosawi | nalmosawi01@hamline.edu

    Religious and Spiritual Advising

    For students seeking a more personal connection to talk about religious questions, find support for new understandings, and explore their Hamline experience from spiritual perspectives. Religious and Spiritual Life staff seeks to support all students, while bringing particular experience from Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions.

    Rabbi Esther Adler | adler.esther@gmail.com
    Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud | nvictorinvangerud01@hamline.edu
    Nur Mood | nmood01@hamline.edu

    Spirituality Scholars

    This weekly stipended program brings an interfaith group of students together over the course of nine months to explore their spiritual journeys in connection with their identities and hopes for the future. Learn more.

    Contact: Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud | nvictorinvangerud01@hamline.edu

    Values in Action

    An opportunity-based program of service work for students who identify as secular or non-theistic (Atheist, Humanist, Agnostic, Unitarian Universalist or anyone). Join our Facebook group for updates and events.