The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) and its affiliated programs have a proud heritage of promoting and sponsoring efforts to advance peace, community service, and social justice. Most religious traditions, denominations, and congregations are deeply involved in promoting education, service, and social justice, and ORSL can be a way to tap into those movements during the semesters, breaks, winter term, and the summer.
Students may seek out particular campus spiritual communities to engage with particular issues, such as the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry’s efforts to abolish the death penalty. They may participate in joint initiatives between ORSL and close campus partners such as the Multicultural Resource Center and the Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research to promote education, service, and advocacy. And many students also choose to explore the multiple local community resources for service and social justice engagement, such as:
- Peace Potlucks at Peace Community Church
- Oberlin Community Services
- Hot Meals at Christ Episcopal Church
- The Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue
- The Oberlin Project
- Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)
For more information, please contact the Director of ORSL.