Spiritual and Religious Life
We are delighted to welcome The Rev. Marcus G. Halley to Trinity College as our new college chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life. Chaplain Halley will provide the Trinity community with spiritual and pastoral care and lead our diverse Spiritual and Religious Life team, representing Buddhism, Judaism, Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Islam, and interfaith communities. Read more about Chaplain Halley in the announcement from President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and Dean Jody Goodman: http://bit.ly/TrinCollChaplain2021.
Spiritual and Religious Life at Trinity provides support for students to engage with spiritual and religious traditions along with non-believers who want to join in exploring and grappling with moral and ethical issues across campus and beyond.
We endeavor to live out our beliefs and values through action centered on justice. We strive for justice through advocacy, community service, immersion learning, and direct action. We seek to develop meaningful and timely opportunities for engagement among students, faculty, and staff throughout the campus and Greater Hartford community.
Practice. Music. Community. Justice. Wellbeing.
Spiritual and Religious Life engages students with their spiritual and religious heritages. We invite them to learn about a diversity of practices and traditions to grow their understanding of the world. We connect students to each other and to communities and needs beyond themselves and our campus. We work collaboratively with faculty and staff to promote spiritual and ethical well being across campus.
We provide opportunities for regular religious observance and spiritual practice and for moral and ethical reflection and engagement among students, across campus, and to the wider community. Distinct practices at Trinity include the historic Episcopal tradition of the college, Roman Catholicism, Jewish life, Zen Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and interfaith cooperation.
Music & the Arts
Extraordinary music making, both in concerts and services, enriches the life of the college and the wider Hartford community.
We create spaces for communities of hospitality and inclusion that honor distinct traditions and perspectives while promoting respect, appreciation, and common values.
We endeavor to live out our beliefs and values through action centered on justice. Whether through advocacy, community service, immersion learning, or direct action, we develop timely, meaningful opportunities for engagement among students, faculty, and staff.
We advocate the practice of spiritual, religious, intellectual, healthy relationships, and physical health so that all persons in community may thrive.
Welcome to Spiritual and Religious Life at Trinity College. We invite you to meet the people and explore the offerings of our diverse coalition of spiritual and faith traditions. Our teams serve both their own traditions and join together to address common goals, values and concerns affecting our entire campus community and beyond.
–John Rose, Interim Co-Director, Spiritual and Religious Life