June 30, 2020

As plans continue to unfold regarding operations, scheduling, and requirements in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is monitoring the situation in accordance with the rules and regulations followed by Trinity College. All updates that pertain to events held and sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life can be found on this page and in the College calendar. We hope you are staying healthy and safe and we look forward to a time when we can all gather again in community.

June 15, 2020

A Statement from the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life on Black Lives Matter

To the Trinity Community:

The member organizations of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, guided by their student leaders, wholeheartedly support the Black Lives Matter movement and those demonstrating globally to end centuries of violence and discrimination against Black people. In standing with – and praying for – protestors, we acknowledge the unaddressed racism that continues to afflict members of our college community and our congregations, and we vow to help end it.

Our convictions are grounded in faith traditions that share the values of justice, compassion, equality, and a deep responsibility for the welfare of one another. We are called to be both faithful and accountable. The Book of Deuteronomy – dating from the seventh century BCE – says: “Justice, justice shall you pursue . . .”
We offer prayers for victims of police brutality and for those who are advocating and demonstrating to rid America of the systemic racism that led to the brutal deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others.

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life commits to a continuing focus on racial inequality in our programming, education and services in the coming years to support like-minded individuals and organizations across campus. Members of our team also are available to help students, staff and faculty who are dealing with grief, fear and frustration.

We further pledge to candidly evaluate our own efforts and attitudes to ensure that our organizations are representative, open and welcoming. We aspire to be a compassionate community whose work inspires and enriches all members of the Trinity family and sows seeds of justice, peace and understanding.

–The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at Trinity College
Chapel Council
Chapel Singers
Charleston House
Faith Circle
FIST (Faith Inspired Students at Trinity)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Newman Club
Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC)
Trinity Hillel
Trinity Zen Group

To contact Spiritual and Religious Life staff, please visit https://www.trincoll.edu/spiritualandreligiouslife/staff/ or call 860-297-2012