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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Memorial Church is currently closed for tours and visits. All religious observances, weddings, memorials, concerts, and events are online through the month of January. For more information, please see our listing of events.

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Meeting the Moment is ORSL’s newest offering debuting the 2020-2021 academic year. The program, which comes out of our Rathbun Program, includes a student fellowship, monthly themed public program offering and resource list, and repeatable 1-credit class. Each facet of the Meeting the Moment was designed to inspire and resource Stanford students to thrive and derive meaning during a highly unusual academic year fraught with societal, economic, and spiritual upheaval.

    The Meeting the Moment Fellows are a diverse group of seven Stanford undergraduate and graduate students hailing from a variety of spiritual and ethnic backgrounds. The Fellows will host the monthly events, curate and create the monthly resources, and assume rotating leadership roles in the 1-credit class, which will be offered fall through spring quarters.

    About Meeting the Moment

    Meeting the Moment is a collaboration between the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, Stanford Health and Human Performance, the Lifeworks Program, and the Stanford Storytelling Project. ORSL is excited to engage more Stanford students with this new flagship program.

    Our programming will span the entire year, with offerings focused on a monthly theme chosen by the inaugural Meeting the Moment Fellows cohort: 

    September: Meeting Uncertainty
    October: Finding Ground
    November: Reckoning
    December: (Be)Longing
    January: Anger and Justice
    February: Intimacy
    March: Reimagining Genius
    April: Ancestry
    May: Play
    June: Joy as Resistance

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    Monthly Reflections

    Read student reflections on each month's theme.

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    Read, Watch, Listen

    Explore each month's theme through carefully selected articles, videos, and podcasts curated by the Fellows.

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    Monthly Playlists

    Check out our student curated Spotify playlist on this month's theme.

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    Audio Stories

    Listen to student stories on this month's theme.

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    Story Exchange

    Join Meeting the Moment for our virtual Story Exchanges, held monthly with storytelling focused on each month’s theme

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    Movie Nites

    Join Meeting the Moment for our monthly virtual Movie Nite.

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    Meeting the Moment Course

    Meeting the Moment includes a repeatable 1-unit course that will be taught Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year 

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    Wellness Practices 

    Tools, resources, and strategies to help you meet the moment, created by the Meeting the Moment class.

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