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COVID-19 Update

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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Religious & Spiritual Life

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ORSL nurtures spiritual life on campus by hosting religious services and celebrations, supporting vibrant religious student organizations, and fostering religious engagement. Find a home among us by connecting to one or our many diverse communities of faith.

Talk with a Chaplain

Spiritual (Pastoral) care is a type of care and counseling provided by spiritual leaders. It involves nonjudgmental and compassionate listening that allows people to share their joys, concerns, and hopes in the context of their full humanity, and for many, their spirituality or philosophy. It has the goal of fostering a person’s spiritual and existential wellbeing, and, if desired, it can include spiritual guidance, scripture study, and prayer or meditation. It can provide an opportunity for confidential conversation in the context of a holistic network of support.

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University Public Worship (UPW)

Explore current offerings available, including virtual options! 

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Religious Observances

See upcoming events, access policy, and find out more about accommodations. 

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Stanford Associated Religions (SAR) Student Groups

Find about more regarding the 30 religious organizations invited to offer their spiritual services to the campus.