Religious Life at Lawrenceville is visible and vital, designed so that students can deepen their own faith in the Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopal, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Quaker, and Sikh religious traditions. Spiritual and Religious Life is also designed to encourage students to widen their understanding of and respect for traditions different from their own. Religious Life offerings, called Explorations are welcoming, educational, and inclusive. Explorations include worship services, yoga, mindfulness meditation, luncheon dialogues, programs of the Religious Life Council and Interfaith Initiative, Bible study groups, Gita study groups, lunch discussion groups, nature walks, affinity group programing among others. All students, day and boarding are required to attend two Explorations each term.
At Lawrenceville, we believe that the understanding of the spiritual and religious dimension of life is essential to the secondary school education. Therefore, all students take at least two courses in the Religion and Philosophy Department, including Introduction to Religious Studies in a Global Context. And all students engage in Explorations, opportunities to participate in the wide array of offerings which reflect the multi faith world in which we live, as well as opportunities to move off the grid, to slow down, to be still, and to reflect.