Religious Life at Lawrenceville

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.

Our Mission

  • To keep Religious Life vibrant, vital, and visible for our school community
  • To provide excellent worship and educational opportunities for students to deepen and grow within their chosen religious tradition
  • To inspire and cultivate “the best for all” through multi faith, spiritual, educational and experiential opportunities
  • And to be a bridge of understanding across difference

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  • Religious Life Council

    The Religious Life Council (RLC) aims to nurture spiritual and religious life at Lawrenceville by providing visibility for its strength and diversity, and to cultivate understanding and respect among religious traditions. The RLC accomplishes this through regular meetings and lively exchanges, the very successful “What Matters To Me and Why” program, field trips, and co-sponsorships with other clubs and councils. The RLC works closely with the Diversity Council to design Explorations, has regular conversations with the Gay Straight Alliance  The RLC is convened by the School Chaplain and has student representatives from all the religious traditions and members-at-large. All students are welcome.
  • Interfaith Initiative

    Lawrenceville's Interfaith Initiative, supported by the Mayrock Family Fund, is a School organization that serves as a consortium/meeting place for all Lawrenceville religious groups, clubs, leaders, clergy, and interested students, faculty, and staff to learn about and support each other's religions. The students and adult religious leaders meet regularly to share in a multi-faceted approach toward meaningful and deep conversations about each other’s religious beliefs and traditions.

    Each year the group convenes at the start of the academic year to choose a theme to focus on for their annual discussions and programming. Past topics have included Jerusalem, religion and art, women and religion, and momentous events in religious history.

Upcoming Religious Life Events

Religious Life Leaders

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  • Sue Anne Steffey Morrow H'12 

    Director of Spiritual and Religious Life; Religion Master; Chaplain
    Bio
  • Peter Baktis 

    Orthodox Chaplain
    Bio
  • Erin Brown 

    Catholic Chaplain
    Bio
  • Vineet Chander 

    Leader for Hinduism
    Bio
  • Greg B. Jones 

    Hallelujah! Chaplain
    Bio
  • Philip Jordan '85 

    Religion and Philosophy Master; Leader for Buddhism
    Bio
  • Lauren Levy H'97 '01 P'01 '02 '09 

    Religion Master; School Rabbi
    Bio
  • Kameelah Mu'Min 

    Religious Life Leader for Islam
    Bio
  • Savraj Singh '99 

    Leader for Sikhism
    Bio
  • Nina Laubach 

    Leader For Yoga & Meditation
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News

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Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.