Apply to participate in Courageous Conversations--deadline January 24, 2018.
Courageous Conversations: Equipping Ourselves for Dialogue Across Differences in Faith and World View" is a Tri-College program open to students, faculty and staff from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. The program will take place on Bryn Mawr's campus on February 1 and 2, 2018.
After taking part in this program, participants should expect to be able to
* Frame useful questions that allow them to deeply listen, moving beyond "us vs. them" and hearing the personal fears, desires and experiences of others
* Come to see themselves as people with personal stories to tell that allow others to see connections and build bridges among different people
* Imagine solutions to interpersonal conflict that draw on our connections
Bryn Mawr believes that faith and spirituality are a significant aspect of many students’ lives and that the free exercise of religion, as well as open and vigorous debate of religious ideas, are integral to the educational mission of the College and to the quality of student life on campus. We strive to create and support spaces on campus that facilitate religious and spiritual community-building, exploration, and inquiry. Our intent is to celebrate and empower Bryn Mawr’s diverse religious and spiritual community via a focus on interfaith dialogue.
- Calendar of religious holidays for 2017 and 2018
- Interfaith Council
- Seeking transportation funding? Submit a Pensby Funding Form.
- Diwali celebrations — See more photos of BMC students' celebration of Diwali.
On Bryn Mawr's Campus
As a nondenominational institution, Bryn Mawr does not employ or endorse any religious advisors, groups or representatives. However, we recognize that religion is a significant aspect of many students' lives and that the free exercise of religion, as well as the open and vigorous discussion of religious ideas, is important to the educational mission of the College and to the quality of student life on campus. We therefore extend hospitality and assistance to religious advisors and to student religious groups that serve the spiritual and religious needs of our student population.
Liaison to Religious Advisors
Any questions relating to religious advising at Bryn Mawr College, including but not limited to questions regarding the Guidelines and Code of Conduct, should be addressed to:
The Pensby Center
Employees of the College are free to hold and express their religious ideas and beliefs as individuals. They are not, however, to use their access to students through the College or their authority as College officials to promote any set of religious convictions or commitments. Attempts to do so should be reported to the Pensby Center or to the supervisor of the employee in question.
Local Places of Worship
We welcome you to visit these places of worship in the area surrounding Bryn Mawr College.