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Please be advised, Memorial Church will be closed on Monday, April 20, 2015. 

 

Welcome to the Office for Religious Life

Our Mission

“To guide, nurture and enhance spiritual, religious and ethical life within the Stanford University community.”

We are collectively committed and devoted to ensuring lively, thoughtful and supportive contexts for Stanford students, faculty and staff who wish to pursue spiritual interests. We recognize that a spiritual/religious journey can be an important, balancing complement to the numerous challenges one faces in the pursuit of academic and career goals.

While each one of us participates in and leads worship and study in her/his own religious traditions, our primary objective as a staff is to collaborate as a multi-faith team and work with all constituents of this dynamic university.

Our aim is to promote enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds.


 

News Features

Ticket lottery for ‘Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life’ with Oprah Winfrey

April 7, 2015, Stanford Report

The ticket lottery for “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” featuring Oprah Winfrey will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, and will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 10. The lottery is open to faculty, staff and students with a current SUNet ID.

Oprah, a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, will offer her personal reflections on life when she delivers her lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Memorial Church. Continue reading…

Oprah Winfrey to deliver annual Stanford lecture on a meaningful life

14935-rathbun_OPRAHMarch 11, 2015, Stanford Report

Oprah Winfrey, a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, will offer her personal reflections on life when she delivers “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Stanford Memorial Church.

The lecture honors the late Stanford Law School Professor Harry Rathbun, who delivered his renowned “Last Lecture” annually from the 1930s through the 1950s. Continue reading…