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Spiritual Life

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As a liberal arts college that educates the whole person—mind, body and spirit—Bridgewater encourages its members to actively pursue their spiritual path within an open, inclusive and supportive learning community.

As one of the six colleges historically affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater seeks to honor its spiritual heritage while welcoming students of all religious, spiritual and philosophical perspectives as part of a diverse learning environment. Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, an Islamic mosque, a Reformed Jewish synagogue and a Buddhist Zen center are all within easy driving distance.

Spiritual Life Groups, including Brethren Student Movement, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Muslim Student Association, are active and open to any who wish to participate. The Interfaith Student Association promotes a welcoming and diverse religious environment on campus and the Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Spiritual Life Board provide opportunities for service to the local community and larger world.

The College chaplain oversees the spiritual life program and offers spiritual counsel and personal support to all members of the campus community.