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Spiritual Life

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As a liberal arts college that educates the whole person, Bridgewater encourages its members to actively pursue their spiritual path within an open, inclusive and supportive 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 traditions and faith perspectives as part of a diverse learning environment. Weekly BC worship, Catholic Mass on select weekends and seasonal campus worship services provide varied opportunities for worship on campus. Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, an Islamic mosque and a Reform Jewish synagogue are located in the surrounding area 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 BC Interfaith Board promotes a welcoming and diverse religious environment on campus, and the campus chapters of Habitat for Humanity and New Community Project provide opportunities for students to express their faith through service to the local community and larger world.
The College chaplain oversees the spiritual life program and offers spiritual guidance and support to all members of the campus community.