Welcome to Spiritual Life at Emory

The Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is a university-wide office charged with supporting Emory’s religious and philosophical diversity.


Black History Month


The Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life Black History Month Lecture 2021 welcomes The Reverend Adam Russell Taylor 98C, the new president of Sojourners, and a former faith and advocacy leader at the World Bank and World Vision. Taylor will be having lecture and conversation on “Following the Path of a Transformed Nonconformist." For more Emory University Black History Month programming, please click here. Register at https://bit.ly/OSRLBlackHistoryMonthLecture21

Private Prayer Space on Campus - Spring 2021

Communal religious practices are happening virtually or off-campus this semester, when possible. Cannon Chapel, the university chapel on the Quad, is closed for communal gatherings. However, there are small prayer spaces around campus that are available for private/individual prayer and meditation. To learn more, please click here


OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19


During this time of COVID19, Emory University spiritual and religious life is committed to continuing to adapt and advance our mission of supporting spiritual and ethical life and building meaningful community and connection. We’ve created a webpage for OSRL Online Resources during COVID-19.

This evolving page includees:

  • Weekly Online Programs and Services
  • Finding Support and Pastoral Care
  • Other Resources for Support: CAPS, Ombuds, ODEI, FSAP
  • Opportunities for Serving and Supporting Others
Additional resources include:
  • Faculty and Staff Resources
  • Academic Accommodations for Religious Observance During Remote Learning
  • Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020

For questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.

View OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19 Here.


Black Lives Matter Resources

Emory Vigil Recording: For a recording of the June 5, 2020 vigil, please click here. For coverage of the vigil, please click here

On Friday, June 5, 2020, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Campus Life held an online solidarity vigil in remembrance of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others who have been victims of racist violence. The Emory community came together to mourn lives lost and to lift up our vision for an anti-racist world. Participants were encouraged to light a candle for those who have died. Creative Writing Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown offered a reading. The vigil included meditations, reflections, and words of inspiration from Dr. Claire Sterk, Emory University President, Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. LaNita Campbell, Director of the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement, The Rev. Greg McGonigle, University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, and Olivia Johnson, a student in the Laney Graduate School.

Additional Anti-racism Resources: For more resources, including a student-created Black Lives Matter Resistance Guide, please visit our partners in the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement here


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OSRL Programs, Events, and Weekly Gatherings