Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer speaking at the podium in Johnson Chapel

Baccalaureate: An Interfaith Celebration of Our Graduates

May 28, 2022

Baccalaureate is an interfaith celebration that takes place annually at Commencement. The 2022 service included remarks by students and staff, musical selections from the Zumbyes, and a keynote address by Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer.

Hear audio of the 2022 Baccalaureate service in Johnson Chapel:

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See No Stranger: A Call to Interfaith Partnership, Radical Love, and Social Justice

A live streamed talk and conversation with Valarie Kaur, renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best-selling author of See No Stranger. Hosted by Amherst RSL in April of 2022.

Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence: An Evening with Fred Sievert '70

Fred Sievert ’70, former President of New York Life Insurance Company, shares advice from his upcoming fourth book Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence: Practical Christ-Centered Advice for Entering or Re-entering the Workforce.


Black Faith: A Panel and Conversation

Black leaders from the Muslim, Buddhist, and Christian traditions spoke with us in February 2021 about their intersectional experience of race and religion. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council, Black Students Union, and Multicultural Resource Center. 

Read an article on this event from The Amherst Student.


Vespers 2020: A Festival of Christmas Readings and Carols

The Amherst Choral Society and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life present Vespers: A Festival of Christmas Readings and Carols. The Amherst College Horn Ensemble, guest musicians, and members of the Amherst College community continue this long-standing tradition in a virtual way.


Blessings for these Times

May 20, 2020

An interfaith message for the Amherst College community from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life