Does everything happen for a reason? Where does morality factor into career choice? And more simply, how are you doing anyway?

All are welcome to the Common Table—a casual, drop-in time to share lunch and conversation on a topic of spirituality, belief or values as we explore together what it’s like to be a person in the world. Hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life staff and a rotation of student, faculty and staff guests. Please reach out if you'd like to co-host a conversation!

This program ran Fall 2018 through Spring 2020 and is currently paused.

Spring 2020 Topics

  • Feb 4 - Spiritual practice and daily life
  • Feb 11 - Learning another’s spiritual beliefs and customs
  • Feb 18 - How do we make sensible choices?
  • Feb 25 - Staying positive in this political/social climate
  • Mar 3 - Faith and environmental responsibility
  • Mar 10 - Facing challenge from a religious/spiritual perspective
  • Mar 24 - What’s alive in your spiritual life right now?
  • Mar 31 - Relating to competing truths
  • Apr 7 - A spiritual turning point in your life
  • Apr 14 - A spiritual mentor
  • Apr 21 - A belief you hold dearly
  • Apr 28 - A big question that informs you

Harrison Blum and Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer at a table in Valentine Hall

Three people sitting at a table in Val talking

Campus Events

Find Common Table times and other campus events at the Amherst event calendar.