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Religious & Spiritual Life

supporting the quest for meaning and purpose in life.

On behalf of the entire staff of Religious & Spiritual Life,
we welcome you home to our Evanston campus. 

For religious observances during Wildcat Welcome, check out the  Religious Holidays page .

Welcome to
Religious & Spiritual Life! 


Mindfulness at Northwestern

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The first step of a pathway into mindfulness is experiencing it for yourself.
Try this 3 Minute Breathing Space now.  After you finish listening, ask yourself:
  • What did I notice?
  • How is this different from how I normally pay attention?
  • What am I experiencing in my body, thoughts, feelings right now?

Mindfulness is the experience of developing particular awareness to the present moment without judgement.  The practice of mindfulness includes drawing attention to the breath, the entire body, physical sensations, thoughts, and sounds. 

Learn More on our Mindfulness Pages
Other Resources
  • BREATHE -  A variety of guided meditations and breathing practices to help you deal with stress.
  • Eight Dimensions of Wellness - Explore the eight dimensions of wellness & campus resources related to each

Religious Communities at Northwestern

Alice Millar Chapel

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Alice Millar Chapel

Alice Millar Chapel was designed for celebrating the life of our community and the momentous occasions which it celebrates from rites of passage to weddings and from commencement ceremonies to world class musical events. 

More Information about the Chapel for your Upcoming Occasion

Events & Programs

Hymnfest XVIII: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God"

October 24, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road

Stephen Alltop, conductor; Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Chapel Choir Alumnae; Eric Budzynski, organ The 18th annual Hym...