ORL Stories

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021
by Saareen Junaid '23, ORL Student Correspondent

Princeton University’s Religious Life Council (RLC) is an interfaith group of students that meet over dinner each Monday to engage in conversations about their beliefs, questions, experiences, and spiritual life, under the guidance of Dean Matt Weiner.

Monday, Oct 4, 2021
by Saareen Junaid '23, ORL Student Correspondent

It has been a year and a half since our entire congregation has been able to gather together, to feel each other in the space we all expected to be in for four years of our lives.

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
by Saareen Junaid '23, ORL Student Correspondent

Dear ones,  we hope that you have had a happy, healthy start to the new school year. This year is filled with so many new beginnings. We have started to go back to work, go back to school, see our loved ones in person.

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

The Princeton Rose Castle Society (PRCS) grew out of a fall break trip to the Rose Castle Foundation(link is external) in Cumbria, England in 2019, sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.  In Cumbria our student delegation experienced a transformative curriculum rooted in ...

Friday, Sep 10, 2021
by Saareen Junaid ‘23, ORL Student Correspondent

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense loss for nearly everyone we come across. It created an eerie interim, marked by isolation and pause from the livelihoods many of us knew. For Eric Plutz, Princeton University’s organist, the livelihood he knows is music, particularly gracing our chapel with the beautiful sound of the organ.

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021
by Saareen Junaid, ORL Student Correspondent

This summer, Dr. Nicole Aldrich was appointed as the Director of Chapel Music and of the Princeton University Chapel Choir. She will succeed Penna Rose, who served in the position for 29 years. Dr. Aldrich is an established veteran of the chapel choir world, and comes to Princeton University with nearly three decades of experience as a church...

Monday, May 31, 2021
by Alix Barry '22

Religion has often been considered a barrier for gender justice and women empowerment. Given this reality, the Princeton University Office of Religious Life (ORL) is dedicated to being a space that is distinctly religious, and also committed to uplifting women: their histories, lived experience, and leadership.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020
by Regina Lankenau '21

On the night we were told that Princeton University was moving entirely online and students were to move out of campus by the end of the week, I headed towards one of the people I knew I’d miss the most: Carmen Minera, a staff member at my eating club who had long been like a second mom to me.

Monday, Nov 16, 2020
by Regina Lankenau '21

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020
by Regina Lankenau '21

It was 2009. On his drive home from work that day, Princeton University organist Eric Plutz began to wonder.

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