Spiritual Care

Our model

The Spiritual Care and Learning Centre (SCLC) is a multicultural network of community leaders and resource groups working in collaboration to provide spiritual care services. At the SCLC, we value each individual as a person (mind, body and spirit) deserving of love and care. We acknowledge the importance of community in our daily lives and the significant role it plays in our larger sense of identity, whether that identity is religious, secular, spiritual (RSS) or otherwise. Additionally, we recognize that the McMaster RSS community isn’t singular — it consists of many religious, secular and spiritual communities.

We foster collaboration between religious, secular and spiritual communities to share wisdom and practices and coexist in a safe and respectful way. As such, we encourage you to expose yourself to cultures and practices you aren’t familiar with to build greater understanding and develop deeper relationships with your peers.

Our Services

Group of students sitting, laughing in a group on campus.

This Spiritual Care and Learning Centre is a result of the efforts of the Interfaith Working Group (IFWG), part of the McMaster President's Advisory Committee for Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC).

Learn about PACBIC

RECOMMENDED READING

David Vaz, writing contest winner.

“Self-talk (a poem inverse)” (2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (third place) for the 2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2022 theme was "potential."

Yashaswani Chauhan, writing contest winner.

“Bated Breath” (2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (second place) for the 2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2022 theme was "potential."

Rowan Miles, writing contest winner.

“horn of plenty” (2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest)

This written piece was a winning submission (first place) for the 2022 Academic Skills Writing Contest. The 2022 theme was "potential."

Student walking past Student Centre.

Additional on-campus prayer space in April 2022

The Spiritual Care and Learning Centre (SCLC) is offering additional prayer space for the month of April.