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Meeting the Moment

Meeting the Moment is ORSL’s newest offering debuting the 2020-2021 academic. The program, which comes out of our Rathbun Program, includes a student fellowship, monthly themed public program offering and resource list, and repeatable 1-credit class. Each facet of the Meeting the Moment was designed to inspire and resource Stanford students to thrive and derive meaning during a highly unusual academic year fraught with societal, economic, and spiritual upheaval.
Meeting the Moment programming will span the entire year, with offerings focused on a monthly theme chosen by the inaugural Meeting the Moment Fellows cohort: 



September: Meeting Uncertainty
October: Finding Ground
November: Reckoning
December: (Be)Longing
January: Anger and Justice
February: Intimacy
March: Reimagining Genius
April: Ancestry
May: Play
June: Joy as Resistance



The Meeting the Moment Fellows are a diverse group of seven Stanford undergraduate and graduate students hailing from a variety of spiritual and ethnic backgrounds. The Fellows will host the monthly events, curate and create the monthly resources, and assume rotating leadership roles in the 1-credit class, which will be offered fall through spring quarters.
Meeting the Moment is a collaboration between the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Stanford Health and Human Performance, the Lifeworks Program, and the Stanford Storytelling Project. ORSL is excited to engage more Stanford students with this new flagship program.