Divine Cluster

For academic year 2024-2025. 

The theme for the Divine Cluster in 2024-2025 is Encounter. We offer “encounter” as a framework for considering the depth of meanings in concepts like "divine," "transcendent," and "spiritual." A focus on “encountering” calls us to the understanding that we are not merely autonomous individuals but instead exist in solidarity and interdependence with the world around us. How can experiencing certain aspects of the mind, relationships, culture, and societies be vehicles for approaching the divine? How do we encounter and act in solidarity with each other and the vulnerable members of our society? The seminars and co-curricular cluster events will call you to encounter ideas and people (in many cases through Community-Based Learning) that open up a deeper exploration of what is divine.