Religious & Spiritual Life Resources

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life offers additional resources for the Goucher Community to explore. Local resources, worldview blogs and podcasts, and other helpful links are available for you to review below.

Local Resources

Religious and Spiritual Communities

Do you have a religious or spiritual community in the Baltimore area? We want to know so that others in our community can perhaps also find a connection. Use this form to let us know about your spiritual or religious home in Baltimore.

The Baltimore area is rich in religious and spiritual communities and experiences, as well as rich religious and interreligious history. For example, the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States is the Baltimore Basilica. Here is an excellent articleabout the Sacred Spaces in Baltimore.

The Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) is a local Muslim community that Goucher students have often visited and found welcoming and engaging.

We also have a near neighbor, the Institute for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Studies.

“Founded in 1987 in Baltimore, Maryland, by an interfaith group of clergy and lay leaders, the ICJS emerged out of the conviction that centuries of religious ignorance, fear, and hostility could be disarmed through deliberate, interfaith study and conversation. The ICJS is one of the few free-standing interfaith organizations in the country unaffiliated with a university or specific religious denomination.”

There is also history of religious and racial discrimination in Baltimore housing, known as red-lining. Not in My Neighborhood by Antero Pietila explores this in depth.


Religious, Spiritual, & Worldview blogs & podcasts

There are so many blogs and podcasts that speak to our spiritual selves, that explore questions of meaning, that help us to expand our understanding of ourselves and others. We'd like to share with each other what podcasts and blogs are significant to members of our community.

Please complete this form to submit your favorites.

Podcasts and Other Media
A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.

Humankind on Public Radio
Voices of Hope and Humanity.

Other Helpful Links

Archdiocese Catholic Newspaper Online

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Baltimore Catholics
Here is a website for college age Baltimore Catholics.

Information about Hillel programs on campuses across the country.

Interfaith Calendar
This web site allows you to browse a calendar with information about sacred traditions, festivals, and commemorations in many different spiritualities and religions.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
InterVarsity's site, with information about all sorts of resources, from books to retreats to Intervarsity events on college and university campuses.

Journal of College & Character
Journal of College & Character presented by includes resources and information designed to encourage discussion, research, and educational strategies on character development in college.