The LSE Faith Centre runs innovative programmes and events promoting religious literacy, transformational interfaith leadership, and engagement with religion in the public sphere. We also host a wide range of religious and wellbeing activities for all LSE staff and students.
The Faith Centre at LSE has been a major step in recognizing the crucial importance of faith for the understanding of contemporary society. A genuine sign of hope.
Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Religion is present in the public sphere today in ways that many had not anticipated. Faith commitments are shaping lives, communities and nations in dramatic ways all around our world. So as a university that gathers people from every corner of the world and every imaginable faith tradition, we have had to think hard about how to accommodate radical religious pluralism within our staff and student bodies, as well as develop the culture of interfaith understanding that is so urgently needed in the wider world.
LSE Faith Centre opened in 2014 as a space for worship, prayer, refreshment, encounter, hospitality and learning for all staff and students. Organised activities for seven world religions take place here as well as a range of wellbeing activities open to all. Our programmes to promote religious literacy and interfaith leadership are now widely acclaimed and we are expanding our engagement with other institutions around the world to build interreligious cohesion.
Our activities are all oriented towards our three objectives:
- To equip students with interreligious understanding and the skills to be leaders in interfaith dialogue both on campus and in the wider world.
- To expand students’ experience in wellbeing, in spiritual development, and in awareness of their own life aspirations.
- To engage in constructive community building across religious groupings among the student body and in wider society.
Whatever your religion or belief we believe you will find something here to engage your imagination.