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About the LRC

Explore the richness of religion and spirituality in the Silicon Valley.

Boy tosses beaded hoop during Sikh Vaisakhi Festival

The Living Religion Collaborative (LRC) brings young adults and religious practitioners into shared exploration through experiential research, cultural and intellectual exchange, collaborative reflection, and the development of multimedia resources that illustrate diverse and changing expressions of religion and spirituality in local, national, and global contexts.

Our primary commitment is to encourage and enrich young adults’ understanding of what religion is; how religion intersects with other fields of life and culture; how religion is changing in the lives of the real people and communities all around them; and what all of that means in terms of their own self-understanding, life purpose, and vocation.

The LRC focuses on direct engagement within local communities, congregations, organizations, and other sites of religious and spiritual practice in everyday life. This moves our work extensively outside of the university classroom and campus into multiple contexts of lived religious engagement.

Photo: Boys at the San Jose Sikh Gurdwara toss beaded hoops during the annual Vaisakhi Festival, which celebrates the Punjabi new year. Photo by Jason Josephson (SCU '19).