Big Words: KIND


The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life continues its Big Words series this Monday, Sept. 21, with Big Words: KIND. The program will be available on Zoom, starting at 7 p.m.

Every major tradition recognizes the importance of kindness as a spiritual virtue and a part of religious practice. Contemporary psychology also recognizes that acts of kindness play a role in mental wellness, and kindness is the foundation of the cooperation that helps societies thrive. And since the arrival of Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, as Stetson’s new president, kindness is becoming a cornerstone of the university’s institutional culture. 

During this Big Words event, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will examine the importance of kindness in spirituality and religion, with insights from President Roellke about how it became a guiding principle in his life. Also to be explored: how we might practice kindness to enhance our own well-being. 

Each Big Words program offers cultural credit along with interesting discussions and activities. The programs present interfaith perspectives on concepts or values important to different religious and spiritual traditions. 

For the Zoom link, register at

For more information about Big Words, contact the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at or call 386-822-7403.