The Sanctuary: UW Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry

We are an open, affirming, and welcoming campus ministry at the University of Washington. We welcome students, faculty, and staff in their young adult years.

We are a group of students interested in exploring what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century, a community that is open and welcoming to all, questioners, adovcates for social justice, lovers of God and neighbor, and people who enjoy the occasional improptu dance party. Our home base, the Covenant House, is a place to chill, do homework, grab coffee and snacks, pray, worship, find a listening ear, play foosball, and a lot more. Come visit us!

Spring Break 2017

Learn about immigration from those directly impacted; see what the border actually looks like. Spring break 2017, border immersion in El Paso/ Juarez. Join us! This year for spring break, we will be traveling to El Paso/Juarez to immerse ourselves in life on the border with Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey and the Border Servant Corps of the ELCA. Visit colonias...

It's time to reclaim religion

This is a fantastic video on the importance of faith and how we can reshape who we are and what we do as we move forward. It also speaks to what we try to do and who we try to be at The Sanctuary. At a moment when the world seems to be spinning out of control, religion might feel irrelevant -- or like part of the problem. But Rabbi Sharon Brous believes we can reinvent religion to meet the needs of modern life. In this impassioned talk, Brous shares four principles of a revitalized religious…

So many things! Worship, Dinner, Spring break, new priest & more!

We have so much going on at The Sanctuary! Check it out!

Five things you can do to help Aleppo

I couldn't find an American source of ways we can help Aleppo, but here is some good information on ways to help. If nothing else, pray for the people of Aleppo. Pray for the soldiers and leaders to change course. The last 24 hours in Aleppo have been the worst in the “bitter” fight for the city, a UN representative has said, as the Syrian government closes in on the last pockets of rebel resistance.

Al Jazeera English

One of the things Christ calls us to do is to stay awake. Staying awake is not always comfortable and it means hearing/seeing/experiencing painful things. The horror happening in Aleppo is something the West has turned a blind eye to for too long. Civilians are being slaughtered, many execution style. This should have been stopped long ago, but we can still raise our voices and send aid. I will post another post with ways we can help.

Residents of East Aleppo are giving their final messages to the world.

FBI called to investigate reported UW campus attack on Muslim student

We stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends in asking for a deeper investigation into this crime and in working together for a campus in which no one feels afraid to be who they are and practice their faith. FBI called to investigate reported UW campus attack on Muslim student

[12/01/16]   Today is World AIDS Day. When I (Pastor Elizabeth) was growing up, AIDS seemed to be everywhere. We were all warned about it, all at least a little afraid. Now medicine in the US helps to effectively treat and even prevent HIV/AIDS for so many. Unfortunately, not everyone in the US has the information or access for prevention and treatment. Around the world, AIDS still ravages people and communities. Be aware. Know your status. Be educated. Support organizations that work to get prevention education and medication and treatment to help end the global AIDS crisis. We can end AIDS.


It's #givingtuesday! Help support our mission to Love All, Seek Justice and Practice Faith at UW by donating to The Sanctuary. Our voice and supportive community is needed now more than ever! Lutheran Campus Ministry depends on the generosity of people like you. Our volunteers and donors are what enable us to walk with students through their college years, to provide safe space for...




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