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 Spiritual Life Assistants

Max Brumberg-Kraus `16Hi, I’m Max Brumberg-Kraus, and I work with the Art, Body and Soul project.  I was raised in a hippie-dippie Jewish household, and my spirituality is grounded in Jewish Esotericism, Kabbalah, Hermeticism,  and the views of William Blake. I believe creative expression a sacred act and necessary for spiritual release. Through acts of creation we tap into the heart of what it means to be created in the image of God, and every piece of art is a continuation of Genesis. I am also the president of Interfaith Club. I love meaningful conversation, watercolors, and drag shows, so hit me up if you're interested.

Amelia Diehl `17.jpgHi, I'm Amelia Diehl, and I'm a Junior. While I was raised Quaker, I converted to Unitarian Universalism in high school. This is my first year working for Spiritual Life; I'll be working on the Better Together project. I am passionate about environmental and social justice issues, and am excited to explore how spirituality and faith can connect people to work towards action in these areas, and to add to one's sense of self. I think it's very important -- and endlessly fascinating -- to remember that we are all sharing one rotating sphere in space, and that we are part of this planet and each other. I also enjoy writing, biking, drinking chai, and finding out about new indie bands.

Dylan Hackler `16.jpgHi, I’m Dylan Hackler, and I’ll be working with faith-based environmental activism for Spiritual Life.  I was raised as and continue to be a practicing Roman Catholic, in the traditions of Social Catholics such as Saint Francis of Assisi.  I believe that it is our sacred duty to live as a part of the natural world and global human community, not as exploiters and destroyers of it.  We are a part of a wondrous creation.  We should celebrate it!  I enjoy philosophical discussions and immersive story-creation.

Office Assistants

Pita Angeles `16Hello, I am Guadalupe Angeles, although I tend to go by Pita around campus. I am a junior majoring in Critical Identity Studies and Comparative Literature and it will be my first year as one of the two Office assistants for the Spiritual Life Program. Raised in a Catholic Mexican household, my experiences with faith and religion have fluctuated between positive and negative throughout my youth that temporarily distorted my view of faith and spirituality. Although I do not consider myself Christian, I have since sensed in there is something much grander in others and myself that often goes misunderstood. It was not until arriving to Beloit that I realized this experience went beyond religion, and many things of the sort, that was capable of creating a negative or positive space. This realization has encouraged me to further explore spiritual and religious identities that permeate our daily interactions on and off campus, whether with people, texts, or our natural environment. It is my personal belief that the beautiful complexities of faith offer beauty that are the mysteries of life and create spaces for the sort of conversations that are valuable to enriching ourselves beyond the spiritual level.