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In Conversation with Rania Abouzeid

Rania Abouzeid, a prominent independent journalist based in Beirut, is coming to Tufts to share her insights on vocation, telling human stories in times of war, the current situation in Syria, the refugee crisis, and other regional affairs on Wednesday at Noon upstairs in the IFC. Please RSVP (celene.ibrahim_lizzio@tufts.edu).

Meet, Eat, and Meditate

Friday, September 19, 12 pm-1:30 pm, Goddard Chapel Common Room 
Join University Chaplaincy for lunch and meditation as we welcome The Venerable Upali Sraman as the new Chaplaincy Intern. Email zachary.cole@tufts.edu to RSVP.

University Chaplaincy Hires New Staff

New Staff Fall 2014
Tufts University Chaplaincy hired four new staff members over the summer.

Muslims and Jews Share Breaking of the Fast

By Abdurrahman Abdurrob, University Chaplaincy Student Worker, Tufts Muslim Student Association President

Just a few weeks ago, Muslims across the world concluded their fasting for the holy month of Ramadan.

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University Chaplaincy Calendar

  • September 30, 2014
    Restoring Dignity in the Israel-Palestine Conversation
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: To be determined
    Description: Join us in this “third space” series to talk and learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this group we will focus on developing our listening skills and understandings of the underlying tensions and diverse opinions involved both on the ground in the Middle East as well as on the Tufts campus. Over 2 months students will take part in a series of skills and team building exercises, films and lectures, and facilitated conversations with the end goals of:

    Fostering deeper relationships across lines of diversity and opening lines of communications especially in times of heightened conflict;
    Understanding the multiplicity of perspectives involved in the conflict;
    Providing connections to existing avenues of Conflict Transformation and Resolution;
    Fostering recognition of personal agency to make change;
    And envisioning creative new paths for peacemaking.
    Facilitators:

    Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian from Gaza, who graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Conflict and Coexistence at Brandeis University. Yousef has committed himself to getting an education in the U.S. and dedicating his life to ending the cycle of hatred and revenge between Israel and Palestine. He has given talks at colleges throughout the country, including Harvard, Berkeley, and U.C. Davis.

    Rebecca Polivy is Director of Programming at Encounter. She has contributed to programs emphasizing sports, social entrepreneurship, the media, and face-to-face interactions for transforming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She holds a Master’s in Conflict Transformation and Intercultural Organizational Leadership from the School for International Training in Vermont, and a Bachelor’s in Religion and Economics from the University of Rochester.

    Application Information:

    To apply, please complete the application form at chaplaincy.tufts.edu by Monday, September 8.

    Sponsored by the Tufts University Chaplaincy. The University Chaplaincy has no single perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict. This program is intended to promote our mission of building community, providing spaces for education, and supporting respectful engagement across differences. For more info contact chaplaincy@tufts.edu.
  • October 1, 2014
    Protestant Noonday Prayer
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street
    Description: Noonday Prayer meets Wednesdays at Noon in the Interfaith Center. The group eats pizza lunch and holds an exploration of the Bible reading that will be used in the following Sunday’s service. For more information, contact PSA President Emma Levitt at emma.levitt@tufts.edu
  • October 2, 2014
    Interfaith Student Council Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: MacPhie Conference Room, Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center
  • October 2, 2014
    PSA Spiritual Formation
    Starts: 9:15 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 10:15 pm
    Location: Goddard Chapel, 3 The Green, Medford, MA, United States
    Description: Spiritual Formation meets Thursday evenings at 9:15 pm in Goddard Chapel. Chanta will lead a small group of students in a short Compline based meditative session geared toward personal spiritual growth. For more information, contact Protestant Chaplain, Chanta Bhan at chanta.bhan@tufts.edu
  • October 3, 2014
    Guided Meditation and Tea
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Goddard Chapel, 3 The Green, Medford, MA, United States
    Description: IFC Downstairs Meeting Room: 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7
    Goddard Chapel: 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5
    Join Venerable Upali Sraman, Chaplaincy Intern, for an hour of guided meditation, followed by conversation, tea, and light snacks. Various forms of meditation will be led. Sponsored by the Tufts University Chaplaincy. For more information, please email upali.sraman@tufts.edu.

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  • Rebel Meal In Conversation with Rania Abouzeid
    Rania Abouzeid, a prominent independent journalist based in Beirut, is coming to Tufts to share her insights on vocation, telling human stories in times of war, the current situation in Syria, the refugee crisis, and other regional affairs on Wednesday at Noon upstairs in the IFC. Please RSVP (celene.ibrahim_lizzio@tufts.edu).
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  • Upali photo 3 Meet, Eat, and Meditate
    Friday, September 19, 12 pm-1:30 pm, Goddard Chapel Common Room 
    Join University Chaplaincy for lunch and meditation as we welcome The Venerable Upali Sraman as the new Chaplaincy Intern. Email zachary.cole@tufts.edu to RSVP.
    » read
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    Restoring Dignity in the
    Israel-Palestine Conversation
    8 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Starting 9/16
    Join us in this “third space” series to talk and learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this group we will focus on developing our listening skills and understandings of the underlying tensions and diverse opinions involved both on the ground in … » read » read
  • Goddard_Chapel University Chaplaincy Open House
    Wednesday, August 27
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    University Chaplaincy Open House
    Goddard Chapel
    All new students and families are invited to share snacks, see Goddard Chapel, meet the University Chaplains and staff, and learn about opportunities to build community through spirituality, cultural life, and interfaith engagement. Current leaders from various … » read » read
  • tufts Association for College and University Religious Affairs Annual Meeting
    Sunday, October 26 – Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    *Registration Deadline – Friday, September 26, 2014

    The Tufts University Chaplaincy is honored to be hosting the Annual Meeting of the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from Sunday, October 26 through Tuesday, October 28, 2014. ACURA is a national collegium … » read » read

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