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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.

Tufts Students Break Ramadan Fast Together

Here at Tufts, Ramadan is a time for companionship, especially with many students being far from home. “Ramadan is really about family and friends, but for many of us taking classes and working in Boston, it is really hard for us to create that sense of community” said University Chaplaincy Student Worker Abdurrahman Abdurrob, one of the many T ...

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University Chaplaincy Calendar

  • September 15, 2014
    PSA Book Club
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Designated Residential hall common room
    Description: Book Club meets Mondays at Noon in a designated residential hall common room. This semester will be focused on The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller. For more information, contact PSA President Emma Levitt at emma.levitt.@tufts.edu
  • September 16, 2014
    Restoring Dignity in the Israel-Palestine Conversation
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: September 16, 2014 - 9:00 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.
  • September 17, 2014
    Protestant Noonday Prayer
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 17, 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
  • September 18, 2014
    Interfaith Student Council Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: MacPhie Conference Room, Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center
  • September 18, 2014
    The First Spark
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: September 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Downstairs Hillel Building
    Description: "The First Spark"
    September 18th, 7:30 PM Downstairs Hillel Building
    How do we begin something new? Join the interfaith community at Hillel as we mark the new school year through music, intention-setting, and of course food! Whether you're a rising senior or new to campus, come gather in a beautiful campfire atmosphere and start the year off right together. Dinner will be served.
    Contact miriam.priven@tufts.edu or aviva.herr_welber@tufts.edu with questions.

Upcoming Events

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    Restoring Dignity in the
    Israel-Palestine Conversation
    8 Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Starting 9/16
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  • 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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