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The Road to Freedom and Justice

On January 23, 2014 at 6 pm the Office of the President, the University Chaplaincy, and the Africana Center held a powerful and meaningful celebration of the legacies of both Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Students, faculty, and staff gathered for song, poetry, and reflection on these two great social justice …

Mindfulness Meditation

The University Chaplaincy is partnering with Tufts’ new faculty and staff Wellness Center, led by Kathy Hewes, MS, RD, LDN. » read

Hindu Students Council Moves Weekly Puja to Chapel

Since September, weekly HSC pujas have taken place in Goddard on Tuesday nights. » read

Goddard Gets New Accessible Automatic Door

Tufts Facilities department installed a new accessible, automatic door to the tower entrance of the chapel. » read

University Chaplaincy Programs

  • April 24, 2014
    Buddhist Meditation
    Starts: 8:45 am
    Ends: April 24, 2014 - 10:15 am
    Location: Goddard Chapel
    Description: Come for quiet meditation. All are welcome.
  • April 24, 2014
    Christian Science Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Contact - rtsiewert@gmail.com
    Description: All are welcome to these meetings.
  • April 24, 2014
    Tufts Unitarian Universalist (TU3) Weekly Meeting
    Starts: 8:30 pm
    Ends: April 24, 2014 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
    Description:
  • April 24, 2014
    Spiritual Formation Small Group
    Starts: 9:15 pm
    Ends: April 24, 2014 - 10:15 pm
    Location: Goddard Chapel
    Description: Come join us for prayer and meditation where we will discover and discuss ways to deepen and strengthen our relationship with God.
  • April 25, 2014
    Muslim Jumah Prayer
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
    Description: Come pray at the Interfaith Center. All are welcome.
  • April 25, 2014
    Study Some Torah with Kerrith
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Tufts University Hillel Foundation, Packard Avenue, Medford, MA, United States, Downstairs Chapel
    Description: Kerrith Rosenbaum is starting a weekly session of Jewish learning. He will start by studying the weekly Torah portion and is open to other topics as well. The discussions will be based on the (beautiful) original Hebrew text, but he will always be working with (at least one) translation as well. All are welcome.
  • April 25, 2014
    Catholic Chaplaincy or Spritiual Practices
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
    Description: This semester we will be alternating between confession and contemplative prayer on Fridays from 3-5 PM (although contemplative prayer will probably be closer to an hour). We are very excited about this because it means that EVERY Friday at Tufts, there is time set aside for spiritual practice and sacramental life
  • April 25, 2014
    Jewish Conservative and Reform Shabbat Services
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Granoff Family Hillel Center, Tufts University
    Description: Come share in Shabbat Services with our Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, and Tufts students. All are welcome.
  • April 26, 2014
    Jewish Conservative and Reform Shabbat Services
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Granoff Family Hillel Center, Tufts University
    Description: Come share in Shabbat Services with our Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, and Tufts students. All are welcome.
  • April 27, 2014
    Tufts Freethought Executive Meetings
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Tufts University Campus Center - Room 207
    Description: Our Executive Meeting is open to all members who'd like to learn more about how the club runs or become more involved.

Tufts Boston Campus – Boston Marathon Vigil of Remembrance and Hope

Tuesday, April 15, 12:10 pm, Tufts Dental School Alumni Lounge, 15th Floor (1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA)
The Tufts university chaplains and the deans of the health sciences schools invite all to a program of music, prayer, and reflection to remember those who suffered and responded, and to offer support to those who will be … » read

Additional Pastoral Care Hours on 4/15

On Tuesday, April 15, the University Chaplaincy will offer additional pastoral care for any member of the community:
12:30-2 pm, Interfaith Center: Rachael Pettengill-Rasure, Protestant Chaplain
3-5 pm, Interfaith Center: Naila Baloch, Muslim Chaplain

Good Friday: Ecumenical Service and Way of the Cross

Good Friday Ecumenical Service
Friday, April 18, 12:10 pm, Goddard Chapel

As an Easter people, we must not forget that the brightness of morning only comes by way of the night. Like Christians all over the world, we will gather on Good Friday to sit with the darkness and listen to God’s … » read

Easter Sunday Celebrations

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Protestant Worship: 10 am, Grace Episcopal Church, Medford: 160 High Street in Medford. The students will walk over together.  Please contact Emma Levitt for more info: emma.levitt@tufts.edu
Catholic Mass: 11 am, Goddard Chapel
Ecumenical Easter Brunch: 12:30 pm, Interfaith Center
For more information, please contact chaplaincy@tufts.edu.
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The Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 3 pm, Gantcher Center

The traditional Baccalaureate Service for graduating seniors at Tufts began in 1865. “Baccalaureate” means a sermon to a graduating class, and for most of Tufts’ history the inspirational message has been delivered by the University President. The address is the President’s final opportunity to exhort and enlighten members of the senior … » read

Catholic Mass for Graduates, Alumni & Families

Saturday, May 17, 5:30 pm, Goddard Chapel

Please join us for liturgy as we send forth our graduates and welcome home alumni and families. All are welcome and, as always, come as you are. Followed by a reception with light refreshments. For more information, please contact Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper at Lynn.Cooper@tufts.edu.

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