What is the University Chaplaincy?

The following begins to answer this question. We are here for all members of the Tufts community.

We provide opportunities for people to practice and deepen in their own religious and philosophical traditions, while fostering understanding and respect for other traditions.

We provide opportunities for people to discern their values and gather in community with those who share them.

We provide opportunities to learn about and engage with the diverse religious and philosophical traditions and communities represented at Tufts and in the world.

We provide opportunities for meaningful and collaborative service and social justice work by those who share spiritual and ethical values.

We provide a safer space and approaches for asking life’s big questions and discussing complex and controversial issues.

We provide opportunities for the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

We encourage leadership development and community building.

We seek to foster the creation of a climate of religious pluralism, characterized by religious and nonreligious diversity, respect for difference, and collaboration.

We provide a place where people can come to talk and find support in times of crisis and transition.

We lead and coordinate blessings and rituals for the Tufts community.

We support the integration of spiritual and ethical questions in the pursuit of academic and professional excellence.

We support the Tufts community in collaborative dialogue and action toward the goals of human rights for all people and eco-social justice for marginalized communities and for our world.