Category Archives: Glideshow
Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:45 pm, Interfaith Center (58 Winthrop St.)
This year’s lecturer featured The Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, a prominent spiritual leader and social activist in the Black Lives Matter movement. On Monday, April 3, 2017, he delivered the 150th Anniversary Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life in a talk titled, … » read
Resounding from the Goddard Chapel carillon throughout the month of February is one of the great resistance songs of our era, “We Shall Overcome.” A defining anthem of the African-American Civil Rights movement, the modern version of this gospel hymn began to seep into consciousness during a 1945 tobacco workers’ strike, in Charleston, S.C. Disseminated … » read
This month, as we begin a new calendar year, Goddard Chapel’s carillon features the traditional new year carol “Levy-Dew.” Originating in the southwestern Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, the song has been a customary element of a start-of-year ritual in which children, using a fresh sprig of evergreen, will sprinkle newly-drawn well water on passers-by. The … » read
Mondays and Fridays, Noon, Goddard Chapel
Join Priya Sraman, Buddhist in Residence and advisor to the Tufts Mindfulness Buddhist Sangha, for guided meditation (with various lengths of sitting), followed by conversation, tea, and light snacks.
This month’s tune radiating from the Goddard Chapel carillon is “When the Summer Sun Is Shining,” a seasonal hymn from the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Beautifully evoking the sensory experience of the summer months, the text by Sydney Henry Knight is traditionally paired with a tune from the American shape-note tradition entitled “Holy Manna.” One of … » read
May’s carillon tune from the tower of Goddard Chapel anticipates the joy of Commencement with the traditional commercium (academic song) “Gaudeamus Igitur.” Likely originating from a 1287 Latin manuscript, it is now commonly sung as a formal hymn at university graduation ceremonies the world over (despite its light-hearted and decidedly non-formal character). Indeed, it will … » read
On Thursday April 7, 2016, the University Chaplaincy invited Professor Diana Eck to deliver the annual Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life. We welcome you to view a video of the lecture, including introductory remarks by Tufts Chief of Staff Michael Baenen, by clicking the image.
This month, the tune from the tower of Goddard Chapel is Natalie Sleeth’s 1986 hymn, “Hymn of Promise.”
Natalie Sleeth was one of America’s prolific composers of church music in the mid-late 20th century until her death in 1992. Her tunes and texts are well loved in newer American denominational hymnals — including the hymnal … » read
The current carillon tune is a Welsh folksong called “The Ash Grove.” The original lyrics told the story of a sailor’s love for his sweetheart, who has passed away and is lying beneath “the shades of the lowly ash grove.” 20th-century musician Katherine K. Davis set her text “Let All Things Now Living” to the tune, and it appears in many hymnals. » read
On Thursday January 21st, Tufts University hosted its annual celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the theme, “A Revolution of Values: Poverty, Peace, and Power.” The Reverend Dr. King is well known for his role in the civil rights movement, but fewer are aware of his focus on poverty, peace, and power. The annual celebration reflected on what it would mean to undergo a revolution of these values through the words of both the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Tufts students. The event included musical performances by Tufts University’s S-Factor and the Chaplaincy’s organist Dr. Janet Hunt. To see a recording of the event, please click on the video below: » read