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April Carillon Tune

Tuesday, May, 2nd, 2017 Featured Stories Old Glideshow

The carillon tune sounding from Goddard Chapel’s tower this month honors our planet home, in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22nd. “All things bright and beautiful” was first published in 1848 in a collection called Hymns for Little Children. Penned by Irishwoman Cecil Frances Alexander (who famously also wrote the beloved Christmas hymn “Once… Read More

May Carillon Tune

Tuesday, May, 2nd, 2017 Featured Stories Old Glideshow

The May Day Carol resounds from Goddard Chapel’s carillon this month. Popular in England and America, particularly within the Appalachian tradition, this carol alludes to the traditional pagan May Day custom. In the ancient custom, young men and women would rise very early on the first day of May and make music with horns and… Read More

August 2016 Carillon Tune

Wednesday, August, 3rd, 2016 Old Glideshow

As the evening news and our twitter feeds seem to tell of violence and terror with increasing frequency this summer, the Goddard Carillon offers a counter message this month: “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

This song, penned by the husband and wife team of Sy Miller and Jill Jackson in 1955, was first introduced to a group of purposefully diverse high school students on retreat together in the California mountains.

April 2016 Carillon Tune

Monday, April, 11th, 2016 Old Glideshow University Chaplaincy Stories

The carillon tune sounding from Goddard Chapel’s tower this month honors our planet home, in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22nd. “All things bright and beautiful” was first published in 1848 in a collection called Hymns for Little Children.

Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life 2015

Tuesday, April, 21st, 2015 Old Glideshow Past Programs 2014-2015

On Monday April 6, 2015, the University Chaplaincy invited The Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson, G72 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.

The Road to Freedom and Justice

Tuesday, February, 11th, 2014 Old Glideshow

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… Read More

Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, January, 16th, 2014 Old Glideshow

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