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Winter Study Break with Humanist Community at Tufts

 

For many Humanists and people outside organized religion, the Winter Solstice has historically marked a transition not only of the seasons but of our experience of the world. The day with the shortest length of daylight reminds us both of the stress that comes with the new year and of the …

Humanist Community Check-Ins

As our world and campus evolve, so too is HCAT and the needs of our members! With that in mind, we're changing up how we host weekly meetings moving forward. » read

Support housing justice and clean public spaces in Somerville!

Humanists Against Homelessness program run through the Tufts Humanist Chaplaincy will be hosting a week of events to raise awareness of and respond to housing insecurity in the local community. » read

Welcome to the Humanist Chaplaincy at Tufts!

At the Tufts Humanist Chaplaincy, we serve community members who don't identify with traditional religion, but still want the kind of caregiving, resources, and programming the University Chaplaincy offers. Recognizing that nonreligious students find care and support through a wide variety of different practices, I work alongside the other members of the Chaplaincy team to help everyone find strength in their own way, be it through reflection, meditation, community or social action.

In the past year, we've expanded several programs through which we can explore and live out Humanism at Tufts. Our affiliate student organization, the Humanist Community at Tufts, offers a safe space for students who identify as non-traditionally religious and friends with weekly discussion meetings, multifaith service projects, and social programs. This might mean talking one-on-one, connecting likeminded nonreligious students with one another in small groups, or giving them institutional support as they live out their values in meaningful service and justice work. Through our Humanists Against Homelessness service program, we've partnered with HCAT, the city government, and the Somerville Homeless Coalition to give back to the greater community of which Tufts is a part. We hosted another New Directions in Chaplaincy panel, this year exploring end of life care for the nonreligious, which you can watch for yourself on the Tufts Chaplaincy Youtube page.

For students interested in interfaith dialogue and service, the Humanist Chaplaincy continues to serve as an advocate for nontheist inclusion in pluralistic community. Insofar as there are many challenges of college life common to the secular and the spiritual, all students are welcome and encouraged to seek out the support of the Humanist Chaplaincy resources.

This year has presented many unique existential challenges, but I'm proud to work with our vibrant campus community that engages thoughtfully and compassionately with our existential experiences whatever language we use to describe them, and always excited to see it grow. See you soon!

Tufts Humanists at the Somerville Homeless Coalition 5k

Panel: "New Directions in End of Life Care"

Panel: "New Directions in End of Life Care"

Panel: "New Directions in End of Life Care"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Panel: "Chaplaincy to the Nones"

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

Panel: "Humanism in Action"

Panel: "Humanism in Action"

Panel: "Humanism in Action"

Panel: "Humanism in Action"

Panel: "Humanism in Action"

Panel: "Humanism in Action"

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and Harvard

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