Difficult Dialogues: A Toolkit for Leading Conversations across Cultures, Politics, and Religions
Dinner and Program: Friday, February 7, 7:30-10 pm
Workshop and Lunch: Saturday, February 8, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Join the Tufts University Chaplaincy, CAFE, and CPR for a weekend leadership retreat at the Interfaith Center. In a diverse community like Tufts, we face many difficult dialogues regarding cultural differences, political perspectives, and religious identities when those intersecting identities do not correspond with the views of others. Join various student leaders and future leaders in learning how to approach these dialogues in order to create constructive conversations that help move the community forward in healthy, respectful, educational, and constructive ways. While we may not always agree, learning how to listen to and understand others’ perspectives, especially when our own personal beliefs differ strongly, will help us to learn and our community to deepen. Secure your spot by registering at Eventbrite.
Martin & Music Performance featuring Gerald Rivers and Charles Holt
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 4:30-6 p.m., Goddard Chapel, Reception following
Martin & Music is a groundbreaking stage production: Gerald Rivers, the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sets ablaze the words, the authentic tone, and the life of one of the world’s greatest Civil Rights leaders and orators. Meanwhile Broadway performer and celebrated recording artist, Charles Holt, serves as narrator and vocalist in the magical trio of message, music, and story. The program will feature a riveting blend of powerful spoken words and speeches with a delicate and reflective and inspiring thread of music and narrative. Presented by the Office of the President, the University Chaplaincy, and the Africana Center.
Academic Year 2012-2013
Singing for Sudan
Presented by the University Chaplaincy and the Africana Center
January 26, 2013
A Concert to Benefit Yida Refugee Camp
“Hunger is a Civil Rights Issue” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
The Chapel was alive last Saturday night at our benefit concert to help raise awareness and money for the Yida Refugee Camp in Sudan. Attended by over 100 people, students from some of Tufts’ a cappella groups including the Jackson Jills, Ladies of Essence, and S-Factor, as well as soloist Barbara Florvil and Fletcher School student Patrick Kabanda, gave beautiful, heartfelt and moving performances. The Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond, humanitarian and a Sudan activist, spoke to us and gave us a clear window into the life of a Sudanian refugee. Her words were inspirational and sobering.
The event was co-sponsored by the Africana Center, the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim Chaplains, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, the Office of Intercultural & Social Identities Program, the Peace & Justice, Studies Program, and the Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service.
We are very thankful for all who participated in making this concert a success and helping us to raise $3000.
Interfaith Center Photography Opening
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4-5:30 pm
Tufts Photography Team Featuring Alonso Nichols
Roundtable Discussion: Harpreet Singh, Tufts University, Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine
February 5, 2013, 6 – 7:30 pm, Interfaith Center
“Being a Sikh – Facing Religious Stereotypes”
Chaplain’s Table: “Just Peace”
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 5-7 pm
Mike Clark, Co-Pastor – United Methodist Church Belmont/Watertown – “Experiences of Non-Violent Activism”
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5-7 PM
Nicholas Matiasz, E’10, ’12 – Member of Buddhist Sangha at Tufts – “Being Peace”
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 5-7 pm
Lynn Cooper, Catholic Chaplain – “The Catholic Church and the Peace Movement”
March 7, 2013, 5-7 pm
Walker Bristol, A’14 – “Being a Peace Church & Conscientious Objection”
April 4, 2013, 5-7 pm
Rabbi Kerrith Rosenbaum, Hillel – “Relational Peace”
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5-7 pm
Katrina Moore, Africana Center and ISIP – “Getting to Reconciliation”
Russell Lecture 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7-8 pm, Goddard Chapel
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Thank you Sister Simone for a wonderfully enlightening and motivating lecture. We all wish you and your Nuns on a Bus a great summer during your tour!
February 26, 2013, 12 pm, Goddard Chapel
Janet E. Hunt, Director of Music will play organ.
Free concert. All are welcome.
Shimenawa Tree Discussion
April 23, 2013, 5 pm, Goddard Chapel
Professor Charles Inouye
“Trees, Fractal, Structure, and the Post-Human”
April 30, 2013, 12 pm, Goddard Chapel
Yoshinor Nagashima, Fletcher
Installation of the Beech Tree Outside Ballou Hall near the Cannon
April 30, 2013, 1 pm
End-of-Year Student Celebration
May 2, 2013, Interfaith Center
The University Chaplaincy celebrates with students from our religious and philosophical organizations who have participated in the Chaplaincy throughout the year. The Chaplaincy recognizes and thanks these students for their efforts and celebrates their successes. Please click on the link to see some pictures: End of Year – 2013(2)
A-Caroling We Went
The Tufts Carolers were out in force on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, stopping at a few locations on campus, spreading Christmas song and cheer. Thank you for all who participated and who encouraged our humble group. We hope you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas.
On October 4, 2012, Associate Professor Kelly Gallagher, from the Fletcher School, spoke at our Chaplain’s Table on Religion and the Presidential Election: Major Ethical Issues, on her topic: “Climate and the Enviorment and the Presidential Election”. It was a wonderful perspective and was well received and appreciated.
On Thursday, October 18, 2012, Reverend James Shaughnessy, who is the Catholic Chaplain at Tufts Medical Center, spoke at our Chaplain’s Table on Religion and the Presidential Election: Major Ethical Issues, on his topic: “The Presidential Election and the Ethics of Healthcare”. It was a well-attended event and very informative and thought-provoking. Thank you Rev. Shaughnessy and all who attended for their participation in our program.
On November 8, 2012, George Scarlett, Senior Lecturer in Child Development, spoke at our Chaplain’s Table on the topic: “Democratic Education: Educating Children to be Citizens for a Just, Caring and Inclusive Society”. The discussion was well received and attended.
Parents Weekend Ecumenical Prayer Service
During Parents Weekend this past weekend, Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper and Protestant Chaplain Rachael Pettengill-Rasure held their first Parents Weekend Ecumenical Prayer Service at 11 am Sunday morning. The service was well attended and many parents expressed gratitude regarding the beautiful, thoughtful service.
Thanks for Giving Celebration
The University Chaplaincy hosted a celebration in which students thanked university faculty and staff for their support throughout the year. The following images capture this successful evening.
Round Table Discussion
November 27, 2012 at the Interfaith Center, the University Chaplaincy and C.A.F.E. (Conversation, Action, Faith & Education) co-hosted a dinner discussion regarding “Sex and Soul”. It was well attended and a very honest, open discussion. Thank you to all who attended.