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09/22/2016 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell poses for a photo on September 22, 2016. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

Welcome! My name is Dan Bell and I am the Protestant Chaplain at Tufts University. The Protestant community at Tufts is a strong and vibrant one representing a number of denominational backgrounds and affiliations. Our backbone is the Protestant Students Association (PSA) and its Executive Board. I work closely with them to offer programming that meets the spiritual needs of students on campus. Our primary gathering time is Sunday at 7pm in Goddard Chapel, where we meet for Protestant Evening Worship (PEW). We also offer several weekday programs, such as a Thursday night prayer and spiritual reflection time called Compline. I am on campus several days a week and am happy to meet for coffee or in my office at the Interfaith Center. Please do not hesitate to email me at daniel.bell@tufts.edu to set up a time to meet or reach me with questions. I also host Chat with a Chaplain, my “office hours” at campus cafes. Follow me @jumbochaplain on Twitter to find out more.

1426614_614830308581113_1479835719_nThe Protestant Chaplaincy and PSA strive to be a radically welcoming and inclusive community. We invite people of every race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, religious background, veteran status, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression to bring the fullness of who they are into this community. All are welcome. All are valued as part of the community. All are loved by God.



Protestant Newsletter – 2017

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February is Interfaith Month at Tufts! Join us Feb. 9th for our second annual field trip to St. Paul's in Boston to witness Christian-Muslim cooperation and community in action. All are welcome and lunch is provided. Please sign up using Google Form at
2nd Annual Interfaith Field Trip to Downtown Boston
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2nd Annual Interfaith Field Trip to Downtown Boston

February 9, 2018, 12:00pm - February 9, 2018, 3:00pm

Come experience interfaith partnership in action. For over 15 years, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral has hosted a Muslim congregation every Friday for Juma'a Prayers. Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell and...

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Hi, all, MLK Day of Service is coming! I'll be leading the group to the Mystic Learning Center if you're interested! Sign up for a site here: go.tufts.edu/mlkservice2018. For more information, please email zachary.cole@tufts.edu. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi, friends! I'm excited to see you back on campus soon! First service of 2018 is this Sunday (7pm, Goddard Chapel). We're commemorating MLK as we continue reflecting on how God is calling us to build Beloved Community. Rev. Allan Fairfax from Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church is joining us to give the message. As always, we'll have refreshments and time to hang out afterwards :) ... See MoreSee Less

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