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The following begins to answer this question. We are here for all members of the Tufts community.

  • We provide opportunities for people to practice and deepen in their own religious and philosophical traditions, while fostering understanding and respect for other traditions.
  • We provide opportunities for people to discern their values and gather in community with those who share them.
  • We provide opportunities to learn about and engage with the diverse religious and philosophical traditions and communities represented at Tufts and in the world.
  • We provide opportunities for meaningful and collaborative service and social justice work by those who share spiritual and ethical values.
  • We provide a safer space and approaches for asking life’s big questions and discussing complex and controversial issues.
  • We provide opportunities for the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
  • We encourage leadership development and community building.
  • We seek to foster the creation of a climate of religious pluralism, characterized by religious and nonreligious diversity, respect for difference, and collaboration.
  • We provide a place where people can come to talk and find support in times of crisis and transition.
  • We lead and coordinate blessings and rituals for the Tufts community.
  • We support the integration of spiritual and ethical questions in the pursuit of academic and professional excellence.
  • We support the Tufts community in collaborative dialogue and action toward the goals of human rights for all people and eco-social justice for marginalized communities and for our world.