Dear Parents and Families,
We have successfully begun another semester! We recognize that this year has been full of unexpected challenges and we are grateful for your continued support. In this issue, we are highlighting ways that the University Chaplaincy supports our students.
University Chaplaincy Resources
Greetings from Goddard Chapel! The Tufts University Chaplaincy is a multifaith hub committed to serving students across religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions. We do this by supporting eight distinct chaplaincy communities, promoting multifaith engagement, offering educational and experiential programs, and providing pastoral care.
Pastoral care involves nonjudgmental and compassionate listening and facilitates meaning-making through a student's own spiritual or moral values. A student might seek pastoral care in order to process a challenging time in life, explore questions about religion and spirituality, or to share a traumatic experience. Upon request, chaplains can engage in prayer, sacred text reading, or any rituals from a student's tradition. Chaplains can also support students seeking unique resources from their religious or philosophical tradition.
Our chaplains work directly with student religious or philosophical communities and can support a student in finding and connecting with a community. Our chaplains are confidential resources, are open and affirming of LGBTQ identities, and will never proselytize or seek to convert. Please contact University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns about our programs and resources!