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The Tucker Center

6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3780
Email: Tucker.Center@dartmouth.edu
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Interfaith Engagement

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Dartmouth's robust multi-faith initiatives seek to build community across religious lines through a wide variety of activities, including weekly dinner discussions, interfaith living, immersion trips during school breaks, and campus wide Martin Luther King, Jr. and Baccalaureate multi-faith celebrations.

...I never expected religion and spirituality to become, as they have, the most influential components of my Dartmouth experience. Why did an agnostic, nonreligious person like me seek community in faith? I still don't know the answer, but I have learned something: To be in community with other people is a beautiful thing, but it cannot truly be appreciated until you are in community with yourself. And, slowly but surely, I have gained the tools that allowed me to do just that. ('15)

We honor the diversity of religious worldviews, be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Baha'i, Native, Sikh, Buddhist, Agnostic, Atheist, Seeking, some combination of the above, or anything else. We look to build relationships through the exploration of narratives of faith, honoring common ground and shared concerns while not shying away from real and significant difference.

 

Alternative Spring Break Program

Each year, the Tucker Center coordinates a Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Washington DC. The theme of the 2018 ASB program is "Race, Faith, and Justice." Students from all religious, spiritual, and moral backgrounds—including those who do subscribe to a faith—are encouraged to apply.

The ASB Program seeks to bring together students from a diversity of religious and moral traditions to explore the issues of race and justice in the Washington DC Metro Area. Together, this group will engage with a variety of community agencies, religious communities, Dartmouth alumni, students, and public officials wrestling with issues of faith, race, and justice. On past programs, ASB participants have met with Congressional staff, explored historical districts such as DC's U Street, visited with students and religious advisors at Howard University, observed a wide array of religious and spiritual services, and much more. By continuously exploring and reflecting upon issues of faith and race, participants will have the opportunity to ask provocative questions about the most important issues of justice facing our national community and develop meaningful relationships within the context of religious difference, all while delving deeply into personal visions of what it means to live a moral life.

Trip Leaders

Leaders are asked to help plan, fund raise for, and guide the program.

ASB Trip Leader Application

General Participants

ASB Participant Application

Last Updated: 9/16/17