ACURA 2014: Sunday, October 26 – Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Tufts University Chaplaincy is honored to be hosting the Annual Conference of the Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from Sunday, October 26 through Tuesday, October 28, 2014. ACURA is a national collegium of higher education chaplains and deans and directors of religious and spiritual life. It is an interfaith association that includes representatives of some 30 insitutions and is open to all who are employed or appointed by universities and colleges to serve in these roles.


The conference will start with dinner on October 26 and conclude after dinner on October 28. The theme of the conference will be “Intersectionality, Borders, and Frontiers in Higher Ed Spiritual Life.” We will focus on emerging areas of our work including: the spiritual but not religious, active citizenship and internationalism in a changing world, Humanism, and theological education for diverse chaplaincies. We will also have an opportunity to explore some of the history and culture of the Boston area, such as the Freedom Trail, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and Concord sites such as the North Bridge, the Old Manse, and Walden Pond. It should be foliage season, which makes New England especially beautiful.


A block of rooms at a reduced rate has been reserved at the Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel at 1 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA 02474 until 9/14/14. Suites are $225 per night; (781) 643-7258; GROUP CODE: ACU. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, wifi, parking, and fitness and business centers, as well as frequent MBTA bus service to Harvard Square and the Alewife Red Line station. It is a one-mile walk from Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus (van service will be provided for conferees).


A link to register for the conference (including day registration) will be available soon. For more information, please contact