Anthony Cruz Pantojas
Anthony Cruz Pantojas, MTS (they/he/elle) is the Humanist Chaplain at Tufts University and serves as the Co-Chair of the Latinx Humanist Alliance. They earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Andover Newton Theological School.
As an extension of their community-based work, Anthony is also a Dignity Project Mentor for the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for lnterreligious Learning & Leadership at Hebrew College and Boston University School of Theology. In addition to having served as a Youth Fellow for We Got Us, a grassroots collective supporting Black community members and allies, Anthony facilitated trainings on medical racism, activism, and research.
Anthony spent most of their life traversing between Puerto Rico and the mainland. They had an opportunity to grow in an environment where Afro-based religions and spiritual traditions, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Islam, other faiths, and non-theist traditions seek to coexist and support a democratic and progressive ethos for all.
As an endorsed Humanist Celebrant and Associate Chaplain by The Humanist Society, Anthony works at the intersection of ethics, constructive theologies, and decolonial orientations to culture to understand the human condition. Their queer Afro-Boricua identity also deeply informs their engagement with ethics and relationality.
Anthony is an avid reader and tries not to get too engrossed in too many technical texts. When not thinking about theology, culture, and society, or existential questions, they enjoy a strong brew of Café Bustelo with a dash of honey. They are also curious about self-care practices that are not overly commercialized.