Interfaith Initiatives

The Interfaith "Thursday Night" Supper is a weekly gathering of students, faculty, staff, and community friends held in the home of the Reverend Janet M. Cooper Nelson, chaplain of the University. Dinner is always followed by a discussion with invited speakers, who offer "food" for thought on issues such as interfaith dialogue, spirituality, and religion in the academy. Begun in 1964, "Thursday Supper" or TNS, as it is affectionately known, has been a place for delicious food, inspiring speakers, and invigorating conversation.

The  Multi-Faith Council is comprised of student leaders from all of the religious and faith communities on campus. The Council meets regularly to explore ways to deepen one another's understanding of different traditions as well as creating educational opportunities for the wider university community.

Interfaith Exchange is a year-long journey for students of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and other religious backgrounds to engage Providence high school students in exploring interfaith collaboration and working across religious lines to serve the Providence community.  For more information, contact