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.

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. 

The Inter-Religious Advisory Council has been formed to protect and enhance Brown’s historic intention to welcome, accommodate and resource our burgeoning religious diversity. Nominations for representatives are drawn from all segments of the Brown community, and the group convenes three times during each academic year.

For information about any of these Interfaith Initiatives, please call the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life at 401-863-2344.