Religious Life & Spiritualtiy

Multifaith Chaplaincy

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life supports Brown's religious diversity and works to enhance religious literacy within the University community. Brown's multifaith team of chaplains welcomes all students for individual conversation, provides care -- to the University community and to any member of the community -- in moments of turmoil or grief, provides support in expression of religious identity, and offers encouragement and advice for the intellectual enterprise.

The Chaplains support more than 18 traditions, including the Brown-RISD Catholic community, Brown-RISD Hillel, Brown Muslim Students' Association, various Protestant groups; students who are Quaker, Christian Scientist, Orthodox Christian, Unitarian, Baha'i, Hindu, Vedanta, Buddhist; and Yoga and Mindfulness, Queer Faith discussions, and contemplative practices.

Additional information about programs and services offered by the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life is available at

Interfaith Initiatives

For more than 40 years, the weekly Thursday Night Supper has taken place in the Chaplain's home, during which a broad group of students and faculty gathers to share supper and discuss topics of spiritual and ethical significance.

Additional information about Thursday Night Supper and other interfaith initiatives is available at

Bereavement Support

A conversation-based support group specifically for students shouldering grief is open to students enrolled in any program at Brown. Gatherings occur each term; students are welcome to attend some or all of the gatherings in a semester as they wish.  Contact the Chaplains Office at (401) 863-2344 for additional information.

Student Groups

Visit the Chaplains' website or that of the Student Activities Office for a list of current student organizations and  groups.