Inter-Religious Working Group

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life invites application for membership on Brown’s Inter-Religious Working Group (IRWG).   

The Inter-Religious Working Group provides counsel and advice to OCRL, as well as to the Diversity and Campus Life Advisory Boards.  Its charge is to assess and advise proactively on matters of religion, religious identity, and spiritual practice and strives to monitor and to enhance the campus climate and resources for religious literacy, as well as religious and spiritual diversity and practice in the Brown community. 

The membership of the IRWG includes:

(6) student members selected from a campus wide application process
(3) liaisons linking IRWG to UCS, GSC, and MSC 
(2) liaisons appointed by the Diversity and Campus Life Advisory Boards
(2) faculty, staff and administrative colleagues beyond OCRL 

Student members serve for one year (two semesters) beginning in the spring term and may be renewed.  The IRWG meets for two sessions each term.  Selection favors applicants with experience in campus and global religious communities who are committed to interfaith dialogue, nourishing a religiously inclusive climate on campus and promoting religious literacy education. Emphasis is also placed on choosing applicants who reflect Brown's diversity of race, culture, religion, gender, and sexual identity.​
 
While we hope that the IRWG will be of particular interest to religiously/spiritually identified students, applications are open to all.  Religious identity is not a requirement.  Those with capacity for navigating intersectionality in identity will provide critical strengths to the IRWG.

An application to the IRWG can be found on this web page and must be e-mailed to janet_cooper-nelson@brown.edu or delivered in person to Suite 410 J. Walter Wilson Building no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016.