Interfaith Initiatives

The Interfaith "Thursday Night" Supper is a weekly gathering of Brown students, faculty, and staff, 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 Working Group works with the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life to provide counsel and advice, as well as to the Diversity and Campus Life Advisory Boards.  It assessses and advises 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.  

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