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 Working Group will work with the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and provide counsel and advice to OCRL, as well as to the Diversity and Campus Life Advisory Boards.   It will assess and advise proactively on matters of religion, religious identity, and spiritual practice and strive 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.