Faith & Spirituality
The award-winning Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center provides a gathering place where all members of the Bryant community can explore their spirituality, practice their faith, and learn from one another.
A variety of programs are offered to challenge students to develop as a whole person. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish chaplains are available to all members of the University community as sources of support, guidance, and spirital development and integration. The campus chaplains also are available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups and clubs, and individual students. They also are hold office hours to meet with members of the Bryant community.
The University offers a number of interfaith/ecumenical celebrations throughout the year, including Parents and Family Weekend services, the annual Festival of Lights each December, and Baccalaureate Services during Commencement weekend.
Catholic Campus Ministry
Fr. Michael McMahon, Coordinator of Catholic Outreach
- Programs and Services: Offering Liturgy and Sacrament of Reconciliation
Jewish Campus Ministry
Rabbi Steven Jablow, Jewish Chaplain
- Programs and Services: Shabbat services and dinner; Hillel offers religious, cultural, social, educational and other programs and services to help meet the needs of Jewish members of the community
Protestant Campus Ministry
Rev. Philip Devens, MDiv., Protestant Chaplain
- Programs and Services: Prayer and Praise, pastoral counseling, radio programming on WJMF. Protestant student groups include Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and The Venue.
Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center
John Nesbitt, Center Program Coordinator
- Phone: (401) 232-6119
- Programs and Services: Providing programs that build understanding and respect