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Machtley Interfaith Center & Campus Ministries

Hours

Mon
8 am - 7:30 pm

Tues - Fri
8 am - 9 pm

Sat, Sun
8 am - 8:30 pm

The Machtley Interfaith Center provides opportunities for members of the Bryant University community to develop and grow in character by exploring the spiritual dimension of their lives… and of all human life.  

    Staff

    Noelle Harris, Ph D.

    Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling and Religious and Spiritual Life
    (401) 232-6045

    Rabbi Steven Jablow

    Jewish Chaplain & Hillel Director
    (401) 232-6553

    Imam Farid

    Muslim Chaplin
    (401) 232-6712

    Pastor Kevin White

    Protestant Chaplain
    (401) 232-6712

    Noelle Harris, Ph D.

    Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling and Religious and Spiritual Life
    (401) 232-6045

    Rabbi Steven Jablow

    Jewish Chaplain & Hillel Director
    (401) 232-6553

    Imam Farid

    Muslim Chaplin
    (401) 232-6712

    Pastor Kevin White

    Protestant Chaplain
    (401) 232-6712

    Through programs, events, and religious services, the Machtley Interfaith Center is dedicated to:

    • Providing Bryant members of various faith traditions a setting in which they may conduct worship in their traditions, and gather for fellowship, religious study, and religious programs.
    • Promoting increasing awareness of the world’s various faith traditions with the aim of developing our “religious literacy”, and fostering understanding and respect for people of different faith traditions than our own.
    • Acknowledging the spiritual dimension of life for all human beings and to promote the idea that the exploration of religious and spiritual questions, issues, values, and aspirations, in an informed, respectful milieu in which a variety of viewpoints are a part of the discussion, is appropriate to an academic community.

    Through programs, events, and religious services, the Machtley Interfaith Center is dedicated to:

    • Providing Bryant members of various faith traditions a setting in which they may conduct worship in their traditions, and gather for fellowship, religious study, and religious programs.
    • Promoting increasing awareness of the world’s various faith traditions with the aim of developing our “religious literacy”, and fostering understanding and respect for people of different faith traditions than our own.
    • Acknowledging the spiritual dimension of life for all human beings and to promote the idea that the exploration of religious and spiritual questions, issues, values, and aspirations, in an informed, respectful milieu in which a variety of viewpoints are a part of the discussion, is appropriate to an academic community.

    Bryant University is committed to the spiritual development of all students via non-traditional and traditional (ministry) approaches. Programs are offered throughout the campus to challenge students to develop as a whole person.

    The chaplains who serve the Bryant community are eager to inform you of spiritual and social events available to all members of the University family. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant chaplains are available to all members of the University community as sources of support, guidance, and spiritual development and integration. The campus chaplains are also available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups/clubs, and individual students.

    Campus Ministry works together to serve you and offers a number of Interfaith/Ecumenical celebrations throughout the year (e.g., Family and Friends Weekend services, Festival of Lights, Baccalaureate Services).

    Catholic Ministry

    Sunday Mass - Weekly, 7:00pm, Chapel, Machtley Interfaith Center.

    For additional information contact Noelle Harris.

    Jewish Ministry

    Shabbat Service & Dinner Bi-weekly on Fridays, 5:00pm, Reflection Sanctuary, Machtley Interfaith Center.

    For additional information contact Rabbi Steven Jablow.

    Muslim Ministry

    Prayer Service with Imam Farid - Fridays at 1:00pm, Reflection Sanctuary, Machtley Interfaith Center.
    Interfaith Center spaces are accessible daily for Prayer and Meditation.  Muslim prayer items are available in the Campus Ministry Office.

    For additional information contact Imam Farid.

    Protestant Ministry

    Worship Service - 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:15pm, Reflection Sanctuary, Machtley Interfaith Center. 
    Sunday Service - weekly, 10:30am at Calvin Presbyterian, transportation can be arranged.

    For additional information contact Pastor Kevin White.

    All chaplains are available for one-on-one consultations by appointment.

    For other religious or spiritual expression options contact Noelle Harris.

    Bryant University is committed to the spiritual development of all students via non-traditional and traditional (ministry) approaches. Programs are offered throughout the campus to challenge students to develop as a whole person.

    The chaplains who serve the Bryant community are eager to inform you of spiritual and social events available to all members of the University family. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant chaplains are available to all members of the University community as sources of support, guidance, and spiritual development and integration. The campus chaplains are also available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups/clubs, and individual students.

    Campus Ministry works together to serve you and offers a number of Interfaith/Ecumenical celebrations throughout the year (e.g., Family and Friends Weekend services, Festival of Lights, Baccalaureate Services).

    Catholic Ministry

    Sunday Mass - Weekly, 7:00pm, Chapel, Machtley Interfaith Center.

    For additional information contact Noelle Harris.

    Jewish Ministry

    Shabbat Service & Dinner Bi-weekly on Fridays, 5:00pm, Reflection Sanctuary, Machtley Interfaith Center.

    For additional information contact Rabbi Steven Jablow.

    Muslim Ministry

    Prayer Service with Imam Farid - Fridays at 1:00pm, Reflection Sanctuary, Machtley Interfaith Center.
    Interfaith Center spaces are accessible daily for Prayer and Meditation.  Muslim prayer items are available in the Campus Ministry Office.

    For additional information contact Imam Farid.

    Protestant Ministry

    Worship Service - 2nd Wednesday of every month, 5:15pm, Reflection Sanctuary, Machtley Interfaith Center. 
    Sunday Service - weekly, 10:30am at Calvin Presbyterian, transportation can be arranged.

    For additional information contact Pastor Kevin White.

    All chaplains are available for one-on-one consultations by appointment.

    For other religious or spiritual expression options contact Noelle Harris.

    The facilities in the Machtley Interfaith Center are available for members of the Bryant community to reserve for programming and activities of a religious or spiritual nature, and for officially recognized groups with those aims and purposes.

    Weddings

    The Machtley Interfaith Center is also available to faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the children of faculty, staff, and alumni for weddings by arrangement with the Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office.  Weddings must comply with the laws of the State of Rhode Island, and must comply with the requirements of the denominational or congregational body of which the officiant is an accredited member in good standing.  

    For more information

    The use of center space is arranged through our Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office. For more information please contact the office at 401-232-6117.

    The facilities in the Machtley Interfaith Center are available for members of the Bryant community to reserve for programming and activities of a religious or spiritual nature, and for officially recognized groups with those aims and purposes.

    Weddings

    The Machtley Interfaith Center is also available to faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the children of faculty, staff, and alumni for weddings by arrangement with the Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office.  Weddings must comply with the laws of the State of Rhode Island, and must comply with the requirements of the denominational or congregational body of which the officiant is an accredited member in good standing.  

    For more information

    The use of center space is arranged through our Student Affairs Finance and Operations Office. For more information please contact the office at 401-232-6117.