MIT Episcopal Chaplaincy

MIT Bldg W11
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617/253-2983
Fax: 617/253-3260
Web address:

Contact Person:

Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas

Organization Description:

The Episcopal Chaplaincy at MIT supports the spiritual and ethical development of the MIT community. Our work takes place in three settings: The Table, a multi-denominational progressive Christian community, Taizé at MIT, a weekly gathering in the ecumenical Taizé tradition, and Radius, a program for ethical inquiry in the science and technology.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Students will attend The Table’s Wednesday night worship, dinner, and discussion on a regular basis, periodically preaching and supporting the life of this progressive Christian community in collaboration with the Episcopal, Lutheran and Protestant chaplains. Students may also choose to focus their leadership on the Sunday night Taizé gathering or the Radius program.

Taizé gathers members from MIT and the surrounding community for a Sunday evening service for song, prayer and silence. The student will be responsible for planning and leading worship, offering fellowship and support to the community, and encouraging participants to share their gifts as co-leaders in worship.

Radius promotes discussion of and response to the ethical implications of scientific and technological innovation. We offer many public events each year on issues like sustainable development, bioethics, weapons development, and economic justice, as well as an undergraduate ethics seminar and workshops related to mindfulness and discernment. The student will work on the planning team for Radius events and write blog posts related to upcoming events. The student will help MIT students articulate their ethical concerns and connect them to their spirituality. Other tasks or projects may be developed, in consultation with the supervisor.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Travel to MIT is best done by bus (#1 bus from Harvard Square) or T (to Central Square), or by bike. Parking may be arranged for a student with a long commute.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Weekly one-hour theological reflection session with the Coordinator. Occasional staff planning meetings.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 0
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: Work Study is available for work with Radius. Radius and LEM operate out of the MIT Religious Activities Center, which is on the corner of Mass. Ave and Amherst St, next to the MIT Chapel. Must be both comfortable with sacramental Christian worship and comfortable working in a culturally and theologically diverse environment. No scientific or technological expertise required, but must be interested in learning about issues in these fields.

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