Middle East studies in the News
The Evolving Role of College Muslim Chaplains
by Karen Song and Paul Kiefer
The role of a Muslim chaplain on a campus is primarily to serve as a companion and spiritual guide in the lives of students and faculty, including non-Muslim students. However, the current political climate has presented Muslim chaplains – many of whom are volunteers – with the task of protecting a diverse group of students from an increasingly hostile world. TSL's Paul Kiefer reports in our first audio story.
Six members of the National Association of Campus Muslim Chaplains convened the weekend of Sept. 9 at Bayan Claremont, a graduate school within the Claremont School of Theology with a focus in the field of Islamic studies. The group, which included Imam Adeel Zeb, the current co-university Muslim chaplain of the Claremont Colleges, discussed methods to increase support for Muslim students, faculty, and campus chaplains.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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