Chaplaincy

Karen Meeker

Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier

January 28, 2019

An explosion killed the sons of a local family, but the mother made it to Bagram Air Base, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan. There she gave birth to a baby girl. The child was beautiful as all newborns are, but the parents rejected her because she was a girl. In Afghan society, females are required to have a dowry when given at marriage so families prefer male children.... Read more about Bringing the Sacred to the Soldier

Ousmane Kane

Kane to Lead Search for First Muslim Chaplain

January 31, 2017

In a letter last weekend to the Harvard community supporting international students and faculty, President Drew Faust unveiled a plan to appoint the first full-time University-wide Muslim chaplain. Under the plan, which was the result of months of discussion, the search for a chaplain will be led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor Ousmane Kane.... Read more about Kane to Lead Search for First Muslim Chaplain

Kerry Egan, HDS alumna

The Strength of the Human Soul

October 31, 2016

HDS alumna Kerry Egan says on NPR that despite the sadness and loss that are implicit in her work as a hospice chaplain, there is also great joy.

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