U. to Hire First Full-Time Hindu, Muslim Chaplains

April 1, 2008

Author: Sarah Pease-Kerr

Source: The Daily Princetonian


The Office of Religious Life (ORL) is nearing the end of its search for the University’s first full-time Muslim and Hindu chaplains. The appointments will be made in early May.

The chaplains will be responsible for promoting programming for each community, counseling students, participating in interfaith initiatives and leading or enabling worship of each religion, Dean of Religious Life Rev. Alison Boden said in an e-mail.

Candidates for the positions — to be titled “Coordinator for Hindu Life” and “Coordinator for Muslim Life” — will be visiting campus before the appointments are made by a committee comprising students, faculty and ORL staff, Boden said.

The new positions were created in response to the growth of Princeton’s Hindu and Muslim communities in the last decade.