Georgetown University Names First Muslim Chaplain

August 28, 1999

Source: The New York Times

On August 28, 1999, The New York Times reported that Georgetown University appointed Imam Yahya Hendi as its first Muslim chaplain. Hendi, who served as chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health, began work on August 10th at Georgetown. Hendi is also a doctoral student in philosophy and comparative religions at Temple University in Philadelphia. Rev. Adam Bunnell, the Georgetown chaplain who is in charge of the campus ministry, estimates that between 5 and 8 percent of the Georgetown population is Muslim.

See also: Islam, Campus