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Book Talk: ‘Mantle of Mercy: Islamic Chaplaincy in North America’ with Chaplain Omer

As-salamu `Alaykum Wa Rahmatu Allah,

We hope this message finds you well.

Please join us for our upcoming Book Talk featuring Chaplain Omer Bajwa, who will discuss his recent co-edited book, “Mantle of Mercy: Islamic Chaplaincy in North America.” 

This session is especially relevant to current and aspiring chaplains, for a firsthand experience of the unique challenges of Muslim chaplains working in a variety of settings.

About the Book:

This engaging collection presents thirty essays by Muslim chaplains reflecting on their experiences as spiritual caregivers. Through their first-hand accounts, they impart how they skillfully apply the mercy and compassion of the Prophet Muhammad to the people in their care. They also share how their faith informs their service, how they navigate the obstacles of a predominantly Christian profession, and how they administer to the spiritual needs of people of different faiths or of no faith at all. [Purchase Here]

About Chaplain Omer Bajwa:

Chaplain Omer Bajwa serves as Director of Muslim Life in the Chaplain’s Office at Yale and has been engaged in religious service, inter-religious engagement, and educational outreach since 2000. He earned his Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary, has an MA in Near Eastern Studies, and an MS in Communication from Cornell University, and a BA from Binghamton University. His interests include Islam in the United States and the intersections of culture, media, politics, and spirituality. He regularly lectures about these and other topics around the country. Additionally, Omer mentors contemporary Muslims in exploring their intellectual and spiritual lives in today’s world. [Contact]

Please note: The book talks represent the views of the author(s), not necessarily the position of the BIS.

With gratitude,

Boston Islamic Seminary