By Jonah Hicap
Jesuit-run Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. became the first university in the U.S. to hire a Hindu priest as chaplain.
“Part of our mission and our ethos is our desire to form the whole person,” said Rev. Greg Schenden, a Catholic chaplain at the university, the Washington Post reported. A rabbi and an imam are also on staff at the university as chaplains.
Georgetown has about 300 Hindu students in undergraduate and graduate schools. Hiring Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan was based on the youths’ religious growth, Schenden said.
“It wasn’t just to say, ‘Oh, we got one here,'” he said. “It was, ‘Oh, we need one here.'” Click here to continue reading.