We are blessed to host Imam Khalil Abdullah for a dialogue via Zoom. Imam Khalil will share with us his journey to Islam (he grew up in a Christian context in Texas), what it means to be Muslim in his current context (as a university chaplain), and what his experience has been, and that of his Muslim students, during a global pandemic. Imam Khalil has a keen desire to be in – and to promote – dialogue across faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Join us by going to https://bit.ly/StJamesIslam or email Fr. George at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may contact you with the Zoom information for the gathering.
Imam Khalil is Assistant Dean for Muslim Life in the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University. He works closely with students on campus to support their diverse cultural and spiritual identities while helping to strengthen their religious literacy and mutual respect for others. In addition, Imam Khalil offers pastoral care to students and regularly hosts campus dialogues on various topics related to Islam and spirituality, identity, and meaning. Professionally, he has held various leadership and management roles, taught in public and private schools, and organized teacher and chaplaincy trainings. He has been active in interfaith dialogue, minority male mentoring and various social justice initiatives. His academic interests include religious pluralism, Islamic ethics and spirituality, and history of Islam in America, with a focus on black Muslim experiences.