Life Lessons: SpiritUniversity chaplain Khalid Latin is teaching much more than the Quran.

Life Lessons: SpiritUniversity chaplain Khalid Latin is teaching much more than the Quran.

Khalid Latif was the first Muslim chaplain at New York University—a role he had previously undertaken for Princeton and the New York Police Department. He also serves as the executive director of the university’s Islamic Center, where he teaches a course called “Multifaith Leadership in the 21st Century” alongside Rabbi Judah Sarna. It would be hard to find someone better qualified for the post than Latif: A pillar of his community, he owns a halal butcher shop, Honest Chops, is a father of two and managed to raise just short of one million dollars over the month of Ramadan for a domestic violence shelter in New York City. Here, he explains how he encourages students “to self-express, to feel comfortable in making their own decisions and to recognize that they don’t have to ...

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