Abdullah Antepli

 Abdullah Antepli

AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Muslim Chaplain, Duke University/Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies, Duke University Divinity School

B.A., 19 Mayis University,
M.A., Hartford Seminary,
G.C., Hartford Seminary,
D.Min., Candidate Hartford Seminary,

Imam Abdullah completed his basic training and education in his native Turkey. From 1996-2003 he worked on a variety of faith-based humanitarian and relief projects in Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia with the Association of Social and Economic Solidarity with Pacific Countries. He is the founder and executive board member of the Muslim Chaplains Association and a member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. From 2003 to 2005 he served as the first Muslim chaplain at Wesleyan University. He then moved to Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, where he was the associate director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program & Interfaith Relations, as well as an adjunct faculty member.

As the Muslim chaplain at Duke University, he will be one of only a handful of full-time Muslim chaplains at U.S. colleges and universities. His work at Duke will focus on three primary areas:

  • religious leadership for Duke’s Muslim community
  • pastoral care and counseling for persons of any faith, or of no ascribed faith
  • intra- and interfaith work

He will engage students, faculty, and staff across campus through seminars, panels, and other avenues to provide an Islamic voice to discussions of faith, spirituality, social justice and other topics.

As part of this work, Abdullah will serve as an adjunct faculty member in the Divinity School and will teach introductory courses on Islam.

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