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University Chaplain Featured in Ebony Magazine

Jewelnel Davis

University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis is one of several chaplains featured in this month's Ebony magazine, in an article about the unprecedented numbers of African-Americans serving as religious leaders on college campuses around the country. The article reports that of the eight Ivy League schools, five now have black chaplains: Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale.

The article quotes Davis as saying that one of the great strengths of the African-American clergy is "their experience working with a variety of groups."

Davis, who has been Columbia's chaplain and director of its Earl Hall Center since 1996, has about 17 different religious advisors who report to her -- including spiritual leaders from the Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Published: Oct 19, 2005
Last modified: Oct 19, 2005

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