As disheartening as many pieces of news remain, every day we also hear about exciting, hopeful events, like the first female Muslim chaplain being commissioned to work for the United States military. The more women we see representing, particularly women of color, the better, especially in times like these.
There are less than 200 female chaplains in the U.S. military as it is, compared to over 2,600 male chaplains. Saleha Jabeen isn't only the first female Muslim chaplain, but she was also the first Muslim woman chosen as valedictorian at the Catholic Theological Union. It will be exciting to see the work she does in the military.
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