Samer Alraey, Muslim Chaplain, Builds Community at MC

Many students may not be familiar with Sheikh Samer Alraey, the imam and chaplain for Muslim students at Manhattan College.  But those who have not gotten to know him are truly missing out. Becoming a sheikh is a very long and difficult process for anyone, as it involves more than the duties of an imam, which is to lead a community in Friday jummah prayers. … Continue reading Samer Alraey, Muslim Chaplain, Builds Community at MC

Manhattan Welcomes New Chaplain, Thomas Franks

“Nobody can be good at something if they don’t love what they do, and Father Tom loves his work and cares about people on the margins of society.” That’s how Kevin Ahern, director of the peace studies program and assistant professor of religious studies, described Father Thomas Franks, the college’s new chaplain. The announcement that Franks was appointed to the chaplain position at Manhattan was … Continue reading Manhattan Welcomes New Chaplain, Thomas Franks