CAIRO – With a master’s on Muslims in the US military and a diploma from a unique chaplaincy training program, Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Shareda Hosein is trying to convince a reluctant army to become the first female Muslim chaplain in the military. “Muslims have a great role to support the military and the country,” Shareda told The Washington Post in an interview published on Sunday, January 20. “I feel the role of a chaplain in these times is even more critical.” This June, she will become the first female to complete the practical component of a pioneering degree program for training Muslim chaplains at the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut.

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