Most college head chaplains are Christian. At USC, a Hindu leads the way


Source: Los Angeles Times

BY Rosanna Xia Contact Reporter

Varun Soni straightened his shoulders and grasped the podium, his dark suit flanked by the stately white robes of priests and ministers.

A beloved professor had been stabbed to death. As USC’s head chaplain, it fell to Soni to help the hundreds gathered outside that day to process their loss.

And so he spoke to them of the stories he’d collected, the pain he’d shared, the grief he had witnessed. And he offered words to help them, though not from the Bible or any other religious text.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” he said, quoting Maya Angelou, before he bowed his head in a universal “Amen.”

1 reply

  1. do u guys even understand Hinduism, it’s a philosophy that says that u are born into a lower untouchable caste because of ur sins in the previous birth…..caste system is the longest surviving slavery system in this world and u guys want to uplift something like that?….god save the world from guys like u

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