The Chapel fulfills James B. Duke’s desire that the building exert a profound influence on the lives of the young women and men who attend the University. The Friends of Duke Chapel share in Mr. Duke’s vision. The contributions made by the Friends of Duke Chapel are a mainstay in meeting the diverse and challenging needs of the Chapel ministry. Seven days a week, from dawn until late at night, Duke Chapel is the site of great activity. As you peruse this site you will get a taste of the depth and breadth of Chapel life. Duke Chapel is a nationally recognized pulpit, an acclaimed center of sacred music, and a place of learning and interfaith cooperation. In times of jubilation, reconciliation, trials, and trouble, Duke Chapel remains a source of comfort and challenge.