Community Chaplain Response Team in Kansas

From The Kansan on chaplain Jason Reynolds: “Reynolds, an ordained minister, also serves as the director for Foursquare Chaplains International and Foursquare Disaster Relief, along with being a member of the Harvey County Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Newton Law Enforcement Advisory Panel and Harvey County Emergency Management. He is also the director of the Community Read more about Community Chaplain Response Team in Kansas[…]

Chaplain Malik Shakoor begins ministry at Wesleyan

From The Wesleyan Argus: “Shakoor began his role as chaplain on Monday, Oct. 8. Since then, he has met with Director of the Office of Spiritual Life Rabbi David Leipziger Teva and the leader of the Muslim Student Association Eunes Harun ’20 about the needs of the student body. Shakoor prioritizes a less direct, more guiding Read more about Chaplain Malik Shakoor begins ministry at Wesleyan[…]

Chaplaincy to Hurricane Michael victims

From the Albany Herald, on chaplains responding to disaster areas and providing whatever spiritual care that is needed or requested by those affected: Cathy Nordgaarden, chaplain coordinator for Billy Graham Ministries, is part of a 10-person chaplain response team to support emotional and spiritual needs as the owner of the impacted property has to be there Read more about Chaplaincy to Hurricane Michael victims[…]

Naropa University pioneering endorsement for Buddhist chaplains

As the Lab’s case statement notes, chaplaincy in the American context historically has been overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian. Elaine Yuen, Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University, alerts us to the work that Naropa is doing with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) on endorsement for Buddhist chaplains. Read about Naropa’s work here and take a look at Read more about Naropa University pioneering endorsement for Buddhist chaplains[…]

Hospice chaplaincy for staff, patients, and families

From WRCB in Chattanooga: Chaplains provide comfort in a time of need. They are a sympathetic ear during some of the most difficult and stressful times in life. “I think that different people are trained for different specialties. I think there are people who are trained for infants and adults. I find that I’m trained Read more about Hospice chaplaincy for staff, patients, and families[…]

BBC documentary series on seaports

Among the chaplaincy sectors highlighted by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is seaports, vast places that are almost entirely hidden from most peoples’ sight and yet crucial to the global economy. Chaplaincy to the thousands of seafarers visiting ports each year is one of the most unique sites of the profession. A recent documentary from the Read more about BBC documentary series on seaports[…]

Lab advisor and law enforcement chaplain featured in Carolina Alumni Review

Rev. J. Eric Skidmore, member of the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Advisory Group and program manager of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program, is featured in the September/October issue of Carolina Alumni Review: “Skidmore says it was unsung heroes who ultimately had the greatest role in shaping what he does. In 1994, after he became a Read more about Lab advisor and law enforcement chaplain featured in Carolina Alumni Review[…]

Ren Osugi, now deceased, stars in ‘The Chaplain’

From The Japan Times: “The Chaplain” sheds some light on the reality of life on death row, as seen from the perspective of a Christian clergyman. Saeki (Osugi) makes fortnightly trips to a prison to counsel inmates awaiting execution, toting a Bible and a portable music player in case anyone fancies singing hymns. Only six Read more about Ren Osugi, now deceased, stars in ‘The Chaplain’[…]

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, Loyola basketball chaplain, inducted into Senior Hall of Fame

In the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, fans saw frequently Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt, chaplain to the Loyola University team. My Plainview notes that she has received the 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award from the Illinois Department of Aging. The Department commended her for “outstanding achievements in education. Read more at My Plainview.