Appeals court upholds bar on atheist as guest House chaplain

Via Roll Call: In the decision released Friday, a three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss Barker’s claim that his rights were violated under the Establishment Clause, though the judges offered a different take on the case from the district court. Writing for the court, Judge David S. Tatel explained that the legal question Read more about Appeals court upholds bar on atheist as guest House chaplain[…]

Gallup: American church membership down sharply

From Gallup news: U.S. church membership was 70% or higher from 1937 through 1976, falling modestly to an average of 68% in the 1970s through the 1990s. The past 20 years have seen an acceleration in the drop-off, with a 20-percentage-point decline since 1999 and more than half of that change occurring since the start Read more about Gallup: American church membership down sharply[…]

Job posting: federal prison system, Lompoc, CA

Via LemonWire: Chaplain – Lompoc, CaliforniaJustice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of JusticeJob ID: 77986 Qualification SummaryTo be considered for the position, you must meet the following basic qualification requirements:Education:All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (any discipline) from an accredited college, and a Master of Divinity degree consisting of 80 hours or equivalent Read more about Job posting: federal prison system, Lompoc, CA[…]

CIL founder published in JHCC

CIL founder Wendy Cadge has published an article in Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. You can find “Healthcare Chaplaincy as a Companion Profession: Historical Developments” here; the abstract is below. Chaplains, like professionals in a range of industries, have long sought to maintain and build occupational power by articulating their professional mandate and advocating for Read more about CIL founder published in JHCC[…]

Convergence announces on-campus trainings

Convergence on Campus recently announced several training modules now available for campus chaplains to pursue*: Principles for Supporting Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities on Campus Supporting Muslim Identities on Campus Religion, Law, and Higher Education Coalition Training: Becoming a Convergence Campus Visit Convergence to learn more. Note: News conveyed by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab on Read more about Convergence announces on-campus trainings[…]

Chaplaincy on The Moth Radio Hour

Readers of news from the Lab may be interested in this episode of The Moth Radio Hour: “Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, and the Imam.” The third segment of the show is about an imam who becomes a chaplain in the NYPD. Interested listeners can find the episode here.


2019 Symposium on Supervision – ACPE Pacific Community of Practice

Via ACPE: The Pacific Community of Practice is excited to invite all Certified Educator Candidates, those both in the “old” and “new” process, to participate in a unique educational opportunity. The Symposium model of education is one we have adopted and practiced for five years with great success. Many Educators and Candidates have collaborated to Read more about 2019 Symposium on Supervision – ACPE Pacific Community of Practice[…]

Job posting: coastal crisis chaplaincy

Via our colleague Eric Skidmore of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Program comes this posting for a program coordinator chaplain: The Program Coordinator Chaplain, reporting directly to the Executive Director / Senior Chaplain, serves as an operational program leader for the organization, overseeing articulatedgrowingmission driven programs, coordinating and cultivating volunteers to carry out those program Read more about Job posting: coastal crisis chaplaincy[…]

Cops and chaplains: South Jersey program to help officers

From CBS News in Clayton, NJ (video below): “Officers are guardians of society and they see a lot of things in their shift that most people won’t see in their entire lifetime and it takes a toll on the officers and it’s nice to know that they can reach out to a chaplain that’s there Read more about Cops and chaplains: South Jersey program to help officers[…]