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[…]

Support beyond services: chaplains at Williams College

From the Williams Record: Despite the many ways the chaplains engage with the campus, one of their central commitments is counseling students individually, regardless of their faith identities. “In fact, I don’t even know the religious background of many of the people I talk to,” Bailey Fischer said. “But we’re here for them, and we’re Read more about Support beyond services: chaplains at Williams College[…]

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Religion on Campus: Working Paper

Rebecca Barton, a doctoral student in sociology at Brandeis University, has written a working paper / literature review on campus chaplaincy. The paper, which you can find here, offers an overview of the historic development of campus chaplaincy, its current state, and an engagement with the literature on campus “secularization”.

Career opportunity: Associate University Chaplain and Rabbi

Colgate University invites applications for an associate university chaplain and rabbi. From the job listing, where interested individuals may apply: Celebrating its bicentennial year and immediately following the release of a new book on the history of Jews at Colgate, called Repression, Re-Invention, And Rugelach, Colgate is excited to begin accepting applications for a full-time Read more about Career opportunity: Associate University Chaplain and Rabbi[…]

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 and student mental health

From the Scottish Catholic Observer: The World Health Organisation survey, completed by almost 14,000 students, suggests major depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental illnesses in young people, while a YouGov poll on psychosis indicated that only a third of young people would know where to seek help if they or someone they know Read more about Chaplaincy and student mental health[…]