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[…]

A chaplain’s hope at San Quentin

From America magazine: On Wednesday morning, San Quentin State Prison, California’s largest, awoke to some surprising news. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order placing a moratorium on the state’s death penalty. While this does not end the death penalty in California (that can only be done by a voter referendum), it ensures that the Read more about A chaplain’s hope at San Quentin[…]

Texas bans all chaplains from execution chamber

From the Texas Tribune, and also widely reported in many other outlets around the country: The state of Texas has banned all prison chaplains from its execution chamber, days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state could not execute an inmate without allowing a Buddhist chaplain into the death chamber with him. The Read more about Texas bans all chaplains from execution chamber[…]

New SCOTUS ruling on chaplains in executions

From the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty*: Earlier this year, the Supreme Court drew harsh criticism from many religious liberty advocates, and deservedly so, after overturning a federal appeals court injunction that had brought an Alabama execution to a halt at the 11th hour [link added to CIL posting]. The inmate argued that denying Read more about New SCOTUS ruling on chaplains in executions[…]

NYT: Alabama legal battle over execution spiritual care

From Julia Jacobs at the New York Times: A federal appeals court in Alabama on Wednesday delayed the execution of a Muslim inmate who said the prison was violating his religious rights by barring an imam from being present during the lethal injection. The death row prisoner, Domineque Ray, was scheduled to be executed on Read more about NYT: Alabama legal battle over execution spiritual care[…]


ACPE announces Innovative Program winners

ACPE announced yesterday the winners of its 2018 Innovative Program awards. This year’s grantees are: Hebrew SeniorLife:  “TI-CPE: Trauma-Informed Clinical Pastoral Education”—to extend the impact of this first of its kind trauma-informed CPE unit in order to make our work available to others in the ACPE community, as well as better sustain trauma informed pastoral Read more about ACPE announces Innovative Program winners[…]

Prison chaplain opens homeless day shelter

From The Columbus Dispatch: Unlike traditional homeless shelters, which typically open in the evenings, the Hope Center is a place for homeless and low-income residents to come during the day. “It’s filling a void,” Hayes said. “A few centers out there are doing a good job as night centers, but they have limited resources, too.” The Read more about Prison chaplain opens homeless day shelter[…]

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’[…]