May 22, 2018

Events

Want to submit an event? Email us here or events@chaplaincyinnovation.org.

Events hosted by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab

Other events

April 10, 2019
1p EDT
Muslim Chaplaincy
In collaboration with the Association of Muslim Chaplains
Samsiah Abdul-Majid, Chaplain, Westchester Medical Center
Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Duke University
Tahara Akmal, Director of CPE, Reading Hospital
Lance Laird, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, Boston University
Nora Zaki, Advisor for Muslim Student Life, Vassar College
Register here (free and open to the public)

April 11, 2019
2p EDT
“Chaplaincy beyond Tradition”
Rev. Ann Kansfield, New York City Fire Department
Rev. Dr. LeSette Wright, Berea College
Rev. Laura Everett, Massachusetts Council of Churches
Register here (free and open to the public)

April 24, 2019
2p EDT
“Chaplaincy to the Non-religious”
Rev. Mary Martha Thiel, Hebrew SeniorLife
Vanessa Gomez Brake, University of Southern California
Jason Torpy, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Register here (free and open to the public)

Past events

October 23, 2018
1p EDT
“Airport Accompaniment: Chaplaincy to Travelers”
Rev. Dr. Donna Mote, Chaplain, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Missioner for Engagement and Innovation, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
View the recorded event here

November 5, 2018
1p EST
Panel Discussion – Serving People in Transition: Chaplains’ Perspectives
Moderated by Michael Skaggs, Brandeis University
-James Weathersby, Riverview Psychiatric Center, Maine
-Sarah Jobe, Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women
-Bart Campolo, Humanist Chaplain, University of Cincinnati
View the recorded event here.

November 13, 2018
1p EST
“Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy to Seafarers”
Rev. Stephen Cushing
Executive Director, New England Seafarers’ Mission
View the recorded event here.

November 28, 2018
2:30p EST
Panel Discussion – Trauma Chaplaincy: Accompanying Those in Crisis
Moderated by Michael Skaggs, Brandeis University
-Rev Mischa R. Smith, Staff Chaplain, Rush University Medical Center
-J. Eric Skidmore, South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program
-Glenn Calkins, CPE Supervisor, Adventist Healthcare and Instructor, Fire Chaplaincy Institute
View the recorded event here.

December 13, 2018
1p EST
“Research-Informed Chaplaincy: Healthcare and the Transforming Chaplaincy Project”
Beba Tata
Staff Chaplain, Mayo Clinic
View the recorded event here.

January 30, 2019
1p EST
“Innovation in End-of-Life SpiritualCare”
Zac Willette
Allay Care Services
View the recorded event here.

February 27, 2019
12p EST
“Chaplaincy Education”
Frank Yamada, Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
Alice Hunt, American Academy of Religion (AAR)
View the recorded event here.

April 18, 2019
Convergence Spring Webinar Series: Muslim Professionals
with Members of Convergence’s Muslim Professionals Resource Team
Register here.

April 23, 2019
Lived Religion and Spirituality in 2019
Harvard Divinity School

How is our lived experience of religion and spirituality changing? Where are the boundaries of religion being tested and transformed? How will scholars and practitioners define and understand religion in the future? Join a multigenerational panel conversation of scholars and practitioners to explore the shifting structures of religious practice and identity and share insights about the emerging landscape of spiritual community.

Info here.

May 2, 2019
Convergence Spring Webinar Series: Exploring Sikhism
Simran Jeet Singh
Register here.

May 18, 2019
2p EDT
Our Animals, Ourselves: Conversations with Kaleel
Kaleel Sakakeeny
Worcester Public Library

May 18-22, 2019
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
Chaplains’ discount pricing available
This year’s APA includes a Religion and Spirituality Track, including sessions on:

  • Imams in mental health
  • Engaging and partnering with faith communities
  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Evidence-based spiritual care
  • Moral injury

Register here. We are grateful to Chaplain Distance Learning for alerting us to this event; Chaplain Stephen Roberts asks that chaplains attending email him at SRoberts@ChaplainDL.org to coordinate a meetup.

May 29-31, 2019
Moral Injury and Pathways to Recovery
University of Southern California
Hosted by The Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America and the LA County Department of Mental Health

Like love, Moral Injury is both universal and infinitely diverse; the suffering it names comes from broken ties of love for self and others. It results from the anger, mistrust, shame, and disillusionment that follow the collapse of our core moral foundations under the weight of harm or evil that cannot be integrated into our identity. The harm may come from authorities or people we trusted; it can also come from actions or failures of our own that have harmed others. When ignored, the crushing pain of lost faith or meaning can bury a soul under a suffocating mountain of guilt and remorse; consume it with a fierce fury; drown it under alcohol or drugs; or destroy it by suicide. But recovery is possible because having it is a sign of a healthy conscience and a longing to connect to others. Come learn what we all can do to make recovery happen.

Register here.

June 12, 2019
Spiritual Care & Muslim Traditions
Shahina Siddiqui, Executive Director, Islamic Social Services Association
Jointly sponsored by Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, Manitoba Region; Manitoba Multifaith Council; and Islamic Social Services Association
Register here.

July 8-12, 2019
Conference in Sociology of Religion
Theme: The Politics of Religion and Spirituality
Barcelona, Spain
Convener: Kees de Groot, Tilburg University (c.n.degroot@uvt.nl)
For more information and to submit a proposal, please go here; the deadline for proposals is December 16, 2018.

Session: The politics of religious diversity: the case of chaplaincy (Les politiques de la diversité religieuse: le cas de l’aumônerie)

The institutional dynamics of chaplaincy depends first on the institutional setting involved, such as care institutions, schools, the army, prison, and the police, and secondly on the religious composition of the societal context, in particular the arrangements between state and organized religion. In religiously homogenous countries chaplaincy is often dominated by a particular church that finds itself challenged to dealing with people with other worldviews. In heterogeneous countries, chaplaincy may have evolved into an institution linked with a variety of religious, spiritual or humanistic agencies. Chaplaincy may also transform into spiritual counseling operating in a market-context. This session seeks to gather and compare cases of dealing with religious diversity in order to refine the typology mentioned above and to explain similarities and differences between the various institutional dynamics.

La dynamique institutionnelle de l’aumônerie dépend du cadre institutionnel impliqué, comme les institutions de soins, les écoles, l’armée, la prison et la police et de la composition religieuse du contexte sociétal, en particulier des accords entre État et religion organisée. Dans les pays religieusement homogènes, l’aumônerie est souvent dominée par une église particulière qui se trouve confrontée à un défi de traiter avec des personnes d’autres convictions. Dans les pays hétérogènes, l’aumônerie peut avoir évolué pour devenir une institution liée aux organisations religieuses, spirituelles ou humanistes. L’aumônerie peut également se transformer en ‘conseil spirituel’ opérant dans un contexte de marché. Cette session vise à rassembler et à comparer des cas de traitement de la diversité religieuse afin d’affiner la typologie mentionnée ci-dessus et d’expliquer les similitudes et les différences entre les différentes dynamiques institutionnelles.

April 6-7, 2020
Women Veterans and Clergy Conference 1
Charleston, SC
Conference by Roberts Research and Consulting

Roberts Research and Consulting hosts a series of conferences that will give veterans a chance to tell their stories so that chaplains and clergy will get a true sense of some of the problems that still exist in the military and in support systems, such as the VA. Military chaplains and clergy will talk about ways that they are working to bring healing in their spaces. Researchers will describe the latest findings, and practitioners will expose attendees to a variety of modalities. The conference will also give attendees a chance to build relationships with each other for ongoing help and support.

The Women Veterans and Clergy Conferences take a diversity approach to spirituality and faith. Clergy and practitioners from a wide variety of faiths, disciplines, and religions are welcome. The conferences will include healing and mind/body events.

Register here.

April 28-29, 2020
Women Veterans and Clergy Conference 2
Richmond, VA
Conference by Roberts Research and Consulting

Roberts Research and Consulting hosts a series of conferences that will give veterans a chance to tell their stories so that chaplains and clergy will get a true sense of some of the problems that still exist in the military and in support systems, such as the VA. Military chaplains and clergy will talk about ways that they are working to bring healing in their spaces. Researchers will describe the latest findings, and practitioners will expose attendees to a variety of modalities. The conference will also give attendees a chance to build relationships with each other for ongoing help and support.

The Women Veterans and Clergy Conferences take a diversity approach to spirituality and faith. Clergy and practitioners from a wide variety of faiths, disciplines, and religions are welcome. The conferences will include healing and mind/body events.

Register here.