July 13, 2018


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Chicago PD’s first Muslim chaplain

From the Chicago Tribune: Selenica is a veteran police officer, sworn in about 18 years ago after graduating from Columbia College in the South Loop. But he’s a rookie chaplain, having taken the job about 10 months ago. He joined three full-time Christian chaplains who are also sworn officers and a rabbi. They are supervised Read more about Chicago PD’s first Muslim chaplain[…]

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[…]

Australian chaplains concerned for youth mental health

From The Catholic Leader: “Young people are calling it as they see it, with all their hopes and fears and expectations,” state chaplain at Mission Australia Deacon Peter Devenish-Meares, who is also a chaplain to the Queensland Police and army communities, said. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018, released on November 28, reveals four in 10 Read more about Australian chaplains concerned for youth mental health[…]

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[…]

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”.