July 13, 2018

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Community Chaplain Response Team in Kansas

From The Kansan on chaplain Jason Reynolds: “Reynolds, an ordained minister, also serves as the director for Foursquare Chaplains International and Foursquare Disaster Relief, along with being a member of the Harvey County Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Newton Law Enforcement Advisory Panel and Harvey County Emergency Management. He is also the director of the Community Read more about Community Chaplain Response Team in Kansas[…]

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 to Hurricane Michael victims

From the Albany Herald, on chaplains responding to disaster areas and providing whatever spiritual care that is needed or requested by those affected: Cathy Nordgaarden, chaplain coordinator for Billy Graham Ministries, is part of a 10-person chaplain response team to support emotional and spiritual needs as the owner of the impacted property has to be there Read more about Chaplaincy to Hurricane Michael victims[…]

Naropa University pioneering endorsement for Buddhist chaplains

As the Lab’s case statement notes, chaplaincy in the American context historically has been overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian. Elaine Yuen, Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University, alerts us to the work that Naropa is doing with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) on endorsement for Buddhist chaplains. Read about Naropa’s work here and take a look at Read more about Naropa University pioneering endorsement for Buddhist chaplains[…]

Hospice chaplaincy for staff, patients, and families

From WRCB in Chattanooga: Chaplains provide comfort in a time of need. They are a sympathetic ear during some of the most difficult and stressful times in life. “I think that different people are trained for different specialties. I think there are people who are trained for infants and adults. I find that I’m trained Read more about Hospice chaplaincy for staff, patients, and families[…]