Chaplaincy as social justice in The Guardian

From Bryan Mealer, writing in The Guardian:

But perhaps ironically, our most humbling and difficult work had little to do with death. It involved helping our patients – those convicted of crime; diagnosed with a psychosis; grappling from diabetes; rendered without home and those declared “alien” by law –– feel fully alive and accepted in the world, demonstrating that each of them is worthy and their dignity inherent, a concept as radical as it is hopeful. For this reason, the practice of spiritual care is one of the greatest acts of social justice I’ve ever been part of.

Read the full article here.