Field Guide for Aspiring Chaplains: Radical Embrace of The Other

Chaplaincy offers spiritual care to anyone and everyone. This means offering a radical embrace to those with whom the chaplain may have profound spiritual, religious, political, cultural, or other differences. What is the radical acceptance required to provide meaningful spiritual care, and how can aspiring chaplains begin preparing themselves for this crucial, but often quite difficult, aspect of the work?

All sessions of the Field Guide series are available in full here.

Beyond this session on radical embrace of “the other,” those interested in our Field Guide series should also download our free eBooks Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Care, available hereThose interested in exploring CPE further should also download Mychal Springer’s eBook The Art of Spiritual Care: Beginner’s Guide to Clinical Pastoral Education, available here.

You can also listen to this webinar as a podcast and subscribe to all CIL webinars as podcasts on Spotify, Apple, and Google.

We are joined by:

Tahara Akmal is Clinical Pastoral Education Manager at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Photo of Tahara Akmal, leader in chaplains of color and chaplain at MedStar Washington

Jason Callahan is an instructor in the Department of Patient Counseling, College of Health Professions, and chaplain for the Thomas Palliative Care Unit in Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.

Photo of Jason Callahan, advisor for the Spiritual But Not Religious Project

We thank our sponsors for this season of the Field Guide series:

Carpenter logo 500x264
BC STM 400x400
Candler logo.jpg
HIURP logo 500sq
Union logo

You may also be interested in previous sessions of our Field Guide series.