New community education course: international and intercultural chaplaincy

Our colleagues at University of the West have announced a forthcoming course in April:

University of the West is offering a Community Education class titled, “International and Intercultural Chaplaincy.” This case-based course will examine how spiritual care is performed and is developing within and across different nations and cultures. The coursework will look particularly at Asian nations and non-monotheistic cultures, as they offer some of the more notable comparisons to chaplaincy within the North America setting. 

The course will run April 13 – May 4, 2023 on Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM Pacific. All four sessions are remote, and a certificate of participation will be provided. The fee is $60. Scan the QR code below or visit here to register.


Nathan Jishin Michon (MA, MDiv, PhD) is editor of A Thousand Hands: Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community and the forthcoming Refuge in the Storm: Buddhist Voices in Crisis Care. Jishin is ordained as both a Shingon Buddhist priest and an interfaith minister, and has served as a disaster chaplain for survivors of the 2011 tsunami in Japan through Cafe de Monk, as well as working with hospice and memory care residents. 

You may also wish to explore the Lab’s resources on Muslim chaplaincy.