Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Lab? Please contact us.

Yes! There are just a few guidelines:

  1. Your event or program must be in line with the Lab’s principles.
  2. Events and programs that are non-revenue-generating may be publicized at no cost.
  3. Events and programs that are revenue-generating, as well as job postings, may be publicized at the nominal rates indicated here, to cover the Lab’s staff and web costs.

Chaplaincy and other forms of spiritual care is a global field, with colleagues working together from many different places and spiritual needs differing from place to place. For the time being, the Lab is focusing on institutions and events in the United States. However, we remain aware of international developments and look forward to broadening our focus in approximately 12 months’ time.

We’re always happy to talk with anyone interested in spiritual care! Media inquiries should be directed to Michael Skaggs.

Of course, and we’re grateful for your support! Click here to make a contribution or contact Michael Skaggs:

The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is based at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Much of the Lab’s approach to chaplaincy was inspired by the work pioneered by Transforming Chaplaincy: fostering best practices in spiritual care with the support of empirical research. A number of individual connections sustain the relationship, as well. George Fitchett, Transforming Chaplaincy’s director, is a Senior Advisor to the Lab as well as a project leaderWendy Cadge, the Lab’s co-founder, continues to advise Transforming Chaplaincy. The two organizations are separate and distinct, with Transforming Chaplaincy leading research in healthcare chaplaincy and the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab gathering the broad field of spiritual care into one place.

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