Multimedia Resources

We’ve curated the best of audio and visual media exploring chaplaincy today. Here you can find links to podcasts, documentaries, interviews, and more; if you know of new materials, please let us know and write to

Chaplains (film)

**Update September 2021: CHAPLAINS has been renewed for another two-year cycle with PBS. It will air at least through November 2023.**   CHAPLAINS is a 2-hour documentary film that takes the viewer into the dynamic world of chaplains – men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but are trained to be of comfort…

WBGH: In it together

By Arun Rath from WGBH: Host Arun Rath spoke from two hospital chaplains about the work they are providing to coronavirus patients and their families. Watch the segment where host Arun speaks to the chaplains from 2:40 until 20:25. Watch here.

Tippett “a little bit allergic” to belief

 From PreachPod: The unofficial pastor of public radio talks with Lee Hale about her time as a chaplain for patients with Alzheimer’s, why she’s a ‘little bit allergic’ to the language of belief and why mystery matters so much. From KUER and PRX.

CIL audio short: corrections in Canada

CIL Executive Director Michael Skaggs talks with Donald Stoesz, corrections chaplain in Alberta. Stoesz discusses why spiritual care is a key component of corrections and how the Canadian model supports chaplaincy.

CIL audio short: spiritual care in palliative care

CIL Executive Director Michael Skaggs talks with Dr. Betty Ferrell, director and professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope. Dr. Ferrell discusses why spiritual care is a key component of palliative care and how chaplains can support this integration. 

CIL audio short: Buddhist chaplaincy

CIL Executive Director Michael Skaggs talks with Koshin Paley Ellison, Founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Advisor to the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, about what it means to be a Buddhist chaplain and how this part of the profession can inform spiritual care.