Olympic Village houses a multi-faith center complete with chaplains and prayer spaces.
Dallas police officers are in mourning after five of their colleagues were shot and killed during a peaceful protest on Thursday.
Having worked with chaplains from other colleges around the country, I can assure you that they are some of the most compassionate, well-traveled, non-judgmental and quirkily intellectual people you are likely to meet on campus.
David Peters' life was supposed to be one continuous arc of piety and service. But for the U.S. Army chaplain, it's ended
“When his team was scheduled to serve, we never worried about whether Ralph would be there with his team to help,” Durso
We all have the opportunity during October and November to provide much-needed care to bereaved parents and family members. Being aware of the potential impact of "forever grief" is the first important step.
Chaplains have direct access to our troops, as they are experiencing trauma, whether it be sexual trauma or the result of a physical injury on the battlefield.
The realities of health care in America make many of us wish we could make this call/page/text and that God would swoop in and makes things right. An all-powerful God might find lost paperwork, speed up slow health care systems and heal the conditions that led us to the hospita in the first place.
When someone we love dies, it doesn't matter what else is going on in the world. What matters is that your loved one is dying. You have every right to feel upset no matter what else is going on around you.
When health-care providers cry -- as they almost all do, at least occasionally -- I encourage all of us as their family members, friends, colleagues, and sometimes patients to offer them an ear, a tissue, and a reminder that even though it is rarely talked about, they are not crying alone.
The AmeriCorps Chaplaincy is an idea based on the realities of these experiences and the need to intentionally reach out to and be present for these volunteers. It's amazing how receptive people are if you are open, vulnerable, genuine and there to do what you can
While some physicians think chaplains just provide end-of-life rituals, others see that chaplains can be more helpful when they get involved with a patient and family early in their care and have time to get to know them and their situation.