ACPE Webinar Series: Advancing Chaplaincy – Learning to Think & Act Strategically

ACPE Academy is hosting 4 hour-long webinars in Winter-Spring 2017 to help leaders and emerging leaders in professional chaplaincy and chaplaincy education develop and strengthen their ability to think strategically about advancing chaplaincy both at the level of the profession and at the level of their institution. For more details and to register, visit ACPE…MORE

News: Strengthen Chaplaincy Research to Improve Spiritual Care

February 15, 2017 By JULIE MINDA There has been increasing recognition in the chaplaincy field over the last few decades that chaplaincy practice should be grounded in research and that chaplains should use evidence-based approaches to their work. However, it can be difficult to equip chaplains — most of whom do not have formal research…MORE

Press Release & Job Posting: ACPE Partnering with Henry Luce Foundation

In its recent grant cycle, the Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation approved a 3-year grant of $275,000 to ACPE to support the assessment of healthcare chaplaincy education! During this grant cycle, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded $13,000,000 in grants to 42 institutions. These grants, awarded in five program areas, advance the Foundation’s commitments to the…MORE

News: New Research – When believing in miracles may be harmful to your health

By David Briggs, The Association of Religion Data Archives, October 4, 2016 “There are many moments – the loss of a job, finding out you have cancer, the walk of a child home from school in a dangerous neighborhood – when faith in a loving God watching over you can provide comfort and hope, several…MORE

News: Spiritual Healthcare: “A Quiet Revolution”

Correspondent David Tereshchuk interviews our advisory member, Dr. Christina Puchalski, and features New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dr. Deborah Marin and Father Rick Bauer for a discussion on the role of health care chaplains in improving patient outcomes and benefitting medical institutions with increased patient satisfaction. The increasing efforts to respond to patients’ spiritual needs…MORE

Essay: A Hospital Tradition Remembers the Youngest Patients

Sociologist and Transforming Chaplaincy C0-Principal Investigator, Wendy Cadge and Sociologist Nicole Fox studied parents’ entries in the memory book at an urban hospital. In this essay in Religion & Politics, Wendy reflects on the content of the messages, the descriptions of the children, and the connections that are facilitated with others who have gone through similar experiences…MORE

Editorial: To See Religion Boost Public Health, Watch ‘Call the Midwife’

In this guest editorial, Ellen Idler, the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology at Emory University and a Transforming Chaplaincy advisory committee member, reflects on the complicated relationship between religion and public health in the PBS series, Call the Midwife. (Religion News Service distributed her column.) In her edited volume, Religion as a Social Determinant of Public…MORE

Article: Along the Edges of Faith

In this article in Religion and Politics: Fit for Polite Company (a project of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis), Wendy Cadge, author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of America and Co-Principal Investigator of the Transforming Chaplaincy project, reviewed the important documentary Chaplains: On the…MORE

A New Film Documenting the Dynamic Work of Chaplains

This fall, Journey Films will be releasing a 2-hour documentary film, CHAPLAINS, that explores the diverse work of chaplains in settings ranging from the battle field, to NASCAR, nursing homes, corporations, the U.S. Senate, and more. Though chaplaincy is an emerging field, struggling, as the film says, to define itself, chaplains are often the ones to provide…MORE

Study about the Importance of Faith Chosen for ACPE Research Network’s Article-of-the-Month

A new paper written by Transforming Chaplaincy’s co-investigator George Fitchett and colleagues and published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine was selected as the article-of-the-month by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Reseach Network. The Network’s Convener, John Ehman, provided a summary of the article. The study aimed to consider how faith, meaning, and peace (dimensions of…MORE