(RNS) — Written by two little-known poets, both poems preach slowing down, becoming more mindful, seeking out stillness and finding connection with humankind (without touching).
(RNS) — Chaplains in hospitals and retirement homes are discovering the nature of their ministry due to the coronavirus outbreak, when patients and medical staff alike are dealing with stress and isolation.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Los Angeles Lakers chaplain Romell Witherspoon said he will pray and reflect as he prepares for Friday night’s game at Staples Center between the Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers.
(RNS) — As fewer people identify with a specific religion and as houses of faith experience a drop in attendance, some religious scholars expect that in the next number of years people will be more likely to meet a chaplain than a local clergyperson.
(RNS) — As our medical system grows more fast-paced, impersonal and complex, hospital chaplains end up helping patients decipher next steps and counseling burned-out practitioners.
After spending years as a chaplain at San Quentin, America's most notorious prison, Reverend Earl Smith concludes, "death is final and the system can be flawed."
“I passed just about every stage of heresy on my way to apostasy,” Bart said. “It wasn’t until I exhausted every option for staying a Christian that I gave it up.”
Five years after a group of atheist and agnostic students launched a campaign to get a Humanist chaplain at Tufts, the university has created a Humanist staff position—the first of its kind in the U.S.
MIT doctoral student Aaron Scheinberg explains why he worked to remove MIT's official graduation prayer, and why the experience convinced him to create a Humanist chaplaincy.