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For Clergy, Chaplains, and Religious Leaders

ICJS provides interreligious education and networking opportunities to those ministering in diverse communities and institutions.

Join an ICJS Interreligious Spirituality Group

The ICJS Interreligious Spirituality Group for spiritual care providers and chaplains is a free professional development opportunity to build connections with other spiritual care providers and deepen interreligious learning.
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News: ICJS Awards Four Interreligious Capacity-Building Grants for Chaplains

Made possible through the generous support of The Bunting Family Foundation, ICJS has awarded Interreligious Capacity-Building grants to four organizations to help them expand their ability to offer chaplaincy and spiritual care services. The four organizations are The Community of St. Dysmas, Inge Benevolent Ministries, Project SPIRIT Sickle Cell, and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

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Survey: Mapping chaplains’ needs in Maryland

In partnership with the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, ICJS conducted a statewide survey of chaplains in Maryland. The results, which have been published in a downloadable eBook, “Chaplains in Maryland: Mapping and Assessing Needs,” have given us a groundbreaking glimpse into the lives of chaplains. The data reveals a portrait of chaplaincy that spans across religious differences, communities, and work sectors. Maryland chaplains shared their challenges and needs with us, along with the beauty they find in interfaith work. ICJS is committed to serving them, and these results will inform our approaches to future support programming and educational opportunities.

 

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One of the things I love about chaplaincy is there’s so much diversity… most people that I meet are really different from a faith perspective.

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Chaplain Lunch and Learn Events On Demand

Confronting Antisemitism and Islamophobia as Chaplains

In the wake of the conflict in Israel and Gaza, six organizations have created a task force to address growing antisemitism and anti-Muslim bias. During this lunch and learn we heard from the task force about the purpose of their partnership and how they are working to support chaplains and spiritual care providers.  

Spiritual Care for the Grieving

During this Chaplain Lunch and Learn, the panelists identified different forms of loss, how to support grieving care recipients, and the role spirituality and religion can play in navigating individual and collective grief.

Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Perspectives on Spiritual Care

This event featured an interactive discussion with four chaplains from four traditions—Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—to explore how spiritual care is understood and practiced within their contexts. 

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ICJS is an Associate Member of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), but not an Accredited Member with the ATS Commission on Accrediting.