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A Great Read For a New Year

Melanie Bishop | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Melanie Bishop

Kerry Egan has written a book that only she could write, combining her study at Harvard Divinity School, her years of experience as a hospice chaplain...

The Bitch/Bitch Choice

Vanessa Zoltan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Vanessa Zoltan

There are times in which women are put into situations in which they only have two choices. These are almost always situations in which someone else is using the woman to his own ends, rather than treating her as a human being with an independent will, agenda and sense of self.

When Death Becomes Intolerable

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 10.02.2016 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Fast death takes your breath away. Being with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one by sudden, traumatic injury, takes an immense skill set and not just a credential like FEMA 101.

How to Care at the Beginning and End of Life: Lessons on Laboring, Loving and Leaving

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
 Camalo Gaskin

The more time I've spent in the company of pregnant women and their partners, studying ethnographies of midwives, and hearing freshly trained doctors' accounts of delivery clinics in various parts of the world, the more I've come to understand that our collective birth narrative is by no means a universal one.

Ebola, Infection Control, and Religious Freedom

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

What do chaplains have to do with biological, viral threats? Military and health care chaplains have generally been on the front lines in the critical care and urgent emergency medical response to these new infectious agents.

Feel Pain. Love Deeply.

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

I can abide an abbreviated rendering of a book. I understand that there are just two hours that a moviegoer is willing to contribute to the cause of art. But there were some disappointments in The Fault in Our Stars.

Covert Emotional and Spiritual Care

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

For some, today is as painful and raw as it was almost thirteen years ago.

While Waiting for the Plane to Be Found and Other Considerations

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Preparedness is a billion-dollar industry that helps mediate the impact of future events by lessons learned from past events. Rapid response is imperative so trauma is not compounded by inadequately trained assistance.

Does Faith Make A Difference?

Chaplain Mark R. Johnston | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Chaplain Mark R. Johnston

Many who have deployed into combat and have witnessed first-hand the violence and killing that characterizes war often return home with the uncomfortable realization that the value structure they once maintained, and perhaps called "normal," does not necessarily fit any longer.

When Firefighters Fall, Fire Chaplains Stand

Religion News Service | ADELLE M. BANKS | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) As friends and families reel from the news that 19 elite firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday (June 30), the work of some of th...

Computer Simulator Preps Military Chaplains For The Battlefield

Religion News Service | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

By Mark Pinsky ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) The animated figure on the computer screen moves carefully among the wounded, darting from one fallen figure to ...

Strength For The Moment: 10 Tips For Family Caregivers

Lori Hogan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Lori Hogan

Many baby boomers, often unexpectedly and for long periods, will likely be called to provide care for a loved one, and it is my hope that anyone could gain strength, encouragement and inspiration through the real-life caregiving stories.

Pat Robertson, Alzheimer's And Confronting Absence

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

The trouble is that dementia defies linearity in all its forms: the clear answer, the proof text, the incisive definition.

Cultivating Wisdom: An Experiential Journey with Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

This four-minute exercise is uncomfortable at first, then excruciatingly difficult, and then something happens. A shift occurs, and for just a minute or two we are completely connected and present with another human being.