The religious, spiritual and secular demographics of the US are changing and, with them, the role of chaplaincy. How can any one person support the spiritual needs and development of college students? How does a chaplain serve patients and their families, from Atheist to Zoroastrian, dealing with life and death? How do the history of chaplaincy in the military and the emergence of chaplains for social justice activists inform what preparation for this role entails? After months of protests against systemic racism, bitter partisan battles, and social distancing amidst an ongoing global pandemic, how can we heal? Join Tahara Akmal, Wendy Cadge, Micky Scottbey Jones (bios below), and Joe Morrow for a rich conversation.
The moderator for the conversation is Rev. Joe Morrow, Pastor of Discipleship at 4th Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL. Joe is the former chair of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board and vice-chair of the Mission Responsibility Toward Investment (MRTI) committee of the denomination. Rev. Morrow has worked in congregational, non-profit, higher education, and corporate settings. He holds degrees from North Park Theology Seminary and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Joe is husband to Sung Yeon and father to Ella.
This webinar is part of IFYC's "Centering Racial Equity in Building Interfaith America" series of public conversations. Registering for this e-mail means opting-in for IFYC's communications.