Interreligious Chaplaincy: Program Overview
The first of its kind, the GTU’s Interreligious Chaplaincy Program equips leaders to practice spiritual care among diverse populations. The program offers students who have previously earned a qualifying master’s degree the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy.
Spiritual care is a vital need across industries, including hospitals, universities, prisons, military, immigration, family and social services, disaster relief, airports, and corporations. This program provides the skills to effectively serve persons from diverse religious backgrounds in a wide variety of situations and life stages. Coursework will incorporate practical spiritual care and interreligious training, as well as counseling, theology, and ethics. The certificate fulfills a requirement for board certification and equips students with spiritual caregiving skills and knowledge necessary to practice chaplaincy in traditional and non-traditional chaplaincy settings. The ICP works closely with the GTU's Centers for Jewish, Dharma, and Islamic Studies and with affiliate institutions to increase the competency of chaplaincy students in traditions underrepresented among institutional chaplains.
The ICP Jewish Studies Fellowship, made possible through the generous donation of The Taube Foundation, offers a scholarship that provides tuition support for courses in the Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy for students affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies. Meet the Spring 2021 and the Fall 2020 recipients.
The Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy is now available for learning via remote modalities for residents of the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, California