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Place-Based Chaplaincy: An Interfaith Approach to Chaplaincy Training.

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Item Summary Ritter, Laura E. 2019-05-28T20:38:43Z 2019-05-28T20:38:43Z 2018-08
dc.title Place-Based Chaplaincy: An Interfaith Approach to Chaplaincy Training.
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Religion (Asian)
dcterms.abstract Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) claims to be an interfaith chaplaincy training program. However, what constitutes interfaith chaplaincy is not clearly defined in CPE literature. This study asks the question: “Does interfaith chaplaincy work?” In other words, “Can a person be trained to offer support to people from a range of religious traditions other than their own?” To examine this question, I interviewed thirteen professional chaplains and conducted three focus group interviews with a group of chaplaincy students in Hawaiʻi. I argue that, while CPE training effectively prepares students for a ministry of presence, it does not train students to function as religious experts. To succeed in an interfaith capacity, I suggest that chaplains need religious and socio-cultural education specific to the populations with whom they are working. My study concludes with a proposal for a place-based chaplaincy course which integrates an academic approach to religion with CPE’s experiential training program.
dcterms.description M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
dcterms.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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