Social justice chaplaincy supports the spiritual needs of those involved in short- or long-term social justice efforts, such as movements like Occupy Wall Street and the protests at Standing Rock in the Dakotas. In the words of Daring Compassion, “Movement chaplaincy is the work of spiritual accompaniment to justice movements and their leaders. Just as there are chaplains who attend to the spiritual needs of people in hospitals, colleges, corporate environments and other settings, there is a need for those who can fill this role within our movements for social change.”
Training & Qualifications
Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Training
The Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy training focuses on the basic skills and knowledge central for the role of Movement Chaplain — those who offer spiritual, emotional and relational support to people engaged in social justice movements. Upon completing this course, participants will be trained to fill a valuable role of providing spiritual and emotional care in social justice movements. This program contains three consecutive 4 week courses totaling 12 weeks. A certificate of completion will be awarded to all who complete all three courses and meet all requirements of program participation.