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The Call to Care

The Call to Care

Essays by Unitarian Universalist Chaplains

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In sixteen heartfelt and thoughtful essays, Unitarian Universalist chaplains provide a close-up view of their day-to-day ministry in hospitals, hospices, prisons, the military, the police force, and rehabilitation centers.

Editor: Karen Hutt

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For the first time, Unitarian Universalist chaplains come together to share why they care, who they care for, and how they care. In sixteen heartfelt and thoughtful essays, they provide a close-up view of their day-to-day ministry in hospitals, hospices, prisons, the military, the police force, and rehabilitation centers. With the increasing secularization of our culture, and the growing numbers of religious seekers, Unitarian Universalist chaplains today play ever-more important roles in these institutions. They model non-sectarian care for a world that is increasingly spiritual but not religious. These writers open a window into the caring arts as they share their stories about companioning people in crisis who are on a journey to find meaning and purpose in difficult times.

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Contents

Foreword by Don Southworth

Introduction


Inherent Worth and Dignity
  Jane Ellen Mauldin

Head, Heart, and Holy Ground
  Kathy Riegelman

Lost (and Found) in Translation
  Nathan Mesnikoff

Personhood and Interdependence—Caring for Those with Dementia
  Andrew Tripp

Suffering, Faith, and Hope at a Children's Hospital
  Karen B. Taliesin

Tending the Soul's Bones
  Keith W. Goheen

Wider Circles of Inclusion
  Holly Ann Lux-Sullivan

Empowering the Bereaved
  Rebekah Ingram

Serving a Collective Mission
  Cynthia L. G. Kane

Military Chaplaincy, A Natural Fit
  Xolani Kacela

Spirits Behind Bars
  Emily Brault

Coming to Wholeness
  Barbara E. Stevens

The Thin Blue Line
  Lisa Presley

Beloved Community Across Prison Walls
  Mandy Goheen

The Training of Chaplains
  Karen L. Hutt

Moving Forward and Looking Back
  Karen L. Hutt

Benediction

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