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INTERFAITH SPIRITUAL CARE

Honoring The Sacred

Connection Of All

If you seek to make a difference in your lifetime, The Chaplaincy Institute can provide the education you need. For hospitals, hospice, disasters, prisons, corporations, military and educational, activist and environmental contexts, we teach the innovative and interfaith spiritual care needed for our times.

If you seek to make a difference in your lifetime, The Chaplaincy Institute can provide the education you need. For hospitals, hospice, disasters, prisons, corporations, miliary and educational, activist and environmental contexts, we teach the innovative and interfaith spiritual care needed for our times.

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About Our Online Programs

About Our Online Programs

You can receive our world-class education from any location, with most coursework offered online through Moodle and
weekend Zoom intensives. In addition to online work, students are required to attend one or two residential learning retreats
on the coast of California.

Interfaith Chaplaincy

Certificate Program

Through study, reflection, writing and engaging with others, students gain a broad understanding of the world’s faiths, while simultaneously deepening their relationship to their own spiritual traditions.

Interfaith Spiritual Direction
Certificate Program

Master the art of companioning people on their spiritual journey. This program is designed for those who feel called to a private practice in personal, one-on-one spiritual direction, and who anticipate working with clients from a variety of faith traditions.

Open Courses For

Continuing Education

Students, alumni, and professionals can select
from open courses to continue deepening their interfaith understanding and practice.

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Upcoming Courses & Happenings

Upcoming Courses & Happenings

Open House and Info Session

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eco-Ministry

June 9 - June 11

ChI Talks

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ChI Talks

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Parliament of World Religions

August 13 - August 19

Spiritual Care Concerns

November 10 - November 12

Open House and Info Session

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eco-Ministry

June 9 - June 11

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“After 45 years working in technology, The Chaplaincy Institute is where I chose to
begin the work for my next career as a chaplain. It has been a totally life-altering
experience. This is work I can do the rest of my life.”

“After 45 years working in technology, The Chaplaincy Institute is where I chose to
begin the work for my next career as a chaplain. It has been a totally life-altering
experience. This is work I can do the rest of my life.”

What do interfaith chaplains do?
Who Are We?

“The work of this school – the lives and the personal growth experienced by each and every student it touches – multiplies. I hold much hope for the wonderful unfolding and continual evolution of The Chaplaincy Institute – all for the greater good that CHI provides to the world.”

Rev. Gina Rose Halpern

Founder of The Chaplaincy Institute

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Why hundreds of students have trusted
The Chaplaincy Institute for their interfaith education

Why hundreds of students have trusted The Chaplaincy Institute for their interfaith education

Many individuals enroll in this program to satisfy their longing and curiosity to live meaningful, engaged lives. Others
arrive feeling called to a specific area of spiritual leadership or service. Whether in traditional or emerging contexts,
this program prepares you to handle the individuals and issues in today’s increasingly intricate and diverse world.

Join hundreds of our students who successfully
lead and serve in an interfaith capacity

Join hundreds of our students who successfully lead and serve in an interfaith capacity

Terri D.

Professional with expertise in this field 10/08/2021

Chi is truly for everyone!

The Chaplaincy Institute is where my heart found a space to listen and to discover ways to live out the truth of my heart’s calling to serve in justice and healing. There truly is room for everyone- without judgment- only welcome and invitation to be formed as interspiritual healers in a wounded, life-giving world. I give thanks everyday for the teachers, classmates with whom I am in membership- and the ongoing mission of compassionate presence we support in one another.

Debra Jansen

Client Served 10/07/2021

Chi confirmed my multi-faith spirituality!

The Chaplaincy Institute prepared me well to serve as a hospital chaplain and interfaith spiritual director. ChI affirmed my multi-faith spirituality, encouraged my creative self-expression, and ordained and blessed my work in the world. Their approach to experiential learning grows the whole person, not just the intellect. I'm delighted to see ChI continuing to grow in so many ways, negotiating several tough transitions. It's not an easy time for seminaries. As one of a small number of Interfaith schools, it has an increasingly important role to play in our world in transition.

JurgenS

Professional with expertise in this field 10/08/2021

The perfect place for chaplaincy education!

I love the Chaplaincy Institute for educating and ordaining awesome chaplains who are able to serve persons from diverse cultures and spiritual paths!

MRG143

Client Served 10/01/2021

Exceptional experience!

I attend this school and have only great things to say about my experience. The teachers are amazing, the curriculum is second to none and each student is treated with care. Leaders are passionate about seeing their students succeed. The administration is open minded and think outside the box to make ChI a successful educational experience for all. ChI is committed to the whole human. They teach value lessons, communication and leadership skills. My experience at ChI has been exceptional.

walden66

Client Served 10/07/2021

Really grateful for this place.

I attended this seminary, deep-diving in multiple world faith traditions and learning how to provide skilled spiritual care to people of all faiths - and to people of no particular faith. I believe strongly in the mission of "ChI" and am grateful that a place like this exists.

Tom K.2

Professional with expertise in this field 10/01/2021

Looking forward to continue this education!

I always look forward to the continuing education and new programs offered by the Chaplaincy Institute. Grateful for the surprises to be uncovered in working with Chaplains. The Interfaith dimension is a great resource in my work in Hospice settings among people who have a chance to reflect on the meaning in their lives.

Become a professional chaplain or
spiritual director through online
interfaith education on your schedule

Become a professional chaplain or
community Minister through online
interfaith education on your schedule

This program combines the study of the world’s religions with an exploration of mystical paths and teachings, as well as on developing
skills for ministry and providing spiritual care.

  • Online curriculum and flexible schedule

  • Payment plans and financial aid available

  • No risk – attend up to three courses without applying to the program

Learn more about becoming a chaplain or spiritual director today

Get a free call with our admissions advisor to learn more about the program and how to secure your spot.

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Blog Reel

Blog Reel

107, 2022

A Message From The Deep Culture Hive | July 2022

July 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dearest ChI community, What a gift to come together on Thursday June 16th  for the service on Faith, Chaplaincy and Reparative Justice.  20 beautiful ChI faces- current students, alumni, staff, faculty and board members, circled on zoom finding our way together through challenging and essential work for our world. If

107, 2022

A Message From The Deep Culture Hive | July 2022

July 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dearest ChI community, What a gift to come together on Thursday June 16th  for the service on Faith, Chaplaincy and Reparative Justice.  20 beautiful ChI faces- current students, alumni, staff, faculty and board members, circled on zoom finding our way together through challenging and essential work for our world. If

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