Tribute to Rev. Andrea Goodman

Rev. Andrea Goodman was a big part of the ChI community. An academic advisor to our students, and 2009 ChI ordinand, Andrea was co-founder and Board President of the Interfaith Peace Project with Fr. Tom Bonacci. We mourn Andrea's loss as we celebrate her life and legacy. May Andrea's loving presence and work be felt

A Message From the Deep Culture Hive

What is Code? by Rev. Rivka Gevurtz Some of us older folks might remember the excitement of finding the decoder ring in our box of cereal as kids.  Others might recall geeking out and learning to write code for early computer classes.  But what is ChI’s Deep Culture Hive talking about in this new conversation

Tribute to Rev. Amy Brucker

Rev. Amy Brucker We at the Chaplaincy Institute are deeply saddened at the passing of a brilliant light. Rev. Amy Brucker was ordained by the ChI Community in 2005, and served as Co-Director, COO, and faculty. Amy will be missed by so many and we are blessed that she chose to infuse this

ChI Confirmation of Clergy Endorsement

If you have already renewed your clergy in good standing status (CIGS), THANK YOU! If you have not had a chance yet, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.   If you did not receive the emails about this renewal process please search your spam folder for "kari@chaplaincyinstitute.org" and if

Calling All Spiritual Direction Graduates Teacher’s Assistant Needed for 2022 Program!

Dear Spiritual Direction Graduate,   If you are a Spiritual Direction Program graduate interested in a FREE program refresher, WE NEED YOU!   Apply to be the Teacher’s Assistant (TA) for the next program, which starts in January 2022. With the change of format for Spiritual Direction, you will participate in many classes that are different from when you attended, as well as have the opportunity

The Chaplaincy Institute NAMED “2021 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

For Immediate Release: The Chaplaincy Institute NAMED “2021 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofitsAward based on Community Recommendations Berkeley, California (November 16, 2021) –The interfaith Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) announced today it has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits. The Chaplaincy Institute provides training for spiritual care providers worldwide, resulting in

A Message From Our Deep Culture Hive

As some of you know, The Deep Culture Hive (DCH) re-formed this past May 2021 with ChI’s commitment to center equity and inclusion in all areas of the seminary and community.  During our bi-monthly meetings, the Deep Culture Hive (DCH) has been prioritizing group relationships and trust-building, setting up group norms and structures for the

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