Pamela Ayo Yetunde is a pastoral counselor in Atlanta and a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leader Program, as well as a Buddhist chaplain. She is the author of Vigil: Spiritual Reflections on Your Money and Sanity. She is an expert on Buddhist meditation.
The Mental Health Chaplaincy is a Seattle program based at Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ that has trained chaplains walking the city streets looking for vulnerable, mentally ill people who may need assistance. Contact Kae Eaton.
HealthCare Chaplaincy coordinates the work of chaplains of different faiths in New York health-care institutions and does research. One research project involves daughters caring for mothers with Alzheimer’s. Charysse Harper is the communications manager.
Hospice chaplain Nancy Ledoux wrote “Ministering to Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.”
Rabbi Dayle Friedman is founder and director of Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. She was a geriatric chaplain for years and now trains rabbis to work with the elderly.
Why should the secular media cover religion? By Gayle White The Atlanta Journal-Constitution* Why should the secular media cover politics? Or science? Or sports? Because they are part of human life and contribute to the order of society. Often, religion provides the “why” in the equation of a story. Faith motivates people, groups and, at […]
Imam Yahya Hendi is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also just concluded his 15 years of service as a Chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He can be contacted through his website.
Timothy Furnish is an expert in Islamic and Middle Eastern history and Islamic fundamentalism as well as Mahdism (Islamic messianism. He is the author of Holiest Wars: Islamic Mahdis, their Jihads and Osama bin Laden (Praeger Publishers, 2005). He is a former military Christian army chaplain.
Stephen Streed is director of chaplaincy for Eventide Lutheran Senior Communities, based in Moorhead, Minn. He can talk about the composition of the ethics committee at the home and about issues facing ethics committees in geriatric situations.