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College & University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century : A Multifaith Look at the Practice of Ministry on Campuses Across America


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Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith is chaplain and associate dean for religious and spiritual life at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is also co-director of the Macalester Lilly Project for Vocation and Ethical Leadership, a Lilly Endowment program for the theological exploration of vocation. Rev. Janet M. Cooper Nelson is chaplain of the university at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and teaches at Brown's Alpert School of Medicine.


"A must for anyone who is called to this realm of sacred service, to any administrator on a college campus overseeing student life, and to alumni of all faith traditions to help them understand what their alma mater can and should be providing to current students vis-a-vis campus religious life.... A valuable addition to SkyLight Paths' series of professional books for clergy/leaders of faith communities."
--Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, BCC, editor, Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook"Explores the profound questions shaping today's chaplaincy.... Relevant to anyone who cares about the ways that today's college students--of all religious and non-religious identities--seek to make meaning."
--Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and president, Interfaith Youth Core; author, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation"While religion on college campuses is a story often overlooked, or misunderstood, this must-read collection ... reveals the powerful ways that chaplains are shaping the religious, spiritual and moral lives of present students--and future leaders."
--Paul Raushenbush, senior religion editor, The Huffington Post"Informing, inspiring, evocative, this book will deepen your understanding, stretch your soul and challenge your assumptions--a must-read not only for aspiring chaplains, but especially for those who hire, fire and depend on them."
--Sharon Daloz Parks, author, Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith"Illuminates campus life with insightful and sometimes humorous essays that I found personally moving. I highly recommend this book not only for religious professionals and those working on campuses, but to all people who care about sustaining and nurturing the life of the spirit in twenty-first-century America."
--Ingrid Mattson, PhD, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies, Huron University College

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