“This is the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where the Army trains clergy of all faiths how to survive in combat.” A CNN piece on military chaplains caught the ear of Amy Acland of the synod office, and she shares it knowing others will be interested. “Preparing for war: army chaplains train by the hundred for the combat zone” (8/30/11), by Eric Marrapodi and Chris Lawrence, CNN, can be found in text and video online.
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C. is developing curriculum about and for military chaplains. A grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation is helping fund the curriculum work. Learn more about ELCA chaplaincy generally and this new curriculum specifically from the ELCA Web site.