Schooling for Army Chaplains
“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.