THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF CHAPLAINS, INC.
The Mission of the Pennsylvania Society of Chaplains is to support its members in becoming more competent, effective chaplains in their diverse ministries through quality educational programs and networking.
THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF CHAPLAINS, INC. AT A GLANCE
Goals and Objectives
The objectives of the Society of Chaplains include continuing education, mutual support, as well as a forum for the broad range of issues facing chaplaincy today. The purposes of the society are:
To exchange and disseminate information concerning chaplaincy services in healthcare and other settings
To promote the growth and recognition of spiritual care in healthcare settings
To advocate professional standards, development and practice of chaplaincy services and spiritual care
To promote cooperation and maintain communication with nationally recognized chaplaincy organizations
To advocate for greater inclusion in the healthcare system and to address ethical concerns in healthcare settings
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”