For Military Settings

AMC offers Muslim chaplaincy resources for military.


The Concept of Compassionate Engagement in Islam
An overview of Spiritual Care from an Islamic perspective (Nazila Isgandarova).

Effective Islamic Spiritual Care: Foundations and Practices of Imams and Other Muslim Spiritual Caregivers
This study examines the effectiveness of Muslim spiritual caregivers in the context of Canadian Muslims’ health care and proposes means of improving it (Nazila Isgandarova).

Faith Leadership through Chaplaincy: Experiences from Muslim Communities
Summaries of issues and recommendations from consultations with chaplains, sector leaders and communities (Faith Matters).

Guidelines for Imams Assisting an Abusive Person
An essential list of “dos and don’ts” when assisting an abusive person (FaithTrust Institute).

Guidelines for Imams Dealing With Victims of Domestic Violence
An essential list of “dos and don’ts” when assisting a victim of domestic violence (FaithTrust Institute).

A Practical Guide to Giving Friday Sermons 
A brief guide providing the essential fiqh and integrals of the Friday sermon (khutba), as well as some prophetic practices and practical advice on public speaking (Amjad Tarsin, 2012).

Military Chaplaincy Organizations

Provides distance support for sailors, marines and their families.

Military Chaplains’ Association
Dedicated to the religious freedom and spiritual welfare of our Armed Services members, Veterans, their families, and their survivors.

National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains
Provides pastoral care for veteran patients, their families, as well as the health care team.

National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces
Provides endorsement for clergy-persons of various faiths who serve as chaplains in the armed forces.

Related Associations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
A professional association focusing on the field of marriage and family therapy.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors
A membership and certification organization whose mission is to provide spiritually informed and integrated counseling, collaborative community based  services, training and education in order to enhance the well being of individuals, families and communities.

American Psychological Association
The world’s largest association of psychologists, with more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Association of Professional Chaplains
Promotes quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to our members

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care
A national multifaith organization which is committed to the professional education, certification and support of people involved in pastoral care and pastoral counselling.

Coalition On Ministry In Specialized Settings
A network of organizations committed to the preparation and practice of multi-faith spiritual care through chaplaincy and pastoral counseling in specialized settings and promotes and supports collaboration among its members.

Project Sakinah
An organization focusing on achieving lasting changes in the attitudes and behaviors of Muslims around the issue of violence within families.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
A national resource center including a free online library on suicide prevention, searchable for specific populations and settings (prisons, universities, healthcare, etc.)