MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership in an organization that advocates for Muslim chaplaincy at a national and local level, and the opportunity to be involved at various leadership levels
  • Enriching opportunity for professional development fostered through collegial relationships with Muslim chaplains and counselors working in healthcare, educational, corrections, military, and community settings
  • Membership in a professional Muslim chaplaincy association with an established code of conduct
  • Creative and enriching educational opportunities, such as an annual conference and webinars
  • The opportunity to participate in monthly “huddle” video calls with chaplains from your cohort (i.e. corrections, education, healthcare etc.)
  • Membership rate for conferences
  • Notification of various full and part-time chaplaincy positions
  • Membership in private Facebook and cohort WhatsApp groups
  • Membership on an all members’ and a cohort specific email listserves
  • Voting privileges

Membership Categories

Clinically Trained Member Chaplain
A Muslim CPE Supervisor, chaplain or professional with a different title (i.e. hospital Spiritual Care Provider, university Muslim Life Coordinator) who is involved specifically with institutional pastoral care and who has completed at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education and holds a Master’s of Divinity (or its equivalency) from an accredited academic institution. Students of accredited Islamic Chaplaincy educational programs who have completed a minimum of one unit of CPE, but not yet their academic degree are also eligible for this membership category at a reduced rate.

Associate Member Chaplain
A Muslim Chaplain or professional with a different title (i.e. hospital Spiritual Care Provider, university Muslim Life Coordinator) who is involved specifically with in institutional pastoral care without the benefit clinical training. Students of accredited Islamic Chaplaincy educational programs who have not yet completed CPE are also eligible at a reduced rate.

Ministry Volunteer
A spiritual care volunteer without clinical or academic training in the field, but who is recognized institutionally as a chaplain.

Affiliate
Supportive individual or professional who is not themselves a Muslim chaplain but who has a connection to the field through other means (i.e. teaches Muslim chaplains, is a mental health professional). Information for those interested in joining as Affiliates can be obtained by contacting Communications@AssociationOfMuslimChaplains.org

Educational Institution
An Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited institution providing Islamic chaplaincy specific training. Schools on track for accreditation will also be eligible. Information for those interested in joining as Education Institutions can be obtained by contacting Communications@AssociationOfMuslimChaplains.org