Continuing Education

F.A.S.P.E.'s Seminary

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) provides a unique historical lens to study contemporary ethics in the professions.

FASPE Seminary examines the role played by German and international clergy during the period of 1933-1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing clergy of all religions can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having demonstrated the power held by religious leaders, FASPE addresses ethical issues now facing individual members of the clergy and religious institutions at large. With the historical background in mind, the FASPE Seminary Fellows are more committed and better positioned to confront contemporary issues.

Each year, FASPE chooses 12 to 18 Seminary Fellows from divinity schools and seminaries, as well as early-career religious leaders, to spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland where they visit key historical sites and participate in daily seminars led by specialized faculty. The Seminary Fellows travel with the Medical Fellows, having the opportunity to exchange views over shared meals and in several interdisciplinary seminars. For more information, click here:

Continuing Education: The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications

The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications has long been a "must read" for Chaplains seeking to stay abreast of continuing research in our field of work.  This particular journal is published on a quarterly basis and has been since 1947.  Here is a blurb from their website, along with a link to their site to see their other publications. 

"The Journal dates its origin back to 1947 when the Journal of Clinical Pastoral Work, published by the Council for Clinical Training, and The Journal of Pastoral Care, published by the Institute of Pastoral Care, began publishing separately. In 1950, the two groups joined together to publish The Journal of Pastoral Care. The Council for Clinical Training, Inc, the Institute for Pastoral Care, The Association of Clinical Pastoral Educators and the Department of Institutional Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education of the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A. merged to form the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) in 1967, and The Journal ownership was transferred to ACPE.

In 1969, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Inc (AAPC), began purchasing subscriptions for its members. The Canadian Association for Pastoral Education (CAPE) did likewise in 1972. Then ACPE invited AAPC and CAPE each to name a member to the Journal’s Board of Managers.

In 1982, the Board of Managers invited other pastoral care groups to join in publishing The Journal of Pastoral Care. The Association of Mental Health Clergy, Inc, the American Protestant Correctional Chaplains, Inc, and the College of Chaplains of American Protestant Hospital Association, Inc, joined in this publication cooperative.

The formation of Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc in 1994 is the result of deliberations of these founding pastoral care groups. Its mission is to continue providing a forum through publications for sharing professional knowledge, experience and innovative developments in pastoral ministries. The list of current Member Associations can be found here. These associations are involved in support of JPCP Inc and name the members of the Board of Managers of JPCP Inc.

In addition to publishing The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (name change instituted in 2002), JPCP Inc has published several books and monographs. Some of these have been converted to “print on demand” – and newer books are being published in that way with an e-book option."