Call for student applications: Movement Chaplaincy training

Published: 5 January 2022

Now Accepting Applications up to January 12th, 2022

Are you a student who is invested in social movements and the spiritual work involved to sustain hope and void burnout? Movement Chaplaincy training might be for you! MORSL is accepting applications for training Feb. 1- April 19, in partnership with Faith Matters Network (FMN). MORSL is sponsoring a McGill student cohort that will participate in the online classes with FMN as well as a local McGill student learning community for ongoing support and implementation of skills learned.

We are accepting applications via a webform up to January 12, 2022. Details are available online and students are also encouraged to email MORSL for specific questions. A drop-in info period on Zoom is offered on January 10th for final clarifications before application. ALL student applications welcome, whether you are devoutly religious, secular humanist or anywhere in between.

Why Movement Chaplaincy?

MORSL recognizes and values that there is a great deal of spiritual work that happens in social justice movements among students on campus as well as in their personal lives. In order to continue to work toward needed changes in the world, individuals and groups actively involved in social change have unique needs for spiritual re-centering, the renewal of hope, and spiritual connection. Because we value the spiritual well-being of our students, and are invested in them building spiritual strength and resiliency, we are offering this opportunity for McGill students to become trained in movement chaplaincy so that they can support and share spiritual care skills with other McGill students involved in important social movement activism. 

What Is Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Training?

Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Training is an online program offered by the Faith Matters Network. Participants from diverse locations will have weekly readings and will post in online forums (self paced within the week), as well as three video conferences (dates TBD) over the course of twelve weeks, from February 1 to April 25, 2022. This course is designed to teach individuals to provide quality spiritual care to people involved in social movements in order to prevent burnout and mental and spiritual depletion, and to move forward causes of liberation, justice, equity, and peace throughout the world. Participants will develop and enhance their spiritual practice and resiliency skills during the course, and will complete a final project as part of the course. See the details of the course outline to learn more about the content and flow of the training.

What is the MORSL Cohort ?

MORSL is preparing to sponsor a cohort of students to participate in the Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Training winter semester 2022. The registration deadline for this session of the training is January 18, 2022, so we need to form our McGill cohort rapidly! Participants in the MORSL cohort will meet monthly to connect with fellow McGill student participants and share their chaplaincy training experiences. MORSL will organize opportunities for participants to share their final projects with the McGill community. All students are encouraged to apply. MORSL will prioritize applications from returning student applicants, as well as applicants who anticipate opportunities to apply their chaplaincy training skills to opportunities in their activities at McGill in the next 12 to 24 months after training. Participating students will gain valuable spiritual care tools and skills and knowledge to further the work of social justice movements. 

The selected student participants will benefit from:

  1. Full coverage of training fees ($225 USD), reimbursable upon completion of program.
  2. Recognition on the student Co-curricular Record (CCR) through myInvolvement.
  3. Presenting their final project during a campus opportunity hosted by MORSL, such as an event or publication in Radix Magazine.

To be eligible to join this cohort, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  1. Be a McGill University student registered for the winter 2022 semester.
  2. Attend a mandatory pre-training session on January 17th from 5:30-6:30 PM on zoom.
  3. Attend and meet all the requirements of the training course.
  4. Apply to join the MORSL cohort by the deadline of Jan. 12 by filling in the application form linked below.

Deadline to apply: January 12th, 11:59 PM (ET).

Apply via this webform.

If you have questions on the application process prior to the deadline, feel free to email us at morsl [at] or drop by our morsl [at] (subject: Please%20send%20Zoom%20link%20for%20Jan.%2010%20info%20session) (Zoom room) on Monday, January 10th, from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

*Students must attend the chaplaincy training and fulfill the final project to receive the benefits and CCR recognition.*

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