a critique of “Chaplaincy Practice” in “Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy”
The vocation of Muslim Chaplaincy in practice is a complex issue that involves many skills and considerable knowledge. It also requires the ability to deal with the public and individual clients in a receptive and supportive way, work cooperatively with colleagues, act as liaison between clients and institutional staff, negotiate with administration and explain the spiritual and pragmatic needs of ones ummah, or parish to the authorities. “Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy” (Gilliat-Ray, Ali and Pattison) gives clear insights into the role of the Muslim Chaplain in public institutions, such as prisons, universities and hospitals and indicates the complexity of the work that Muslim Chaplains do. Inevitably, there were also some gaps.
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