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    Question Resources for non-sectarian Chaplaincies

    I'm interested in developing a non-sectarian resource list. In particular, I'm looking for a resource to help chaplains deal with firefighters and families who aren't of the same faith as the Chaplain. There seems to be a wealth of information about the mainstream US faiths (Catholic/Protestant Christianity & Judaism) but precious little about any others.

    The only place I've ever found a comprehensive reference guide to multiple faiths and a summary of the observances required by those faiths is the US Army's Chaplaincy guide and I can't find a source for obtaining a copy...

    Any suggestions?
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    I have seen the US Army Guide offered on eBay a couple of times, you may want to do a search there.

    Also check out your local (major) bookstore - I have seen several books in the Religion section that give overviews/comparisons of major world faiths. A friend of mine had a NLODD where the member was of the B'Hai faith. He was able to find a book at the store that provided enough information regarding rites and traditions that he could represent the department without causing offense.

    I think it may have even been "An Idiots Guide to Religion" or something similar.
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    Thanks!

    As it turns out, the Chaplains Handbook is available again at Amazon.com... ($30)

    After all the times I've looked for it there it finally shows up after I've asked about it somewhere else!

    Thanks for the reply!
    "Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"

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