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God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity

[Star Tribune, February 18, 2017] The Rev. Verlyn Hemmen remembers the days when a hospital chaplain wore a clerical collar, carried a Bible and visited the bedsides of Minnesotans who were overwhelmingly Catholic and Lutheran.

Today roughly a third of patients are something else, estimates Hemmen, who oversees spiritual care at Twin Cities Allina Hospitals. They’re Muslim, Jewish, another faith or nothing at all. Read the entire story at startribune.com.

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