CMU launches Master of Arts in Spiritual Care program


Canadian Mennonite University’s Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (GSTM) has launched a Master of Arts in Spiritual Care program. Students in the program will learn about a variety of topics, including sacred texts, community tradition, and Indigenous studies as they prepare to provide spiritual care in settings such as hospitals, schools, care homes, and prisons. The program will include Supervised Psychospiritual Education courses, which will be offered in collaboration with St Boniface Hospital and the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. “We’re increasingly thinking about the interfaith dimensions of this,” said GSTM Director Dr Karl Koop. Koop added that many people who are learning about spiritual care “are really interested in seeing how to do ministry in a practical way or outside of a church structure.”