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May 2018 Newsletter

Original Newsletter can be downloaded here. My respected Chaplains and NASLs, I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the wonderful weather. This time of the year is a very special time for me personally, along with all Muslims around the world. I would like take this opportunity to share a lit...
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April 2018 Newsletter

Original Newsletter can be downloaded here. Spiritual journeys can take many forms, some come through our various traditions, calendars, and others are of a more personal nature. Be it a lifecycle moment (birth, coming of age, wedding, death), a moment of personal growth/crisis, or just a change in...
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March 2018 Newsletter

Original Newsletter can be downloaded here. “Snow melting mountain. Snow melting mountain. Mountain rock, cliff point water zigzagging down the mountain." (Shoshone Springtime song.) It's [it means] something like the snow on the mountains melting on those rocks that slide, cliff-like down the mou...
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January 2018 Newsletter

Greetings fellow chaplains. My name is Steven Gomez and I am a State Chaplain at Patton State Hospital. This past week for me has been a week of “connecting,” of being present in the moment and to others. This is what we do as chaplains and what we hope to facilitate. This happened, first of ...
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December 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.     Brothers and sisters in State service,   My name is Benzion Lew; I am the Jewish Chaplain at Calipatria State Prison. I have been working at Calipatria for fourteen years, and I am blessed to work with a great team. I have had the...
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September 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.     Driving along a dusty road on the Rez on my way to join family and friends at our summer ceremonies, I was reminded of all the different places I've been in my life and those that have shared my life with in some way. Today, I can [&...
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August 2017 ACCSS Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.   When considering what might be appropriate for a newsletter for California State Chaplains, who for the most part are part of CDCR, I believe a word of encouragement is in order. But, my dear chaplain friend, this encouragement may come at ...
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July 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.   In the last few weeks, I have been reminded just how important listening is as a part of our calling as chaplains.   Many times we concentrate on the message we want to deliver, the issue that is most pressing, or working to plan or im...
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June 2017 Newsletter

Download the original PDF of this newsletter here.   The car starts and there I am, window down, heater on, music playing in the background as I make my weekly 35 minute drive to my cousin’s house for a haircut. Excessive to some, lacking sense to others, if you've met me you know the secre...
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