About This Episode
Chaplains takes the viewer into the dynamic world of chaplains — men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition, but are trained to be of comfort and support to everyone — religious or not. Through personal profiles, the documentary explores the daily life of chaplains throughout society, from their role in the military and the workplace to their work in prisons and behind-the-scenes of NASCAR.
With a tradition dating back centuries, chaplains today are on the front lines — often in the midst of life and death situations — where the questions are the deepest, and the need for spiritual and pastoral care the greatest. The film provides a window into religious diversity in America today and the murky nature of the American principle of separation of religion and state.