In the Media

Wendy Cadge has published op-eds in the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Baltimore Sun. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today and often publishes articles in The Conversation. Her commentary focuses on how spirituality and religion are present public institutions including ports, airports, healthcare organizations, Congress, institutions of higher education, and other sites. She regularly works with reporters who have featured her work in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Boston Globe.

To see lists of selected articles organized by category, please use the links which appear below the Television and Radio Appearances section.

Television and Radio Appearances

WBUR, Radio Boston, December 7, 2022

Religion Unmuted Podcast, November 2022

Word and Way Podcast, September 1, 2022

Faith and the Welfare Needs of Seafarers Working on Cargo Ships,” a short film connected to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), July 2021

“Hidden Sacred Spaces.” A three-part series. WBUR. September 2020.

The Future of Spiritual Care.” Interfaith Voices. December 14, 2017

Discovering Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces,” WBUR, Radio Boston, February 23, 2017

Chaplains,” PBS Documentary, 2015

“Power of Prayer,” The Campbell Brown Show, CNN, April 14, 2010

The Recovery Room 002: Alternative Medicine Gets Integrated.” The Recovery Room

Articles by Wendy Cadge

Wendy Cadge’s writings fall into a number of categories, some occupying more than one. Please see the following pages.

Religion in Public Institutions

Spirituality and Religion in Healthcare

Huffington Post

Psychology Today


Articles about or quoting Wendy Cadge’s research

Cadge highlights chaplains building new spiritual infrastructure,” Chautauquan Daily, July 11, 2023.

Wanted: More Rabbis,” The Tablet, March 13, 2023

Chaplains offer more than prayers: New Study Confirms Impact on ICU Families,” Religion News Service, February 15, 2023.

One in Four Americans Have Been Served by Chaplains,” Gallup, December 14, 2022

News about Jewish Chaplains in  in eJewish Philanthropy, the Washington Times, Jewish Boston, The Jewish Experience at Brandeis and Religion News, Fall 2022

More on Where Religion and Medicine Meet.” August 12, 2022

The Connected PhD: Brandeis Overhauls PhD Training in the Humanities and Social Sciences.” Inside Higher Ed. July 8, 2022.

Partnering in a Pandemic: Students and Faculty Researched the Impact on Nurses.” Brandeis NOW. March 30, 2022.

Chaplains and the rise of on-demand spiritual support.” Boston Globe Magazine. March 9, 2021

“Building a guide to explore research and learning in Waltham.” Brandeis NOW. September 22, 2020.

“Coronavirus: The chaplains toiling on the frontlines.” BBC News. July 12, 2020.

“As fewer Americans go to church, chaplains are finding work elsewhere.” The Economist. June 11, 2020.

Via social media, Simona Shuman ’22 supports chaplains on the front line of coronavirus.” Brandeis NOW. April 29, 2020

“The chaplains caring for the caregivers on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic.” The Ground Truth Project. April 27, 2020.

Coronavirus has shut down most places or worship. Now what?” Brandeis NOW. April 1, 2020

As Americans become less religious, the role of chaplains may grow.” Religion News Service. November 27, 2019.

Could elderly care use more spirituality?” Brandeis NOW. October 21, 2019.

Airports are unlikely to follow Orlando’s lead in banning religious services at interfaith chapels.CNBC. June 2, 2019

Sociologist Wendy Cadge *02 Takes a Closer Look at Chaplaincy.” Princeton Alumni Weekly. December 19, 2018

Cardiff University Studies Seafarers Religious Lives,” The Maritime Executive. June 23, 2017

These Sacred Spaces in Boston are Hidden in Plain Sight,” Boston Magazine. March 8, 2017

Exploring Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces,” Brandeis NOW, January 24, 2017

“Building Bridges” Texas Medical Center News. April 6, 2016

Health Matters: Medicine’s Growing Spirituality.” The Wall Street Journal,  December 8, 2013.

Gay bishop Gene Robinson sets sights on DC as retirement looms.” Washington Post. November 27, 2012

Wendy Cadge on spirituality, religion and modern medicineBrandeis University Focus on Faculty. July 27, 2012.

Key Minnesota pastors opt out of marriage fightMinneapolis Star Tribune. June 21, 2012

Choose compassion, not vitriol for same-sex marriageMinneapolis Star Tribune, May 28, 2012.

How to Act at Someone Else’s Church,” Jezbel. February 9, 2012.

Bigger Roles for Chaplains on Patient Medical Teams,” The Wall Street Journal,December 6, 2011

“Lutherans opposed to gay clergy form new U.S. denomination,” USA Today,August 27, 2010

Hospitals Revamp Chapels Into Interfaith Meditation Rooms,” The Huffington Post, July 21, 2010

“Hospitals rethink spiritual spaces, create meditation rooms,” The Sacramento Bee, May 13, 2010

“What doctors say about prayer requests” Chicago Tribune, December 22, 2009

“When asked to pray, what do doctors say?” LA Times Blog, December 16, 2009

“Zen and the Art of Hospital Care” The New York Times, December 12, 2009

“Medicine and Spirituality” Boston Globe, November 30, 2009

“Homosexuality in the Lutheran Church : Brotherly Love” The Economist, October 15, 2009

“Study process aided ELCA breakthrough” Christian Century, September 22, 2009

“Science, religion debated as evangelical takes top NIH post” USA Today,September 11, 2009

“Hospitals expanding duties of chaplains” Boston Globe, August 31, 2009

“Lutheran Group Eases Limits on Gay Clergy” New York Times, August 21, 2009

“Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine” Harvard University Gazette, May 6, 2009

“What do prayer books written in hospital chapels reveal about us?” Boston Globe, January 26, 2009.

“If You Post It, They Will Pray” New York Times, November 28, 2008

“Docs not always comfortable with spiritual issues” Nashua Telegraph, July 6, 2008

“Hospital Chaplaincy Services Assessed by Brandeis” Medical News Today, June 19, 2008

“A Dose of God May Help Medicine” Science Daily, November 15, 2008

MGH program teaches caregivers to tend to the spiritual needs of patientsBoston Globe, June 11, 2007.

God in the ICU: Health-care workers are all about science. Or are they?Brandeis University Magazine, Summer 2007

“Scholar Pursues Heart of Religious Beliefs Across Cultural Institutions” Bowdoin College, January 20, 2006

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