Windows to Islam| July 13th & 20th

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Islam has become one of the most relevant issues in the forefront of socio-political debates in the West. It’s representation in Western films, news stories, and other media often conveys a narrative that Islam is a force of destruction, backwardness, violence and terrorism. However, many Muslims adamantly defend their faith as being about peace, submission to God and love for all mankind. As such, those who wish to better understand Islam objectively may wonder: how does one reconcile these profoundly conflicting views of Islam in light of today’s realities?

This class is designed with these thoughts in mind.

Windows to Islam is a 2-Day Seminar intending to provide those interested with an objective look at Islam and Muslims. This will be provided through a basic, albeit in-depth, overview of Islamic Theology (‘aqidah), Law (fiqh), and History. By the end of the course students will have become familiar with many of the subjects covered in a 12-week undergraduate course.

Windows to Islam is not intended to proselytize, or convert any person to the religion of Islam. The sole purpose of the class is to provide fellow community members, clergy, professionals and those interested with an objective perspective of Islam and Muslims in a time when stereotypes have muddled rational observation.

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Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton | July 23

Next Workshop in July

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This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of Islam and Muslims with an emphasis on Edmonton’s Muslim demographics and contemporary issues affecting the community.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Islamic cultures and values
  • Learn about Muslim demographics and current social issues in Edmonton
  • Learn about the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients through instructor’s first-hand experience and published research
  • Develop cultural competencies through guided lessons and cases studies

Although the seminar is specifically focused on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the course will also better enable the attendee to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

About the Facilitator:

Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GCIC, is a professional chaplain and educator with over 10 years of experience supporting diverse individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. He has published research on the care of Muslim clients and Muslim chaplaincy and has received recognition for his professional and community work. Ibrahim specializes in the study and practice of Muslim chaplaincy, Islamic education, and Christian-Muslim relations. Presently, Ibrahim serves as an educator and Muslim chaplain for Edmonton Islamic Academy as well as a clinical chaplain for the Royal Alexandra and University of Alberta hospitals.

Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.

Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be provided.

Participant Feedback:

“I did not have a good understanding of Islamic beliefs or Muslim practices previously. Now I feel I have that base knowledge.”

“It was a beautiful opportunity for this conversation in Edmonton.”

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Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton

If you missed the last seminar, here is your chance to attend.

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This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of Islam and Muslims with an emphasis on Edmonton’s Muslim demographics and contemporary issues affecting the community.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Islamic cultures and values
  • Learn about Muslim demographics and current social issues in Edmonton
  • Learn about the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients through instructor’s first-hand experience and published research
  • Develop cultural competencies through guided lessons, cases studies, and group discussions

Although the seminar is specifically focused on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the course will also better enable the attendee to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

 

*Light morning refreshments, coffee/tea included.

 

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Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.

 

Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace #Edmonton #Alberta

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The Wellness Program & Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Presents

Religious Inc“The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse public service workforce that reflects the qualities and differences of the broader population it serves. The Government of Alberta is equally committed to an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects, and values the diversity of employees and supports them to actively engage in the workplace and achieve their full potential. The public service will work toward a barrier free workplace and support and foster a diversity of perspectives with the aim of providing programs and services to meet the diverse Diversity and inclusion policy needs of Albertans.”

Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Government of Alberta 

 

Counselling Muslims @StStephensCollege

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Counseling Muslims is a professional seminar that seeks to help attendees develop competencies in the counsel and care of Muslim clients through guided lessons and case studies. Attendees will receive instruction in the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients based on trends within the professional literature and the experiences of the instructor.

In addition to practical skills, attendees will also receive an overview of the Islamic faith together with details about the history of Muslims in Edmonton and demographics. Moreover, the instructor will provide Islamic cultural and religious perspectives on mental health, counselling, and well-being.

Although this workshop is focused specifically on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed will better enable participants to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

Registration Fee: $225

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019

Location: St. Stephen’s College (University of Alberta Campus)

Dates: February 9th & 16th

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This seminar has been approved by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association for Continuing Educational Credits.

Supporting Your Muslim Clients in #Edmonton

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Please note: October 27th “Supporting Your Muslim Clients” was rescheduled to November 7th.

This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of Islam and Muslims with an emphasis on Edmonton’s Muslim demographics and contemporary issues affecting the community.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Islamic cultures and values
  • Learn about Muslim demographics and current social issues in Edmonton
  • Learn about the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients through instructor’s first-hand experience and published research
  • Develop cultural competencies through guided lessons, cases studies, and group discussions

Although the seminar is specifically focused on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the course will also better enable the attendee to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

 

*Light morning refreshments, coffee/tea included.


Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.

 

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Windows to Islam @ St. Stephen’s College

This year, I am proud to offer Windows to Islam in coordination with St. Stephen’s College (on the University of Alberta campus).

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Nov. 10th & 17th

10:00 am – 3:00pm

Windows to Islam provides an overview of Islam’s rich historical and religious tradition with an emphasis upon how history, contemporary issues, and the Islamic religious sciences (‘ulum al-din) contribute to the religious identity and practice of Muslims today.

This course is ideally aimed at providing counselors, chaplains, clergy, educators, and community members with the essential aspects of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to engage with and serve Muslims in our increasingly multi-faith and multi-cultural context.

People of all faith, or no faith, are encouraged to attend.

Attendees may apply for 10 CEU credits for this workshop with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Following this class, I will be offering another workshop called Counselling Muslims together with Ubah Mohammoud (MPS) in February 2019.  Attendees who apply for both will save $50 off their total tuition.

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About the Instructor:

Ibrahim J. Long is a clinical chaplain and religious educator with 10+ years of experience supporting the diverse religious and psycho-spiritual needs of individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. In addition to studying with traditional Islamic scholars, he holds degrees in Religious Studies (BA), Islamic Chaplaincy (GCIC), and Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations (MA). He has also received certified clinical training in psycho-spiritual care and counseling.