Counselling Muslims – May 2022

Building upon "Supporting Your Muslim Clients," this NEW workshop provides an overview of religious, spiritual, and cultural frameworks relevant for the counsel of Muslim clientele. Attendees will be introduced to essential concepts in Islamic spirituality, psychology, and religious practice that are pertinent for understanding and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of your Muslim clients.  … Continue reading Counselling Muslims – May 2022

Supporting Your Muslim Clients – March 2022

Our REACH workshop Supporting Your Muslim Clients is being offered again this March and for the first time, we are planning to follow it up with an additional workshop that will build upon the skills and knowledge that we cover. This second workshop is called Counselling Muslims: An Introduction to Spiritual and Cultural Frameworks and in it … Continue reading Supporting Your Muslim Clients – March 2022

Faith Spaces, Safe Spaces: An Interfaith Anti-Racist Initiative

The Edmonton area has recently witnessed a growing number of acts of intimidation and hate towards people who are black. These have often been motivated by both racism and religious bigotry together. Sadly, we know such racism exists even within faith communities themselves.  As two larger faith traditions, both Muslims and Christians have spiritual wisdom … Continue reading Faith Spaces, Safe Spaces: An Interfaith Anti-Racist Initiative

Upcoming REACH Workshop – Oct 2021

This workshop aims to provide counsellors, chaplains, frontline workers, 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 … Continue reading Upcoming REACH Workshop – Oct 2021

Upcoming REACH Workshop – March 2021

Join us for a free REACH Training 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 … Continue reading Upcoming REACH Workshop – March 2021

Spirituality & Palliative Care: An Interview

What is spirituality and how can it support patients in palliative care? In a recently published interview with the Palliative Care Network (PCN), I was invited to answer this along with other related questions. In their series Intersection of Spiritual Care and Palliative Care, PCN invites chaplains from diverse faith traditions and global locations to … Continue reading Spirituality & Palliative Care: An Interview

Supporting Your Muslim Clients – Now Online

Now Available Online Click To Register Description This workshop (now offered as a 2-Part Webinar) 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 … Continue reading Supporting Your Muslim Clients – Now Online

Caring for Faith Communities Amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting all faith communities. From the way we are engaging each other through digital media, to the way we depend upon video conferencing to build virtual sacred space.  In this interview with CBC's Adrienne Pan, I am joined with Rabbi Gila Caine who serves in Edmonton's Temple Beth Ora, and the Very Rev. … Continue reading Caring for Faith Communities Amidst COVID-19