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

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

What is Community: A Message from Faith Leaders in #Edmonton

A Multi-faith Message on Community in a Time of Pandemic Including: Ustadh Ibrahim Long - Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) Pastor Ingrid Cramer-Doerschel - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Rabbi Steve Schwarzman - Beth Shalom Synagogue Sheikh Dr. Usama Al-Atar - Al-Baqir Academy Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman - Anglican Diocese of Edmonton Rabbi … Continue reading What is Community: A Message from Faith Leaders in #Edmonton

Muslim Mental Health | Upcoming Workshops 2020

This year I am working with REACH Edmonton to offer two unique workshops for frontline workers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers who serve Muslim clientele in Edmonton. These are: Understanding Muslim Mental Health: An Introduction to Islamic Culture and Well-being (March 24, 2020) Supporting Your Muslim Clients: An Introduction to Culturally-Inclusive Care (June 30, … Continue reading Muslim Mental Health | Upcoming Workshops 2020

Invitation to Christian-Muslim Dialogue

I am so happy to announce that a new website with resources for Christian-Muslim dialogue has just been launched! It is called ACommonWord.ca It provides an array of videos, articles, reading suggestions, and a resource kit for those looking to better understand Christian-Muslim dialogue and want ideas for how to host a dialogue in their … Continue reading Invitation to Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Presenting @ McMan Conference | Oct. 29

The McMan Conference has been specifically designed to give perspective and provide tools to those working in the human services field and is geared toward: Direct Service Staff Supervisors Families and Caregivers On Tuesday, Oct 29, I will be presenting my workshop: "Supporting Your Muslim Clients." This workshop aims to provide front line workers, counselors, … Continue reading Presenting @ McMan Conference | Oct. 29

Workshop | November 20

Description Formerly called "Supporting Your Muslim Clients". 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 … Continue reading Workshop | November 20

A Common Word: Annual Dialogue | 2019

A Common Word Alberta's annual Christian-Muslim dialogues are the most dedicated and inspiring annual Christian-Muslim events in our Edmonton area. I look forward to seeing the organizers as well as the regular attendees each year. Come check it out if you have never been. Click to Register Heart of Hospitality Saturday, October 26, 2019 ACCA … Continue reading A Common Word: Annual Dialogue | 2019

Windows to Islam| July 13th & 20th

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 … Continue reading Windows to Islam| July 13th & 20th