This year, the annual North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) conference will be hosted in Edmonton. The conference moves around each year to various cities across North America. This year it will be hosted at MacEwan University between August 1st and 2nd (with events preceding and following these workshops and events).
From their website: “NAIN builds communication and mutual understanding among interfaith organizations and diverse religious groups throughout North America. Without infringing on the effort of existing organizations, NAIN facilitates the networking possibilities of these organizations and encourages cooperative interaction based on serving the needs and promoting the aspirations of all member groups.”
God-willing, I will be presenting my workshop Caring for the Muslim Soul Wednesday morning (August 1, 2018). Hope you can swing by.
For more information about the conference, visit here.
The following are presentations given at the Muslim Wellness Foundation’s May, 2015, Healing Collective: Understanding Islamic Psychology.
Our Psychological System through an Islamic Lens
By Marwa Assar, Ed.M
What is Islamic about Islamic Counseling?
By Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GC
Prophet Muhammad, Islam & Psychology
By Karim Serageldin, MA
3 Winners Candlelight Vigil at Edmonton City Hall – February 13, 2015 .
For more on #3Winners and the #ChapelHillShooting:
- Advice in Times of Hardship: After the Chapel Hill Shootings and Other Incidents – Habib ‘Umar
- Distorting Islamic Tradition in Our Responses to the Chapel Hill Shooting – Sh. Hamza Yusuf
- Khutbah on the Chapel Hill Shooting – Imam Zaid Shakir
- Explaining the Chapel Hill Shooting to Children – Hina Khan-Mukhtar
Unfortunately, the event was not recorded. However, I am sharing below an excerpt from my lecture notes.
On July 28th, 2014, I visited with Smith College’s School for Social Work staff, faculty and students. It was a full day complete with meetings, consultations, and an evening presentation on Caring for Muslim Clients. It was a wonderful way to spend my ‘Eid–addressing both the needs of Muslim clients and the needs of those who care for them.
Thank you Smith College School for Social Work for the invitation and the warm welcome.
The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) will be hosting its 2014 conference in Winnipeg. As with each year, this national conference will feature workshops, lectures, and other activities led by spiritual care researchers, scholars, and clinicians from across Canada.
I encourage my fellow chaplains (and those interested) to check it out as it will not only be a great way to enhance our skills and professional competencies, but also network with fellow chaplains from across Canada. This year the conferences theme is caring for the patient’s dignity during hospitalization and is entitled: Dignity at the Centre.
In addition to attending the conference, I am honored to join as a presenter alongside Thomas St. James O’Connor, ThD, Terry Bard, PhD, and Elizabeth Meakes, DMin. Our joint-presentation is called: Cure of the Soul in Abrahamic Faith Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Below is a description:
This workshop presents the work of Terry Bard (Jewish), Ibrahim Long (Muslim) and Thomas St. James O’Connor and Elizabeth Meakes (Christian) on the cure of the soul. The cure of the soul began with Greek philosophers before the Common Era. For these philosophers, the cure of the soul involved the pursuit of truth. This concept influenced the Abrahamic faith traditions. The workshop seeks to explain some practices and concepts of the cure of the soul in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The goal is understanding respect and enlightened identity.
To read about Muslim involvement in last year’s conference, check out this article by Amira Elghawaby (CAIR-CAN).
For more information about the conference, visit the CASC website.
CASC/ACSS is a national multifaith organization, committed to the professional education, certification and support of people involved in spiritual care, pastoral counselling, education and research.