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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 … Continue reading #NAIN Conference in #Edmonton
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
UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY Philosophy, Approach and Intervention Description of Hangout Islamic Psychology often referred to as the "Science of the Self" is one perspective which offers a rich analysis of many aspects of personality and human behavior. How can an understanding of the Islamic concepts of mental health and healing be incorporated into a holistic … Continue reading Understanding Islamic Psychology: Join the Conversation
Advice in remembrance of the victims of the #ChapelHillSchooting.
On Saturday, November 29, I was invited to participate alongside other faith representatives in a panel discussion on how our faith views War and Peace. Unfortunately, the event was not recorded. However, I am sharing below an excerpt from my lecture notes. I begin first in the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the … Continue reading Islam and Peacemaking
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 … Continue reading Caring for Caregivers
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 … Continue reading CASC Conference – 2014