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
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 … Continue reading What is Community: A Message from Faith Leaders in #Edmonton
The Short Answer Deciding to pursue (another) graduate degree has been a difficult decision. There is, of course, the financial cost as well as the burden upon my time and attention. I know, for example, that I could not do this without the support of my wife (may God bless her). Moreover, some of the … Continue reading Why am I Pursuing an MSW?
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
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
New Book Release by the Canadian Multifaith Federation. Multifaith Perspectives in Spiritual & Religious Care: Change, Challenge and Transformation The book presents a comprehensive range of original chapters written by scholars and practitioners on the topics of spiritual and religious care, chaplaincy, and integrating related theories and practices in various sectors. This single volume has five extensive … Continue reading Chapter Published in New Book
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