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

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

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 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

Chapter Published in New Book

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