May 9, 2019
8:15 – 9:45 pm
Providence Renewal Centre Auditorium
3005 119 St. NW Edmonton T6J 5R5
This year, I am proud to offer Windows to Islam in coordination with St. Stephen’s College (on the University of Alberta campus).
Nov. 10th & 17th
10:00 am – 3:00pm
Windows to Islam provides an overview of Islam’s rich historical and religious tradition with an emphasis upon how history, contemporary issues, and the Islamic religious sciences (‘ulum al-din) contribute to the religious identity and practice of Muslims today.
This course is ideally aimed at providing counselors, chaplains, clergy, educators, and community members with the essential aspects of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to engage with and serve Muslims in our increasingly multi-faith and multi-cultural context.
People of all faith, or no faith, are encouraged to attend.
Attendees may apply for 10 CEU credits for this workshop with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Following this class, I will be offering another workshop called Counselling Muslims together with Ubah Mohammoud (MPS) in February 2019. Attendees who apply for both will save $50 off their total tuition.
Download the Flyer: Windows to Islam at St. Stephen’s College
About the Instructor:
Ibrahim J. Long is a clinical chaplain and religious educator with 10+ years of experience supporting the diverse religious and psycho-spiritual needs of individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. In addition to studying with traditional Islamic scholars, he holds degrees in Religious Studies (BA), Islamic Chaplaincy (GCIC), and Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations (MA). He has also received certified clinical training in psycho-spiritual care and counseling.
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.
Windows to Islam is a 2-Day course intending to provide those interested with an objective look at Islam and Muslims. This will be provided through a basic, albeit in-depth, overview of Islamic Theology, Law, and History.
By the end of the course students will have become familiar with many of the subjects covered in a 12-week undergraduate course.
Windows to Islam is not intended to proselytize, or convert any person to the religion of Islam. The sole purpose of the class is to provide fellow community members, clergy, professionals and those interested with an objective perspective of Islam and Muslims in a time when stereotypes have muddled rational observation.
Dear Friend, Neighbor, Community Leader and Person of Faith:
I would like to invite you to a special event. There is no doubt that Islamophobia is on the rise, and that it has only led to greater problems within our national and local community. Some of these problems include attacks on religious centers and American Muslims, and even the burning of books considered sacred by millions of people. Moreover, as a member of our community we are sure that you have also had to face challenging questions and mixed facts related to Islam and American-Muslims. This is the present reality for both Muslims and people of other faiths in our country.
With this in mind, the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut (MCCT) will be sponsoring a 2-Day introductory course to address many of the issues that have come to the forefront of our discussions today. Some of these topics include: theology, law (i.e., Shari’ah), views of people of other faiths, history and women. This course is called: Windows to Islam.
Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy
The Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy is designed to provide Muslim religious leaders and chaplains with basic skills in pastoral care, arts of ministry, theology and ethics, dialogue and interfaith relations needed to serve as chaplains in a variety of settings. The areas of knowledge and skill acquisition provided by the 24-credit graduate certificate are:
- the responsibilities of Muslim chaplains/religious leaders surrounding life events such as birth, death, marriage, and loss
- the rituals surroundings these same life events
- examination of Islamic law, which undergirds all Islamic rituals and includes ethics and morality
- the application of Islamic law to daily life
- exposure to and understanding of chaplaincy skills in multi-faith settings
- understanding of faith traditions other than one’s own
To Learn More Visit Islamic Chaplaincy Program