Carrying Stillness

Jacquetta GomesJacquetta Gomes, a Fire Services Chaplain in the UK writes, “Every time I serve as a chaplain I learn and this helps me develop my Buddhist practice, which in turn assists my role as a fire chaplain.”

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Moral Injury Certificate Program – Fall 2024

Moral Injury Certificate Program

The Moral Injury Certificate Program course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of trauma, moral distress, and moral injury, drawing from research and work in various disciplines. These disciplines include the fields of social work, psychology, spiritual care, mental health counseling, religion, and arts and healing. This course will run from September 30 – December 20, 2024. The registration deadline is September 15, 2024

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The unique toll of being a spiritual leader today

The unique toll of being a spiritual leader todayClergy, chaplains and other spiritual leaders play vital roles in their communities, from celebrating life’s most joyous moments to offering comfort and guidance in the face of tragedy. However, the personal toll of this work on spiritual leaders can be immense, including burnout, trauma and health challenges — and often goes unacknowledged.

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Chaplain’s Professional Handbook

Chaplain's Professional Handbook
An accomplished author, Dr. Shimba has penned numerous books that traverse various disciplines. His literary repertoire includes works on law, religion, finance, and other pertinent subjects. Through his writings, he has not only shared knowledge but also inspired and enlightened countless readers. Here, he writes a professional handbook for Chaplains.

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Caring for Muslim Patients Handbook – 4th Edition

Islamic Council of VictoriaThe Islamic Council of Victoria announces the release of the fourth edition of their handbook Caring for Muslim Patients. This handbook for healthcare professionals and providers covers information on hospital chaplaincy for Muslim patients, guidelines on caring for Muslim patients, and an outline of the Islamic approach to palliative care and end-of-life challenges.

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ISPEC© Training Course ~ Livestream: July 11-12

ISPEC© Training Course ~ Livestream: July 11-12The ISPEC© course is designed around the Generalist Specialist model of professional spiritual care, in which clinicians (generalists) collaborate with spiritual care specialists (e.g., board-certified chaplains). The ability to integrate spiritual care into health settings as a standard part of whole person care necessarily involves a collaborative effort by clinicians and chaplains working together to provide spiritual care to patients and families. This course provides a unique opportunity for clinician and chaplain pairs from the same health setting to learn how to integrate spiritual care into patient care throughout their organisation.

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Nurturing mental health with spirituality

SHELAC Video LaunchThe Spiritual Health Lived Experience Advisory Committee of Spiritual Health Australia has launched a 12-minute video aims to inspire, raise awareness, reduce stigma, and demonstrate the transformative impact of integrating spirituality and spiritual care into mental health services. Despite evidence that supports the positive correlation between health, wellbeing and spirituality, this continues to be neglected in mental health care. To raise awareness by those who know first-hand what supports recovery, the committee decided that their voices and experiences in relation to spirituality needed to be heard.

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Dario Girolami – A Zen Teacher Engaged in Interfaith Work

Dario GirolamiDario Girolami, Abbot of Centro Zen L’Arco Roma, has been immersing himself in interfaith study, teaching, and social engagement since his college years in Rome. A former San Francisco Zen Center resident who was ordained by Zenkei Blanche Hartman and received Dharma Transmission from Eijun Linda Cutts, he currently is a leader in the international interfaith group Religions for Peace. He is co-president of Religions for Peace Italy and is on the Board of Directors of Religions for Peace Europe.

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Social Development: International Prison Chaplains Association

A Human Dignity and Faith Perspective on the Eradication of Poverty as one of the main Root Causes of Incarceration in the World.From 5-14 February 2024, delegates from UN Member States, civil society, and other stakeholders will convene at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD62). The International Prison Chaplains Association will conduct a side-event at the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development. Their side-event is titled, “A Human Dignity and Faith Perspective on the Eradication of Poverty as one of the main Root Causes of Incarceration in the World.”

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