Healthcare and the Christian Life

Regent College

What features define human life? How do individuals and communities understand and withstand suffering and pain? What is good dying? In our time, these essential human questions are often viewed primarily as bioethics issues. In reality, these are not exclusively medical or bioethical enquiries. Rather, they are questions that all human individuals and societies ultimately …
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Indigenous Perspectives of Healing PTSD

Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

Senator Murray Sinclair, as the Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, heard thousands of accounts from Indian Residential School survivors.  The discovery of child remains at Indian Residential Schools across Canada has brought into  Canadian consciousness the historical atrocities that have impacted Indigenous peoples for generations. This three day training is an …
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Leading with Hope in Anxious Times: Renew, Resourcing Pastors and Church Leaders for Ministry

Canadian Mennonite University

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, people have turned to God for hope when they were anxious or disquieted (Psalm 42:11). Today, we live in disquieting times. As pastors, church leaders, and congregations, we may feel a vague sense of guilt over our inability to right wrongs of the past. We may also be disquieted …
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Perspectives on Medical Assistance in Dying: Ethical, Pastoral, Theological, and Cultural

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Since its legalization in Canada in 2015, Medical Assistance in Dying has become a significant part of end-of-life care. Since 2015, legislation has expanded eligibility for MAID and there are proposals for further expansion. MAID is now part of the social landscape of Canadian society, posing new questions and challenges for Christians. This non-credit online …
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Pastoral Care with Marginalized Communities

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course focuses on practical and theological foundations for engaging authentically and meaningfully with communities where life experiences, identities, and/or demographic characteristics reveal a social divide that can preclude others (and ourselves) from recognizing their full humanity.  Readings and other course content integrate literature from social science, practical theology, and personal narratives of experience.  The …
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Pastor’s Conference 2024 – Handle with Care

Ambrose University

We have several great speakers lined up, including David Fitch (Handle Power with Care), Ken Shigematsu (Handle Yourself with Care), and Sarah Coleson-Derck (Handle Scripture with Care). Pastoral ministry in a changing world takes bold and courageous leadership, but it also demands great care and attention to our health, direction, and the important work of pastoral …
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Understanding Addiction and Supporting Recovery: Strategies & Tools

Bexley Seabury Seminary

This program melds our baptismal commitment “to seek and serve Christ in all persons” and “to respect the dignity of every human being” with a longing to increase understanding about those who are predisposed to addictions and to offer them a path to recovery and wholeness. Grounded in scripture, tradition and reason, this training helps …
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Flourishing Together: Becoming an Accessible and Welcoming Church

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

An application-based seminar on faithful ministry to, with, and by people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Churches are incomplete without the presence, gifts, and friendship of people with disabilities. Yet many congregations still struggle to gather and worship in ways that welcome these indispensable members. How can our churches become communities of belonging for children and adults …
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National Clergy Renewal Program – 2021

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Application materials (the “Request for Proposals” or “RFP” document) for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are available below and include a full description of program guidelines and eligibility. Applicants may apply using the print application (the “Request for Proposals” or “RFP” document that may be downloaded as a PDF) or the online application …
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