Oct 16-22, 2017
Theme: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World
What others say:
“I’m very pleased to see this year’s theme is forgiveness. I think it is one of the great paradoxes of spirituality: it is simple and complex, easy and difficult, all at the same time. Yet, it seems to be one of the great themes of all religions and one of the most relevant issues that we can bring to the world, where it seems to be largely ignored. The selection of resources on this topic look amazing. My interest is piqued.”
Mark Wall, BA, MEd, Academic Chair – Student Retention, Learner Services, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Calgary AB.
Handbook includes 2017 Theme Readings , as follows:
(To access these resources please ask the Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org):
• No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, by Michael Henderson (Author), Dalai Lama (Foreword), Baylor Univ Pr., 2009 — See extracts @ The Abrahamic Family Reunion.
• No Future Without Forgiveness. by Desmond Tutu, Image. 2000
• The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. by Desmond Tutu. HarperOne 2015
• The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age, by Marina Cantacuzino, Jessica Kingsley Publishers; Reprint edition ( 2016)
• On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgiveable? by Richard Holloway. Canongate UK; 2002
• How to Forgive in an Unforgiving World – by John C. Fenn.CreateSpace 2016
• The Forgiveness Solution: The Whole-Body Rx for Finding True Happiness, Abundant Love, and Inner Peace. by Philip H. Friedman , Conari Press 2010
• Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World. by Megan Feldman Bettencourt, Avery. 2015
• Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World. Khaled Abou El Fadl
• Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World (VIDEO) – Shambhala Mountain
• THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS By : Pr. PM Raju, Sharjah City Assembly of God.
• The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go | Jill Sherer Murray [viedo]
• Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope. by Robert D Enright, American Psychological Association (APA); 2001
• Aggressiveness can be psychobiologically milded: 2. How to achieve Peace, J. Martin Ramirez.
• Part 1: The Mission of Forgiveness – National Presbyterian Church, Missio Dei: Messages from the Gospels and Acts on God’s Work in the World. 2005
• Forgiveness is Power: A User’s Guide to Why and How to Forgive. by William Fergus Martin. Findhorn Press 2013
• First We Stopped Throwing Stones: Post-Genocide Rwanda and a Political Theory of Forgiveness by Lucy Britt, [thesis] 2014
• Can Compassion Transcend Forgiveness? Is compassion, finally, more crucial than forgiveness? By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. 2009
• How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To by Janis A. Spring. William Morrow 2005
• Building compassion through forgiveness well being By Kabbalah Centre
Oct 17-23, 2016
Theme: RIGHT TO BELIEVE : The Meaning and Practice of Spiritual and Religious Care
SRCAW Proclamation 2016, from :
October 19-25, 2015
Theme: Mental Health: Cultural and Religious Dynamics
SRCAW 2015 OMC_SRCAW_2015_HANDBOOK
Click here for the SRCAW 2015 SCRAW Poster_Oct2015
Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week (SRCAW)
Media coverage of the Week October 13-19, 2014:
Focusing on those who help our spirit grow Seaway News-Oct 15, 2014 On Tuesday, Mayor Bob Kilger, signed a proclamation, deeming the week of October 13 to 19, to be Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week in Cornwall. Pictured (L-R) are Mayor Bob Kilger, Martina Anderegg, Spiritual Care Counsellor of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre; and Tammie Ménard, Community Engagement Officer, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre
☺ Stay tuned: We’ll update this news coverage as more information becomes available. ☺
Additional suggested readings (These will need a permission for any further use) :
- Deepening Understanding of Religious Diversity_Bibliography_2014
- * Religious Diversity in a Multicultural Canada
- * LAICITY AND RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY: THE QUEBEC ’ S APPROACH
- Student Reflection: Religious Diversity
- Inter-Religious Negotiations: Case Studies on Students’ Perception of and Dealing with Religious Diversity, Heinz Streib
- A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity [Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA)]
- Religion Diversity Newsletter
- R. EUGENE RIC’s Religious Diversity and the Making of Meaning
- Diversity & Democracy articles: “Exploring Religious Identity through Intergroup Dialogue” “Building and Assessing a Culture of Interfaith Learning” “The Civic Power of Interfaith Cooperation”
- LIFE POINT PILLARSHow different faiths mark common life experiences
- Guidelines for Religious Ceremonies involving more than on Faith Tradition Distributed by the ELCIC
- Guidelines for Designing a Multifaith Prayer Service By Paul McKenna, Interfaith Office, Scarboro Missions
SRCAW honours professional spiritual and religious care providers and celebrates the collaboration of staff, families and countless volunteers across the province of Ontario.
Spiritual and religious care is about listening, clarifying, counselling, and offering spiritual direction to those in need. When one is scared, lonely, confused, angry or disillusioned, spiritual and religious care providers will offer counsel and support, and when asked, will contact representatives from ones own faith group to assist in your care and comfort. Providers of spiritual and religious care serve those of any faith, and those of no faith at all.
Across Canada, thousands of dedicated and gifted spiritual and religious care givers of all faiths work in highly specialized settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities, correctional facilities, mental health centres and facilities for people with developmental disabilities.
Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week offers an opportunity to recognize the value of religious services and spiritual care and to honour those who provide the care.
Each year the Ontario Multifaith Council provides Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week packages to individuals and facilities across the province. Packages include posters, a Multifaith liturgy and other resources to help participants create awareness of the profession and to help celebrate this very special work.
Email us stories about spiritual and religious care in your facility/institution
Important dates to remember: October 13-19, 2014.
Poster – English (PDF) Participant’s Package (PDF)