What is ICPCC (International Council on Pastoral Care and Counseling)? I didn’t know much about this group before this meeting. My good friend Ted Hodge had talked about going to the meetings in other countries in the past. Hence, I was very interested in experiencing the group first hand. It turns out the group has…

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I confess that I slept through the Christian worship this morning. Upon arising, I headed out to exercise along the San Francisco Bay. As I drank deeply of the air and sunshine, I was aware of the profound contribution of so many folks that have made this the place what it is. Furthermore, encounter after…

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Where on earth can you hear Allan Aubrey Boesak speak about a model of radical reconciliation in South Africa, Lisa Merriweather, talk about intercultural communication, Ingrid Mattson, a Muslim explore interfaith cooperation, George Fitchett teach about research in spiritual care, Kent Drescher address the issues of PTSD and Moral Injury, and listen to a milt-disciple…

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What better place to hold the 10th International Pastoral Care and Counseling Congress, than San Francisco? 350 plus attendees from 32 countries open the Congress with a parade of flags and smiles that spoke of a common cause. During the opening reception, I experienced the theme “Caring for One Another in the Global Village” through…

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      Something wonky in the design? Check it out on the web for the best possible view.   September 8, 2015 SEMINAR ALERT This is a very short note for our members and friends. We are working hard to prepare seminars for September, and hope you are interested in enrolling. They are due…

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from the Oates Institute We have just finished wrapping up seminars from June, celebrated Independence Day (here in the USA), and are trying to get out a backlog of CEUs to our participants. The original start date for July seminars, July 13, has come and gone, and we are pushing them back to July 21. Our…

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