Faith & Health News and Updates

  • Dec. 3 Community of Practice Meeting Recap

    Cindy Novak

    By: Rev. Kirsten Peachey, Director of Faith and Health Partnerships, Advocate Aurora Health Learn what you react to and what makes it hard to maintain inner peace…when in a polarized situation. Grateful for reminders of connection to self, others and higher purpose. And for the rich new vocabulary on values-oriented work from Michelle. Our higher Read More

  • Responding to the Call of Our Times – Choose Nonviolence

    Cindy Novak

    By Hema, Pokharna, PhD., Chief Purpose Officer | Resilience and Vitality Specialist, Journeys of Life I was recently interviewed and asked if there had been themes or threads throughout my work in personal and professional development over the last 25 years.  Several themes came to mind right away, including nonviolence, spirituality, healing, awareness and choice.  Yet it Read More

  • The Way of Companionship: Discovering the Heart of Mental Health Ministry

    Cindy Novak

    By: Robert Skrocki, Communications Liaison with Interfaith Mental Health Coalition Faith communities that train ushers, faith community members and others in the different types of mental illnesses, and how to help people who might behave differently, are noteworthy efforts and important first steps in welcoming people with mental illnesses. But Companionship, as defined by Rev. Read More

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