ACPE's weekly digest to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
April 17, 2017
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Trace Informal
ACPE's Monday Briefing is a weekly digest from ACPE Executive Director Trace Haythorn
 
Each week you will receive related articles and updates on ACPE transitions. Also included are helpful links to keep you connected, better informed, and well-resourced for the week ahead.
16 days until the opening of the ACPE National Conference!
We now have over 500 people attending! We're so excited to gather with you, to celebrate our anniversary and to be led by such gifted speakers!
Update on Area Manager Search
We will continue to receive applications for the three positions until May 1. If you plan to apply, please do so! If you know of a good candidate, please share the position post with them: Area Manager, Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.
Time & Talent Survey
The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is busily preparing for ACPE's upcoming elections. They are tasked with recruiting and developing ACPE's future leaders. Please take a few minutes to complete the Time and Talent Survey
A Poem for Reflection
In reflecting on both Passover and Easter, this poem seemed appropriate.
"Mysteries, Yes" by Mary Oliver
 
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
 
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
 
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
 
Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
Something extra
We ignore synchronicity at our peril. When we first began planning for this conference, we knew we wanted to see if we could get Parker Palmer and Carrie Newcomer. What we didn't know was that Carrie had recently recorded a song based on the work of Greg Ellison, who we also knew we wanted to bring to Minneapolis. Sometimes it all comes together in beautiful ways that we simply could not plan on our own. Here's "Three Feet or So."
This Week on the Calendar
Tuesday, April 18
*Birthdays of Guru Angad Dev and of Guru Tegh Bahadur - Sikhism
Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552 C.E.) was the second and Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675 C.E.) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.
 
Wednesday, April 19
*Eve of Ridván - Bahá'í (continues through Monday, May 1)
Commemorating the twelve days that Bahá'u'lláh spent in the garden of Ridván during his exile in Baghdad and when he proclaimed himself as the one announced by the Báb, which occurred in 1863 C.E. On the first (4/20), ninth (4/28), and twelfth days (5/1) of this festival, work is suspended. The festival begins at sundown.
 
Saturday, April 22
*Laylat al-Isra' wa al-Mi'rāj - Islam
The commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, his ascent into heaven and return on the same night, and his receipt of Allah's commandment of the five compulsory daily prayers. This celebration begins at dusk.
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