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April 9, 2018
View From The Road: The Power of Lens and Paradigms
Wayne Menking
Wayne Menking, Director of Community, Practice and Member Development
As a member of the Accreditation Work Group that is developing a new accreditation process, I took on the task of imagining and outlining what I thought would be a creative new approach to our accreditation process. I drafted an outline of what had emerged in my thinking, and then put it to rest for a period of time. When I came back to look at what I had done -and with the critique of my work group colleagues - I realized with amazement that what I had designed was in effect no different than what we have now. What I thought was new and creative was really nothing more than a movement of the chairs on the deck. 

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2018 Annual Conference: New Workshops & Extended Deadlines!
In case you missed it - ACPE is pleased to announce the addition of pre- and post- conference workshops. Learn more and register for the ROI Institute here

Pre-registration deadline has been extended until Friday, April 27th! Register today!

Have you booked your hotel yet? The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has extended our group rate until Tuesday, April 17th. Click here to learn more. 

Help ACPE host a terrific conference! Please consider making a sponsorship gift to support a specific conference event or scholarships for students.
Have you seen all the videos developed by the Certification Implementation Team on Core Curriculum?

They recently published their fifth video entitled "Competencies for Intercultural Care and Education."

You can find all the videos on the ACPE website here or on ACPE's YouTube channel.
Did You Know?
Did you know that most of our frequently requested forms and applications are being converted to online forms?   

Currently, you can submit your transcript requests,  advertising orders, and list and label requests with just the click of a button.

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In Case You Missed It
Full Chaplains Series Now Available
Thanks to the generous support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the F.I.S.H. Foundation, ACPE partnered with Interfaith Voices to produce Chaplains, a podcast series about the work of diverse chaplains in diverse settings making a difference in the world.  We hope the Chaplains series can be a learning tool for you and your students. Thank you to all of our ACPE educators who contributed to the series! It is available here.
New Certification Process Q & A 
Do you have questions about the New Certification Process? Join us for a small group Q & A session to be held via Zoom Video Conference. A webcam is preferable for the session so we can see your face, but you may also join by phone if you do not have access to one.

Click here to sign up for one of the conversations. When signing up, if you have questions in mind, please type them into the Comment box. An Outlook Calendar Invite (with the instructions to join the session) will be emailed to those who signed up a day or two before the session. To better facilitate the conversations, each session is limited to ten (10) participants. Participation is on a first come, first served basis and if we run out of spaces, we will add additional sessions.
Join an Online Community
The national office team has been building webpages and online communities for each Community of Practice (CoP) to create an online space for you to collaborate. Quick Links have been added to help members navigate between the various webpages. The team will continue to evaluate CoP's progress during their start-up year to determine the best tech solutions and platforms.

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Weekly Highlights
This Week's Reflection
April is National Poetry Month! So we celebrate with poets and lovers of poetry as we enjoy the onset of spring (some of us earlier than others): 
"April Rain Song" by Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
Some of you know that ACPE has been networking with chaplains and their leaders from a wide variety of contexts, working towards a gathering where we might explore together the common educational standards for chaplains regardless of their context. While we know a great deal about healthcare and the military, there is much we don't know about chaplaincy in prisons, universities/colleges/schools, business/industrial/corporate, first responders, and community settings. Here's one look at another context:   5 things to know about police chaplains

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Monday, April 9
* Jalál - Bahá'í
The beginning of the second month in the Bahá'í calendar, "Jalál" means "glory."

* Shrimad Rajchandra Dehvilay - Jainism
This festival marks the day of the emancipation (death) of Shrimad Rajchandra, a prominent Jain philosopher, in 1901 C.E. He was an influential spiritual guide for Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi.

Wednesday, April 11
* 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.

Thursday, April 12
* Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Day) - Judaism
A day of remembrance for the six million Jews who died because of Nazi atrocities during World War II. The date chosen is the closest date on the Jewish calendar to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.

Saturday, April 14
* Vaisakhi - Hinduism
The first day of the solar year and an important harvest festival in northern India.

* Vaisakhi [or Baisakhi] - Sikhism
On this date in 1699 C.E., Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru, created the Khalsa Panth, the Brotherhood of the Pure. Khalsa brothers are given the name Singh (lion), and sisters are named Kaur (princess).
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