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June 18, 2018
From the Executive Director's Desk
Trace Haythorn, Executive Director/CEO
I never knew Emilie (Toni) Wolf. In fact, we would love to hear stories that you might have about her. Toni died last summer, and while she was never active with our foundation while she was living, Toni left ACPE over $150,000. My only regret is that we don't have the opportunity to say thank you to her in this life.

Toni's gift is a powerful example of how we can never take anyone in our association for granted. A lot of attention goes to those who are active in leadership, especially the board, certification, and accreditation.

CoP 2019 Funding Requests
The application period for Community of Practice funding is now open for 2019. All registered communities are invited to submit a request for funding along with an estimated budget for next year.  This period will remain open until August 15, 2018. 

Still need to create and register your CoP? Complete a registration form and submit a request for funding before the deadline. 

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Can You Hear Me NOW: Supervising Students in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Racial tensions in the United States continue to rise! Surprising cell phone videos showcasing police brutality against minorities, specifically African Americans, surface at an alarming frequency. Many local governments have voted to remove Confederate flags and statues from historic parks and landmarks fueling White Nationalist rallies and demonstrations. Current political leaders often incite bigotry and hate through social media.

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Certification Commission Action
Reverend Dr. Cecelia Williams was referred to the Certification Commission by the Accreditation Commission. Rev. Williams did not submit materials for a review as requested, so the Certification Commission withdrew her certification to practice as an ACPE Certified Educator as of June 4, 2018.
In Case You Missed It
New Peer Review Implementation Process
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We are pleased to share the New Peer Review Process. If you are required to participate in a peer review this year, please continue reading this document, and note the information below. If you have already completed your peer review for this year or are not due for one this year, you may skip this page. If you are due for a peer review in 2018, please note the following:

Transforming Chaplaincy Webinar Rescheduled: Re-registration Required
Registration is now open for the re-scheduled Transforming Chaplaincy webinar: Challenges in Healthcare Delivery and Implications for Spiritual Care

The aim of this webinar series is to help leaders and emerging leaders in professional chaplaincy and chaplaincy education develop and strengthen their ability to think strategically about advancing chaplaincy both at the level of the profession and at the level of their institution.

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities
Stephen Robinson, Chair
Leadership Development Committee
Volunteering to serve in a leadership capacity is a great way for member to contribute to the mission, work, and future of ACPE. It also provides members with leadership development and networking opportunities. There are leadership opportunities for all members of ACPE. The Leadership Development Committee is committed to assessing the skills and talents of each member interested in serving, as well as preparing everyone for the work.

grants awarded
The 2018 Innovative Program Award grant cycle is now open! Applicants are invited to submit proposals for innovative CPE projects that do not exceed $7,000. This year a total of $20,600 is available in funding.

The 2018 Innovative Program Award application and proposal outline may be accessed by clicking here. Please submit a complete application and proposal (5-page maximum) in PDF format via email to Jasmine T. Okafor by July 31, 2018.

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Weekly Highlights
This Week's Reflection
Last week was William Butler Yeats birthday. The New York Times ran the following in honor of the occasion:  

"Written in 1919, the poem is considered a towering achievement of Modernist poetry. Yeats drew on Christian apocalyptic imagery to capture the violent chaos of the political turmoil in Europe at the time, and to warn of further dangers on the horizon. So often have the poem's phrases been incorporated into other works of art and literature that The Paris Review has called it "the most thoroughly pillaged piece of literature in English."
"The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Many of you are probably familiar with the podcast "Radio Lab." It's tagline is " investigating a strange world," and they often share remarkable, troubling and profound insights to our world and ways of being. Here's a link to their webpage which will let you connect to services for downloads: 

Monday, June 18
* Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö - Buddhism [Tibetan tradition]
A celebration of the Tibetan lama (ca. 1893 - 1959) whose mastery of several lineages and insights have had a profound effect on numerous currently teaching lamas.

Tuesday, June 19
* Enlightenment of Kwan Yin Bodhisattva - Buddhism [Mahāyāna Pure Land tradition]
A celebration of the enlightenment of the bodhisattva of compassion-an enlightened being who vows to attain final, supreme enlightenment in order to save all sentient beings from suffering. In the Pure Land tradition, this bodhisattva frequently accompanies Amida Buddha in icons and other depictions.

* New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christianity (Church of the New Jerusalem)
Annual commemoration of the visionary document The True Christian Religion, written by Emanuel Swedenborg in 1770 C.E.

Thursday, June 21 Summer solstice
* Summer Feast - Native American spirituality
A day to honor the coming and going of the seasons, celebrated with songs, prayers, and story-telling.

* Litha [Midsummer's Eve] - Wicca
A celebration of the consummation of the sacred marriage, in which the male divine energy is poured out in the service of life.

Sunday, June 24
* Rahmat - Bahá'í
The beginning of the sixth month of the Bahá'í year, Rahmat means "mercy."
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  • Career Opportunities
  • CPE Educator/Director, St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care, Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency/CEC/CPE Unit Openings
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
  • UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, IA
  • NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw, MI
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