October 19, 2020
We talked a lot about the incredible agility of our ACPE Certified Educators and students, their willingness to adapt decades of practice to the incredible constraints and safety measures of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen programs actually grow because of the addition of new online/hybrid options.
ACPE’s annual election for the association's board, commissions, and committees will be held October 21 to November 4, 2020. Ballots will be emailed via SimplyVoting.
The Certification Commission is pleased to share the following updates/clarifications that have recently been added to the Certification Manual
We invite all ACPE Certified Educators who are working with Educator Candidates to join us for informal consultations and conversations via Zoom. The drop-in meeting will take place on Mondays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm eastern.
We are thrilled to partner with EOL and invite you to join Disney for a Discussion with Director Justin Baldoni about the much anticipated film CLOUDS. Oct 24th 1pm PT. 
This October, the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is launching “THIS is What a Chaplain Looks Like”, a campaign to show real chaplains and their work to the world. We want YOU to be part of this!
Anchored in the Current illuminates how Thurman's life and wisdom lead these influential names on the ancient quest to connect with the Ultimate, all while discovering the contemporary need to seek racial justice and sharpening the minds and faith of those who come after us.
Who? What? When? Images from ACPE's Past
Do you recognize these folks or the event in the photo above? Send us a note at webmaster@acpe.edu

Last week's photo featured Mark Hart and Lee Ann Rathbun at the 2008 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia.

Have any photos from your personal ACPE archive that you would like to share? Send them to webmaster@acpe.edu to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
In Case You Missed It
ACPE's Tech Team will host a series of talks which include a brief overview of our new platforms and Q&A sessions. The hour-long talks are limited to 10 members to ensure attendees can ask their questions and address their challenges.
We are very excited that the initial review of portfolios is well under way. Join us on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom for a fruitful discussion.
The $1,000 Melvin Brewing Scholarship was created to help students lift a little bit of financial stress off of their shoulders while also helping to strengthen our communities! The application deadline is March 30, 2021
Once a month the ACPE Professional Ethics Commission (PEC) posts a couple of statements from our Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members.
This year, up to $15,000 is available in funding. Applicants should submit their materials by November 1, 2020.
The Foundation for ACPE has two funding opportunities. The deadline to submit your applications is November 15, 2020.
The Foundation for ACPE Service Awards Committee invites you to nominate someone for recognition of outstanding contributions or service to ACPE. The deadline to submit a nomination is January 15, 2021.
The due date for completing the peer review is October 31, 2020. If you have questions about the process, please contact Katherine Higgins.
The ACPE SIP Program offers trainings to help mental health practitioners work more competently with spirituality in the context of psychotherapy. The 30-hour NBCC-approved continuing education curriculum is offered locally in communities across the country.
Webinars include: Liberation Theologies: An Introduction from Black Points of View, Social Location and Intersectionality, The Social Construction of Race, the History of Racism in Healthcare and Whiteness & Anti-Racist Identity.
*Virtual Educator Gatherings: Thursdays, 12 Noon EDT
*Virtual Psychotherapist Gatherings: Fridays, 12 Noon EDT
If you need the meeting link, please email Katherine Higgins. 
Weekly Highlights
This Week's Reflection
US poet Louise Glück received the Nobel Prize for Literature last week "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." (The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2020. Mon. 12 Oct 2020. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/summary/) Amidst the deep divisiveness and anxiety of this time, this poem offers a reminder both of the beauty of the stars and our place in relation to them:
“The Evening Star”
by Louise Glück

Tonight, for the first time in many years,
there appeared to me again
a vision of the earth’s splendor:
in the evening sky
the first star seemed
to increase in brilliance
as the earth darkened
until at last it could grow no darker.
And the light, which was the light of death,
seemed to restore to earth
its power to console. There were
no other stars. Only the one
whose name I knew
as in my other life I did her
injury: Venus,
star of the early evening,
to you I dedicate
my vision, since on this blank surface
you have cast enough light
to make my thought
visible again.
The New York Times highlighted several young Black poets. Take a look or give a listen: 

This Week on the Calendar
October 19
Birth Of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í)
Observance of the anniversary of the birth in 1817 of Bahá’u’lláh, prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith, in Núr, Persia.

October 20
Gur-Gaddi Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh)
Since 1708, Sikhs have accepted Sri Guru Granth Sahib as their eternal Guru that holds the spirit of all Ten Gurus of the Sikhs. They consider Guru Granth Sahib to be a spiritual guide not only for Sikhs but for all of mankind; it plays a central role in guiding the Sikhs' way of life.

October 25
Dussehra/Dassera (Hinduism)
Anniversary of the day when Rama killed the evil demon Ravana. Also known as Durga Puja, which celebrates the goddess Durga.
This Week in our Thoughts
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This Week's Career Opportunities & Residency/CEC Openings
Career Opportunities

UNC Hospitals WakeBrook Campus in Raleigh, NC is seeking a Clinical Pastoral Education Specialist in the Department of Pastoral Care. The Clinical Pastoral Education Specialist will be responsible for the pastoral care of patients, families and...

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CPE Residency/Certified Educator Candidate (CEC)

Full Time Position (1 Year Duration) * 3 CPE units * 75 Hours Bi Weekly (37.5 Hours per week) * Day/Evening w/ Weekend and Holiday Rotation * Benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision $50 Non-refundable Application fee. No Tuition, Stipend is...

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Other Educational Opportunities
ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education
ACPE is the standard for spiritual care and education. Our diverse membership includes Certified CPE Educators, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapists, Spiritual Care Professionals and Practitioners, Pastoral Counselors, Chaplains, Faith Communities, and Seminaries. Our multi-disciplinary, multi-faith, multi-racial community of professionals provides education, connection, and formation through continuing education, networking, and leadership development.
ACPE is the premier, Department of Education recognized, organization that provides the highest quality CPE programs for spiritual care professionals of any faith and in any setting. We do this through a rigorous accreditation and certification process for centers and educators that provide CPE.
The depth of our training enables students to realize their full potential to strengthen the spiritual health of people in their care as well as themselves.
ACPE members are actively engaged in a wide variety of professional development activities including communities of practice, conferences, spiritual care research, and informal networking. We are more than just an association: we are a movement committed to the transformation of the human suffering.Our opportunities for formation and community enrich our member's work of healing and transforming people and communities in the US and across the globe.