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Cultivating Sacred Moments

Cultivating Sacred Moments

Vital Resources for Clergy and Chaplains

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:30 pm

This program was for clergy and chaplains of all religious denominations.
Interested members of the general public were also welcome.

Spertus Institute was pleased to offer this special presentation by Dr. Kenneth Pargament, Recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Dr. Pargament explored how moments of sacred connection are keys to healing and growth for those we serve, and for ourselves. He illustrated and discussed sacred moments in the context of clergies’ working relationships and share ways these special moments can be cultivated for the good of congregations and communities.

This event was part of a yearlong Great Places to Work initiative. It was presented in partnership with Meadville Lombard Theological School, funded in part by a grant from the Wabash Center. 

Dr. Kenneth PargamentDr. Kenneth Pargament is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at the Baylor Medical School. A leading figure in the effort to bring a more balanced view of religious life to the attention of social scientists and health professionals, he is the author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping and editor-in-chief of the APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. Among his awards, he was recognized with the National Samaritan Center Award in honor of his contributions to human health and growth.

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Detail from Slow Travel Under the Sun, Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1968) from the Spertus Collection Highlights