GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment
GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment

GreenFaith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that was founded in 1992.  We work with houses of worship, religious schools and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards.

filed under Interfaith, Secular     tags Environment, Program Ideas
The Episcopal Disability Network
The Episcopal Disability Network
The Episcopal Disability Network works for the inclusion of people with disabilities into the life of the church and of society. They provide consultative assistance to congregations wishing to make their buildings accessible. They offer multimedia resources on disability awareness and other disability issues. They also maintain a free lending library of over 450 taped books, available to people who are print-handicapped. Topics include church history, spirituality and disability issues.
filed under Episcopal Websites     tags Disability
Educational Leaflets on Church Disability Concerns
Educational Leaflets on Church Disability Concerns
A list of resources available from the Rev. Kathryn Piccard, co-chair of the diocesan Disability Concerns Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. These leaflets have been developed in co-operation with Ms. Fran Wallis of the Diocese of Texas.
filed under Episcopal Resources, Handouts     tags Disability
Health Ministry FAQ
Health Ministry FAQ
  1. Why should a congregation consider health ministry?
  2. What is the theological grounding for health ministry?
  3. How does health ministry relate to spiritual healing?
  4. How does health ministry differ from good pastoral care?
  5. What is parish nursing?
  6. What are the roles of a parish nurse?
  7. What is the difference between parish nursing and health ministry?
  8. Specifically, what does a parish nurse do?
  9. What is a typical day for a parish nurse?
  10. How do you know whether a church is ready for health ministries?
Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Recovery Ministries is an independent, nationwide network of Episcopal laity and clergy, dioceses and parishes, schools, agencies, and other institutions - all with a common commitment to address the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs in relation to the church's mission.
filed under Episcopal Websites     tags Recovery, Addiction
My CME
My CME
  • Offers high-quality, free, accredited learning programs for health professionals across all specialties.
  • Makes it easy for users to find courses pertinent to their specific clinical interests, with search capabilities organized by Disease, Specialty, and Profession
  • Provides instant grading of tests and issuance of certificates for CME/CE credit
filed under Secular     tags Parish Nursing
American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking Program
American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking® provides a supportive and structured approach to quitting smoking. Based on the latest research on addiction and behavior change, this medically sound program addresses the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, encouraging style. The ultimate goal is to help individuals overcome their addiction and enjoy the benefits of better health.

Delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people), participants get personalized attention and the support of their peers, which they would not get trying to quit on their own. And since no single cessation technique works for everyone, the program includes a variety of evidence-based cessation practices. To meet the needs of different learning styles, each session includes lectures, group discussions and skills practice.
Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Care Reform Analysis
Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Care Reform Analysis
This is a very useful nonpartisan analysis of the current health care reform debate. Included are side-by-side comparisons of the major proposals, online tools the various plans, an explanation of the legislative process, and an explanation of the basics of health care reform.
Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating
A 14 page curriculum that guides congregants through an educational dining experience. This program gives participants an opportunity to slow down, experience dining in a very conscious way, and develop a healthier relationship with food. This program is especially appropriate for Lent and Advent.
Eucharistic Practice and the Risk of Infection
Eucharistic Practice and the Risk of Infection
A two page overview of the risks of infection in church practices prepared by the Anglican Church of Canada.