2021 Annual Conference

2021 Annual Conference_ Creating Room to Breathe

Call for Workshop Application

Creating Room to Breathe

Spiritual Care Education Amid Sickness, 
State-Sanctioned Violence and Social Division
You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2021 ACPE Annual Conference, our first using virtual platforms and online resources, the week of May 3, 2021.

The 2021 ACPE conference theme, Creating Room to Breathe, invites the engagement of all our members with the urgency of this moment. We need all of our wisdom and best approaches as we face into the interlocking pandemics of bias, injustice and COVID-19.

Racial bias in policing and racialized health disparities laid bare by COVID-19 are just two of the global phenomena we are all facing, with local impacts. We in ACPE are uniquely situated to surface and share our local resources across a worldwide network of care providers and spiritual care educators. What can you bring to the virtual table?

Workshops for the 2021 ACPE Annual Conference should engage ACPE’s core values and ethos for spiritual care education while addressing bias(es) as they impact our educational settings and the locations where we provide spiritual care and counseling. Particular consideration given to persons developing liberative and resistant knowledge projects. Innovative, tried and true, and research based presentations are welcome. All workshops and workshop resources will need to be formatted for delivery online. Possibilities include virtual “posters,” recorded Zoom webinars, facilitators’ guides for experiential education – how are you delivering creative and innovative educational experiences?

Presentations on the following topics are encouraged:

  • Addressing ethnic/racial/cultural differences between educators and students
  • Educating students about religious, cultural, racial/ethnic and other diversities
  • Responding to and providing care in the midst of state-sanctioned and institutional violence
  • Educational innovations supporting underserved communities or those that have been overly impacted by COVID-19.

We hope that you will consider the opportunity of creatively sharing your experience, expertise and gifts by presenting a workshop for this conference. 

Please submit questions or comments to Marc Medwed, ACPE Associate Executive Director at marc.medwed@acpe.edu.


Applications submitted by October 9, 2020 will be given consideration according to relevance to the conference theme, criteria, and the ACPE mission, vision, and values.