By Dagmar Grefe
Weaving jointly insights from social psychology, theology, and reports of interfaith non secular leaders, Dagmar Grefe develops sensible thoughts that help interreligious touch at a grassroots point. She indicates that through operating jointly, spiritual groups can extra successfully handle international and native difficulties that each one humans face: poverty, environmental destruction, and armed clash. Grefe describes interreligious cooperation at paintings in neighborhood groups. She develops instruments that equip non secular leaders with the interreligious competence wanted for religious care and counseling with person individuals in hindrance. Cooperation isn't just powerful within the take care of groups and individuals in main issue, it additionally heals far away and strained interreligious relationships. within the strategy of operating jointly, perceptions of one another can remodel.
"Dagmar Grefe's well-crafted e-book is strictly what scientific pastoral schooling wishes: looking out concept attached heavily to medical perception. She introduces us to robust insights from social psychology that would enhance perform and asks her readers to hook up with colleagues from all faiths to handle neighborhood and worldwide difficulties. to accomplish those excessive pursuits in a single readable e-book is a gift."
Commissioner, center States Association
Commission on greater Education
"In a global that's more and more turning into the 'global village,' the facility to appreciate and have fun with non secular variations is important. Dr. Grefe's paintings demanding situations us to think about inventive how you can interact with our buddies, whether or not they be locally or within the associations during which we paintings. Her functional process invitations the reader to contemplate the theoretical framework out of which her rules emerge, but in addition the sensible ways that all of us have the capacity to swap and include the 'other.'"
-Bishop Teresa Snorton
Presiding Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
"Dagmar Grefe's paintings brings a special size to our notions of therapeutic, simply because she provides a profound own background to her specialist competence; and she or he areas her paintings in our such a lot intimate scientific surroundings (the health center) inside a global interfaith context . . . Her candor approximately her own nationwide origins, and how within which these origins impact her paintings inside of the USA might be precious by means of all those that price candor and the recognition of the superb complexity of the human enterprise."
Emeritus Steinberg Profesor of Human relatives and sleek Literature
Hebrew Union university, Los Angeles
Dagmar Grefe's Encounters for switch is a superb exemplar of pastoral care and pastoral theology at its top. by means of cautious engagement with and drawing upon social psychology's intergroup touch thought, conscientious mirrored image on theologies of non secular pluralism, including chaplaincy event and schooling at the flooring in sanatorium and neighborhood, this publication brings readers a lot knowledge for the care of people and groups in our twenty first century international village complete because it is with people engaging in a wealthy number of non secular faiths and traditions. Chaplains engaged on a regular basis in interfaith pastoral care, rabbis, imams, ministers and non secular leaders of alternative spiritual, cultural and social persuasions, in addition to all who observe the necessity to be devoted to their very own religion when being respectful and taking good care of different trustworthy humans, will locate a lot to benefit and interact in the following. Encounters for switch is a miles wanted right-on-time textual content for all caregivers.
--Emmanuel Y. Lartey, PhD
Candler tuition of Theology
Dagmar Grefe is supervisor of religious Care and medical Pastoral schooling at kid's health center la and medical Assistant Professor at USC Keck institution of Medicine.