Multifaith Resources

Spiritual Health Association offers the community the following multifaith resources, designed to provide information, contacts and resources to spiritual care practitioners.

2021 Multifaith Religious and Cultural Calendar

Spiritual Health Association has produced a colourful multifaith religious and cultural events calendar for 2021. This calendar reflects the many major religious and cultural events for the year ahead. Each year we continue to have very positive feedback about this multifaith resource - feel free to pass it on. (Updated 6pm; 18 December 2020)

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Some Multifaith Prayers for use in hospitals
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Spiritual Care Resources for Religious Holidays when coming together in person isn’t possible (free eBook from Chaplaincy Innovation Lab)
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Faith and Belief Resources

Buddhism

Buddhist Prayers and Chanting including for death and dying - Theravada Buddhist Blessings (Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar); Mahayana Buddhist Blessings (China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan); Vajrayana (Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal)
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Prayer book for averting disease - a collection of prayers for Tibetan Buddhists
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Buddhist Healthcare Principles for Spiritual Carers 
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Vietnamese-Australian Cultural Perspectives on Illness and Dying 
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Sri Lankan Presentation About Buddhist Customs
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Vajrayana Buddhism Overview
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Christian

Prayer Book For Pastoral Visitors
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Prayers of Comfort
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For those Unable to be Present at the Funeral
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Ministry at the time of death (Anglican)
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Ministry of communion to the sick (Catholic)
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Prayers (Catholic)
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Prayers - Italian (Catholic)
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Prayers at the close of life (Foundation Trust - Poole Hospital)
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Hinduism

Hindu Prayers for Hospital Patients
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A Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Pastoral Care Workers
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Islam

 Infographic posters for the Muslim community during COVID-19 pandemic

*Burial process for COVID-19 Muslim patients 

*Wellbeing during the Pandemic

*Selfcare during the Pandemic

Islamic Council of Victoria update 9 April 2020 - Recommendations of the Burial Process of a COVID-19 deceased
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Muslim Burials during Pandemics - Australian National Imams Council 23 March 2020
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Janaazah Handbook - The Final Rites
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ICV Handbook - Caring for Muslim Patients: A Guide for Health Care Workers and Health Service Providers - Third Edition
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Caring for Muslim Patients - a brochure for healthcare professionals and pastoral carers 
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Fatwa for Receiving Medical Treatment in an Emergency 
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Understanding Islam 
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Pastoral Care History and Current Day Narrative 
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Judaism

Reform Jewish Prayers
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Orthodox Jewish Prayers
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Caring for Jewish Patients - a Resource for Healthcare Professionals 
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Prayers for Healing
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Jewish Care Postcards on Anxiety and Depression

 Contact Jewish Community Council of Victoria to order postcards on (03) 8517 5908

Orthodox

Aspects of the Orthodox Pastoral Care 
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Sikhism

The Sikh Protocol of celebrating the life of a loved one
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Sikh Patients in Hospitals: a Guide for Healthcare Professionals 
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Universal

Take a Deep Breath 
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End of Life Readings and Blessings 
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Attending Funerals from Home
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Reflection (Foundation Trust - Somerset Hospital)
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