Thursday, July 12, 2007

Arts and End of Life Presentations at Interfaith End of Life Care Conference, Edmonton

This news this morning from Pamela Brett-MacLean PhD (C) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta.

Interfaith End of Life Care Conference

Friday August 24th 7pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, August 25th 9am - 4:30pm

This event is to understand, respect, and honour end of life rituals and practices of various faith traditions. Representatives from 15 faith and spiritual traditions organized in three interfaith panels, interspersed in the conference program, will present from their specific faith perspectives.
Lighting of candles and joining hands in interfaith togetherness will be in witness of this first of a kind event in Edmonton. The following speakers will be presenting:

Dr. Steven Aung, The Art and Philosophy of Dying
Dr. Jody Ginsberg, Spirituality in Undergraduate Medical Education
Dr. Gary Goldsand, Ethics and Spirituality in End of Life Care
Dr. Helen Hays, Reviewing Life - The Threshold of Fears Associated with Death
Dr. Jane Simington - Reviewing Life: A Process of Spiritual Transcendence

This public event will be held in Edmonton at the grounds of The Chin Yin Buddhist Temple 12688 - 148 Avenue.

Admission is free but registration is required
Register Early by visiting

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