Spirituality and Healing Fall Conference

The RUAH Program of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Announces an Enlightening Fall Conference:

“Spirituality and Healing: Interfaith Perspectives and Practices for Ourselves and Our Communities”

When: Friday, October 28th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline.

A Conference for Clergy & Laity, Medical Professionals, Students, Social Workers, And all who care about healing and wholeness.

Keynote Speaker:

Olivia Hoblitzelle taught in the field of Behavioral Medicine where she pioneered how to bring meditation, yoga, and cognitive therapy into the medical domain to treat stress-related and chronic illness. She helped to develop one of the first training programs in Mind/Body medicine in the country with Dr Herbert Benson and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. She is the author of Ten Thousand Joy sand Ten Thousand Sorrows; A Couple’s Journey through Alzheimer’s.

Closing Speaker:

Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond is the Co-Founder and Co-Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and Founding Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. She co-founded My Sister’s Keeper, a women-led humanitarian and human rights initiative, and created the faith-based creative writing/mentoring ministry called “Do the Write Thing” for high risk African-American adolescent females.

Selected Workshops Include:

Dr. Syed Razvi MD– “Islamic Spiritual Practices in Everyday Life! Are They Different During illness?”

Prof. Roger Gottlieb– “Spirituality and Gratitude: based on his forthcoming book, Spirituality: What Is It and why Faith Matters”

Rev. Megan Lynes and Ms.Nazish Riaz– “The Healing Power of Interfaith Friendships”

Dr. Peter Stringham MD and Kathleen Kelly MSW/MA- Title TBD

For more information, contact ifyi@coopmet.org or 617-244-3650 or visit our website at www.coopmet.org

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