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May 2, 2019

Living Fully, Preparing for Death: a symposium for faith leaders

Interfaith Community Services and Southwest Folklife Alliance on behalf of the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership present this symposium for rabbis, imams, pastors, faith community nurses or health promoters, congregational educators, or pastoral care ministers.

Noon – 4pm
Anshei Israel

5550 E. 5th St
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Questions? Contact Suzanne Morrison at
520-526-9296 or email

Faith community leaders accompany people in life events, from birth to death. During important rites of passage, playing the role of a faith-based leader is a privilege and an honor. Are you equipped to provide support for those you serve, considering how they want to live until they die? What questions are faith-based leaders asking that we all can benefit from? What perspectives from faiths different from your own offer insight into dying and death?


Panel Facilitator: David Fife, Casa De La Luz Hospice
Panelists: Ajahn Sarayut Arnanta, Wat Buddhametta Tucson; Rev. Owen Chandler, Saguaro Christian Church; Lynn Hourani, Islamic Center Tucson; and Gila Silverman, Jewish anthropologist


12-12:45pm: Lunch
1-2:15pm: Panel discussion with leaders from diverse cultural and faith perspectives sharing experiences with conversations on death and dying
2:30-3:30pm: Information session on how to complete Advance Directives
3:30-4pm: End-of-Life care through the lens of Hospice “Stories from the Field”