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Faith communities and conversations about death


October 13, 2018

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Sarah Jane Delaney, Bruce Swinehart, Laura Hehner, Constance Holden, Eric Garner (back), Nadya Gross, Victor Gross, Mike Dudley (back) Janet Kettering, Kathy Wooton (back).

We need to reach people “where they live, work and pray.” This recommendation came from Ellen Goodman, former Boston Globe columnist and founder of The Conversation Project in Cambridge, MA. She was talking about ways to spread the word about the importance of talking about what matters to you at the end of life. Studies show that over half of us will need to rely on others to make treatment decisions.

A faith community partnership in Gunbarrel is holding a 5-part series entitled, “Thoughtful Endings,” which started on Sept. 16. This series, supported by The Conversation Project in...

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