Rabbi Flip Rice of Congregation Micah, along with other local faith leaders, will participate as a panelist in Alive Hospice’s 2017 Faith and Spirituality Symposium on end-of-life care. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Gaylord Springs Golf Links Clubhouse, 18 Springhouse Lane, near the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
The keynote speaker will be hospice chaplain and writer Kerry Egan, author of “On Living” (Riverhead Books, 2016), which examines how we give meaning to our lives.
Additional speakers will include Alive Hospice chaplains and other experts on various aspects of the end of life. The day will include Egan’s keynote, an interfaith panel about the end of life (a perennial favorite among attendees), workshops on topics pertaining to dying and death, exhibitors and door prizes. More information, including an up-to-date list of workshop topics, may be found at AliveHospice.org/symposium.
Participating on the interfaith panel with Rabbi Rice will be Dr. Mohamad Fazili (Islamic Center Williamson County/Vandy Pediatrics), Sue St. Clair (chairman of the Nashville Baha’I Spiritual Assembly), Minister Nicole Toliver (Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church) and Chaplain David Guy, the moderator.
The symposium is open to anyone with an interest in spiritual care and the end of life including worship community leaders, chaplains, lay leaders, health care professionals, educators and students, representatives of local nonprofits and their volunteers and others who are interested in learning more. The symposium is a program of the Alive Institute, Alive’s Center for Education, Outreach, Innovation and Advocacy.
The cost is $25 per person for nonstudents; free for students. Register online at AliveHospice.org/symposium or by calling 615-346-8418.
Alive’s 2017 Faith and Spirituality Symposium is made possible with support from Gaylord Springs Golf Links, St. George’s Episcopal Church and Family Legacy.
Founded in 1975, Alive Hospice was one of the nation’s first hospice programs and currently serves 12 Middle Tennessee counties. Alive provides compassionate care and support for terminally ill patients and their families; grief support for adults and children; and education about the end of life.