Interfaith Forums

The Second Annual Interfaith Forum on
Death, Dying and the Afterlife

Sunday, Feb. 9,  2014,   1:00-5:00pm
Berkshire South Regional community Center
Great Barrington, MA

Part One : Interfaith clergy panel presents the spiritual beliefs and rituals related to the process of dying, death and the afterlife.

Part Two : Facilitated discussions on preparation for end of life, the grieving process, hospice care, community support for the bereaved, and home funeral.

Interfaith Panel
Imam Bilal Ansari, Islam
The Rev. Liza Marcato, The Christian Community
The Rev. Anne E. Ryder, Protestant Christianity
Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman, Judaism
Bo Gak Sunim, Korean Zen Buddhism
Jyoti Swaminathan, Psy.D., Hinduism

Group Presenters
Deborah Golden Alecson,MS,  Educator, Excelsior College
Ann-Elizabeth Barnes, Sacred Undertakings, Home Funeral
The Rev. Richard Hayes, Hospice Chaplain
Dr. Stephen Kaufman, Hospice Physician
Susie Kaufman, Retired Hospice Chaplain
Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman, Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality


Spiritual Views on Death and the Afterlife
An Interfaith Forum

Sunday Feb. 3, 2013, 1:30 - 4 pm
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Great Barrington, MA

Presenting the spiritual beliefs and rituals related to the process of dying, death and the afterlife as understood by many of our world religions.

Participants
The Rev. Charles Van Ausdall, UCC
Imam Salim Chishti, Islam
Sister Collette Hanlon, Catholicism
The Rev. Liza Marcato, Christian Community, Movement for Religious Renewal
Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman, Judaism
Ann-Elizabeth Barnes, Sacred Undertaking
Deborah Golden Alecson, M.S., Moderator

Sponsors
Gt. Barrington Congregational Church
Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
Sacred Undertaking
Women's Interfaith Institute
The Christian Community, Movement for Religious Renewal