Tuesday, April 2, 9:30am - 3:00pm

A BTI Lifelong Learning Conference on Religion and Its Role in End-of-Life Care

Conversations about what it means to live well until the very end have a powerful impact on how we live--and how we die. Conversations can help preserve personal autonomy and respect for our faith-based values and practices. They can save families from making uninformed medical decisions when confronted by a crisis. They are an entryway to a deep spiritual practice. And, ultimately, they become a gift and a blessing for all.

While 90% of Americans think having these conversations is important, most of us don’t know how to begin them—or wait too long, which can be too late. The BTI’s inaugural Life Long Learning conference is designed to provide you with direct experiences and resources you can use to facilitate these sacred conversations in your families and institutions so that no one is left in the dark about what matters most to our congregants and loved ones.

Be inspired by faith leaders from Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam who will introduce you to various theological perspectives on care and conversations through the end of life. Panelists include: Chaplain Aida Mansour (Hartford Seminary); Rabbi Joel Baron (Hebrew Senior Life); Dr Phillip Mamalakis (Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology); Chris Berlin (Denominational Counselor for Buddhist Students, Harvard Divinity School); Dr M. Sara Rosenthal, PhD (University of Kentucky); and Rabbi Or Rose, Moderator (Miller Center/Hebrew College).

Enjoy a rich, interactive conversation facilitated by the co-founder of The Hello Game, Jethro Heiko. Learn from Rev Gloria White Hammond, MD, MDiv about her deep experience of having Planning Ahead conversations in her congregation. Reflect on what matters most to you with Rev Rosemary Lloyd, BSN, MDiv, the Advisor to Faith Communities at The Conversation Project. Leave with your own copy of The Hello Game and Conversation Starter Kit.

Students: $10; General Public $25
Cost of registration includes light breakfast, lunch, and all materials for the conference.
Upcoming Events
Presented by Harvard Divinity School, Center for the Study of World Religions
Monday, March 4, 3-5pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School
Tuesday, March 5, 6-7:30pm
Presented by Boston University School of Theology
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Department of African and African American Studies
Wednesday, March 6, 12-2pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School, Center for the Study of World Religions
Thursday, March 7, 5:30-7pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School, Religions and the Practice of Peace
Thursday, March 7, 6-8:30pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School Buddhist Community
Friday, March 8, 8:30am-5pm
Presented by Queer Rites at Harvard Divinity School and Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Friday, March 8, 5-7pm
Presented by Hartford Seminary
Monday, March 11, 2-4pm
Presented by Boston College Theology Department, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
Monday, March 11, 5-6:30pm
Presented by Boston College C21 Center
Tuesday, March 12, 7pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Department of African and African American Studies
Wednesday, March 13, 12-2pm
Presented by Religions and the Practice of Peace, Harvard Divinity School
Wednesday, March 13, 6-8pm
Presented by Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College
Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30pm
Presented by Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30pm
Presented by Harvard Divinity School, Religions and the Practice of Peace
Thursday, March 14, 6-8:30pm
Presented by Boston Fellows
Saturday, March 16, 10am-3pm
Presented by The Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Monday, March 18, 8am - 4pm
Presented by Boston College Theology Department, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
Monday, March 18, 5-6:30pm
Presented by Hebrew College
Monday, March 18, 8-10:30pm
Classifieds, Calls for Papers, & Conferences
2019 Oxford Symposia on Religious Studies
Submissions due March 4, 2019
Massachusetts Bible Society
Submissions due March 31, 2019
Toptal
Applications due March 31, 2019
Religious Literacy Project, Harvard Divinity School
Applications due April 1, 2019
Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA) & Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Submissions due April 5, 2019
Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Submissions due May 1, 2019
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations , Boston College
Submissions due September 1, 2019

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