Great Barrington: Interfaith Forum on Death & Dying slated Feb. 9

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Rimon will present the second annual Interfaith Forum on Death, Dying and the Afterlife at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Berkshire South Regional Community Center.

The forum will be presented in two sections.

In part one, a panel of Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu clergy/representatives will present their tradition’s views in a question and answer format with a moderator, followed by a community conversation.

Topics will include spiritual preparation of the body of the deceased, and spiritual views of the afterlife.

In part two, smaller break-out groups led by clergy and social workers will discuss the grief process, perspectives on suicide including physician assisted death with dignity, hospice care, grief rituals, support systems for the bereaved, and the home funeral movement.

To help defray the costs of the forum, there will be a suggested donation of $10 upon admission.


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