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Death and Dying: exploring Christian perspectives
Wed 16 November 2016, 09:15 – 16:45 GMT
‘Death and Dying; exploring Christian perspectives’ is an ecumenical initiative exploring death, religion, ethics, and current clinical and legal issues.
Join us in the beautiful 'Temple of Peace' in Cardiff for a day of talks, conversation and debate addressing:
- The importance of discussing death - and the role of community initiatives
- Advance decisions and ‘living wills’ – making plans around end of life decisions for yourself
- The withdrawing of medical treatments at the end of life – making decisions for those who have lost the ability to decide for themselves
- Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives
Download the draft timetable here.
Confirmed speakers include Rev. Prof. Paul Badham (Dignity in Dying), Robert Preston (Living and Dying Well), Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones (Llandaff), Usha Grieve (Compassion in Dying), Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt (Spiritual Care for Older People), Dr Martyn Read (consultant intensivist), Dr Idris Baker (palliative care consultant), Professor Sue Wilkinson (Advance Decision Assistance), Professor Jenny Kitzinger and Professor Celia Kitzinger (Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, Universities of Cardiff/York).
Lunch: A simple lunch will be provided and the cost of this is included in the registration fee
Tickets for this conference also give attendees the option of joining us (free) for an evening discussion of the Ars Moriendi ('The art of dying') and a reading by Cathy Renzenbrink from her award-winning memoir: 'The Last Act of Love' (Further details of the evening event will be sent to everyone who registers for the conference)
Disability access and facilities:
The Temple of Peace is wheelchair accessible and is fitted with an induction hearing loop. Large print versions of the programme will be available on the day.
If you have any access needs of any type we would encourage you to contact the event co-ordinator, Julie Latchem, via email LatchemJM@cardiff.ac.uk or phone/text 07772265786.
There is some limited car parking at the Temple of Peace, and street parking in the surrounding area.
Please note: This is one of a series of 'Christian Perspectives on death and dying' events that will be held across the UK supported by the Paristamen CIO charity. (A similar event is happening in Gloucester on 5th November)
Follow us on Twitter @XNdying for information about the full range of events.