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Responding to Human Suffering: Everyone’s Challenge

Posted by Bo Bonner on Sep 12, 2016 2:53:51 PM

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Since its award-winning beginnings three years ago, the Mercy College Faith and Healing Series has brought phenomenal speakers with engaging topics to the campus of Mercy College of Health Sciences four times a year. Join us as we continue this tradition, and ask your friends to come as we continue to watch it grow!

Dr._Carol_Taylor_Headshot-FINAL.jpgHeadlining the end of Mercy Week (which begins Friday, September 23rd at Noon with a Mass and Blessing of the Stations of the Cross in Brennan Hall with Bishop Richard Pates), the first speaker will be Carol Taylor, RN, PhD, a founding member and previous director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Her topic will be “Responding to Human Suffering: Everyone’s Challenge.”

In this session, Dr. Taylor will lead participants in an exploration of why we all need to be concerned about the suffering our sisters and brothers experience. According to Dr. Taylor, “we have all seen suffering “make” or “break” family, friends and colleagues.  We all know that responding to human suffering is central to the Jesus’ healing ministry and our common vocation to live the Gospel.”  With these realities in mind, Dr. Taylor will explore the links among human vulnerability, suffering, hope and human flourishing. All the while, she will reflect on what it means to be a healing presence in today’s world.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Carol Taylor, RN, PhD, to Mercy College 
from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Register OnlineRefreshments will be served.  FREE and open to the Public.
Sullivan Center – Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa Lecture Hall,
on the campus of Mercy College, 928 6th Avenue.

Topics: Faith & Healing Speaker Series, Hope, Human Flourishing, Human Suffering