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Kirkhof College of Nursing to host interfaith event

  • Cynthia McCurren will serve as panel moderator.

Posted on March 08, 2012

The Kirkhof College of Nursing will host a panel discussion, "Engaging Faith Traditions in Health Care," as part of 2012: Year of Interfaith Understanding events.

The event is set for Monday, March 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. It is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors are Grand Valley’s College of Health Professions, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Metro Health and Spectrum Health.

A variety of topics will be discussed including spirituality and end-of-life care, how different faiths interact in health care, and connecting with community resources. Cynthia McCurren, dean of KCON, will serve as moderator.

Continuing education credits for nursing will be offered. Light refreshments will be available. RSVP by sending an email to Kellie Knight at, or by calling 331-5783.

The Year of Interfaith Understanding is a community-wide celebration of religious diversity that brings hundreds of events to the area with support from Grand Valley’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Grand Rapids Mayor’s office, Grand Rapids Press, WGVU Public Media and Grand Rapids Community Foundation and area campuses, congregations and community organizations.

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