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New C-TAC Podcast Offers Spiritual Perspective on Serious Illness

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By: Ayush Thacker, Partnerships and Programs Intern, C-TAC C-TAC is proud to announce the launch of “Health & Heart,” our new six-part podcast series designed to provide faith- and values-based education, support, and encouragement for people facing serious illness, caregivers and clinicians.  Episodes will be shared can be found on the C-TAC website and are…

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Video: Giving Thanks for Essential Workers with Rabbi Richard Address

At the conclusion of the 2020 C-TAC Summit, we welcomed Rabbi Richard Address to deliver a closing blessing that honored essential workers as well as our participants in the serious illness care movement. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to once again recognize those who have worked tirelessly on the frontlines of the…

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Elder Angela Overton on Faith, Health Equity and COVID-19

“If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, that means whatever we do in love must produce justice.” As part of the Frontline Conversations series, C-TAC is virtually sitting down with faith leaders, health care providers, and others on the front lines of serious illness care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition, Elder…

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Faith Community Perspectives: The Dwelling Place

By Shannan Hudgins, M.A., M. Div., Bereavement Coordinator, Baystate Hospice, West Springfield, MA The opening declaration of Psalm 90 has been my go-to prayer for as long as I can remember. How that particular psalm moved to the center of my prayer life, pushing aside the 23rd with its proclaimed assurance of God’s care and…

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Faith Community Perspectives on COVID-19: The Most Tender Places

By: Mary Remington, Director, Spiritual Care Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY; Director, Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, Upaya Institute and Zen Center I don’t know where I came from when I was born, or where I’m going when I die. This human experience feels to me more like a stage set for mystery, an invitation…

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Faith Community Perspectives on COVID-19: Living Through Challenging Times

We are living through an extremely difficult time as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. C-TAC has received words of wisdom from members of our faith community, who are key participants in our efforts through initiatives like the Interfaith and Diversity Workgroup. Rev. Carolyn J. Richar, RN, MDiv, CHPN serves as the Chief Mission…

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Faith Community Perspectives on COVID-19: Finding Peace in the Pandemic

By: Rushil V. Patel, MD, Frances Young Tang Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ContagiousSpreads rapidlyImpacts societies While COVID-19 fits all these descriptions, the Rig Veda, a Hindu scripture, describes something else that can be equally viral but vital to our present moment. “Āno bhadrāhā kratavo yantu vishvataha.” “Let noble…

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