Building an Effective Cancer Ministry Through the Healing Power of Forgiveness

 

Building an Effective Cancer Ministry Through the Healing Power of Forgiveness Conference was the third event in as many years in the effective cancer ministry series held by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to help faith-based organizations create or exhance cancer ministry.

 With the annual number of people diagnosed with cancer continuing to rise, Our Journey of Hope® (OJOH), the CTCA spiritual outreach program, works to help church and community members expand their knowledge and skills to more effectively care for the cancer patients and families they encounter.

 On April 21, 2012, this conference was held free-of-charge in Philadelphia, PA. World-reknowned experts presented on forgiveness, hope and healing to help attendees build an effective cancer ministry in their church or community. Participants were equipped with information to help patients overcome fear, find health and achieve peace.

 Event host was Rev. Dr. Michael Barry, Director of Pastoral Care at CTCA in Philadelphia, author of The Forgiveness Project and creator of Release! The Healing Power of Forgivenesssm (http://www.releasenow.org/). Speakers included Harold Koenig, MD, director of Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health speaking on The Healing Power of Hope; Katherine Hurst, MSc, MD, a practicing physician in Iowa who promotes and encourages the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation in her patients, speaking on Forgiveness; Loren Toussaint, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, speaking on The Psychology of Forgiveness; and Terri Roberts, mother of the gunman in the Amish schoolhouse shootings that took place in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, speaking on Amish Grace: From Tragedy to Triumph.

Building an Effective Cancer Ministry Through the Healing Power of Forgiveness 

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