Fri, Apr 24|
The importance of the spiritual agenda in responding to the COVID 19 Pandemic
Time & Location
Apr 24, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
About The Event
Coronavirus has changed our lives in an unprecedented way. We are all affected by the pandemic in various ways from losing a loved one, becoming unwell with the virus, working from home, staying home or working on the frontline.
It is evident that there is much talk currently of maintaining our mental health but perhaps less of ensuring that our spiritual needs are met. In normal times our spiritual needs are often met by meetings or collective acts of fellowship and worship and we can be vulnerable when these sources are just turned off. For those working on the frontline and for those who are grieving, there may be an increased need for spiritual support. This is highly relevant to those who provide spiritual support to the NHS (staff and/or patients), staff in the care sector' and the local community.
Please join us on Friday 24th April at 5.30 pm to 7 pm for a talk with Dr. Peter Rookes, who will be discussing spiritual accompaniment for staff working on the front line of the pandemic and networking with the NHS and social care to ensure that spirituality and spiritual needs are addressed in the current pandemic. There will also be a section for questions and discussion.
Dr. Rookes is the Secretary and 3rd Sector Liaison Officer of the Birmingham Council of Faiths. Birmingham Council of Faiths organise events throughout the year to facilitate harmonious relations between people of different faiths in the city. This includes promoting the study of all religions so that the followers of one religion may have a better understanding of the other religions and be alert of issues, peace, justice, and tolerance in our city. Dr. Rookes has a nursing and teaching background within the United Kingdom and Internationally, including the Maldives and Papua New Guinea. He has a wealth of experience in connection faith organisations with health services, education settings, and the legal realm.
Please register your interest below. The event is free to attend.
Prior to the event, you will be sent details of how to access the webinar.
We hope that you will join us for this timely and relevant talk.