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The World Religions & Health Series

Tuesday Evenings, 6 to 8 p.m.

September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11


Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM CDT
Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM CDT

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Institute for Spirituality and Health 
8100 Greenbriar #220
Houston, TX 77054

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Cyrus Wirls 
Institute for Spirituality and Health 

Why am I sick?   -   Is this good for me?   -   What happens when I die?  

When it comes to health and healing, religions shape our beliefs and preferences through their teachings, texts, and cultural traditions.  Patients of different faith have different needs for caregiver relationship, nutrition and medication, end-of-life choices, family involvement, as well as different worldviews of what it means to be healthy and the role of the body.  

In this series of evening seminars, we will explore what it means to heal, and expectations of medical care, through the teachings and cultural traditions of five major religions:

Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity

Each seminar will include two qualified lecturers and Q&A.  (See full list below)

$65 Series Pass | Individual $20 

Dinner will be served


Islam - 9/13
 Imam Shamshad Haider, Islamic Education Center
 Dr. Qamber Jafri, MD, Imam Sajjad Clinic

Judaism - 9/20
 Rabbi Todd Doctor, Congregation Beth Jacob
 Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD

Buddhism - 9/27
 Abbot Gaelyn Godwin, Houston Zen Center
 Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, MD Anderson Integrative Medicine

Hinduism - 10/4
 Rajiv Varma, 
 Dr. Venugopal Menon, MD

Christianity - 10/11
 Dr. Jerry Terrill, Houston Graduate School of Theology 
 Dr. Sabrina Echols-Sampson, MD, Wainerdi Wellness Clinic