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Faith in Ageing: A conversation in the JUST Festival
16th August 2017 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FAITH IN OLDER PEOPLE – A conversation in the JUST Festival. Cultural diversity, faith and ageing (book tickets here ) – Wednesday 16th August at 19.30-21.00 at the Quaker House, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh. Booking details will be in the JUST Festival programme.
Chairperson: Rt Rev Bruce Cameron with panel members drawn from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities. We have much to learn from each other and it is important that we can have robust and constructive debates.
Discussions surrounding ageing often tend to focus on the negative aspects of old age rather than the contribution made by older people to society. Religion and spiritual needs are often overlooked due to a stronger emphasis put on physical care needs.
This conversation will provide an opportunity to consider ageing from different cultural and faith perspectives. We will discuss the importance of faith to many older people to better understand the supportive responses from different faith communities. We will explore what different theologies say about ageing and older people.