Given what we know and don’t know, how can we plan for Christmas and beyond?
Join Dr. Jessica Shand on Zoom for her second conversation with parish leaders in the Diocese of Central New York. Dr. Shand will give a brief overview of the “knowns and unknowns” in this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offer a perspective on how congregations can faithfully respond. The presentation will be followed by time for Q&A, conversation in breakout groups, and concluding prayer and reflection with Bishop Duncan-Probe.
Please register for the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsfuyuqj4pHtEueyIt-SNDZsbxyV1rs1zF
This meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend live.
About Dr. Shand: Dr. Jessica Shand is a physician, clinical ethicist, and theologian whose areas of practice include pediatric blood disorders, blood disorder and immunology research, moral distress mitigation in healthcare, and ethical issues surrounding health disparities. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Humanities, and Bioethics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and teaches on the adjunct faculty at Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School. Dr. Shand’s recent courses at CRCDS, co-taught with the Rev. Dr. Melanie Duguid-May, include: “Pandemic: Political Ecology, Theology, and Responses of the Faithful”—being re-offered and revised this Spring—and “Faith and Medicine” with Dr. David Kim and Chaplain Maurice Hopkins.