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Thursday, September 24 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
PANEL: Mourning and clergy mental health during a global pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced mourning practices to change across religious communities. Clergy are adapting, offering counseling over the phone, sitting shiva on Zoom and holding off on traditional funerals. All of this has also taken a toll on clergy members' mental health as they seek to walk with their community members through times of grief but often must remain isolated themselves. Our panelists will discuss how they have altered mourning practices due to social distancing and how the pandemic has impacted their own mental health.

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Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell

Research Director, Duke Clergy Health Initiative, Associate Research Professor, Duke Global Health Institute

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Imam Hamzah Abdul-Malik

Founder, Midtown Mosque
Imam Hamzah Abdul-Malik is the founder and Imam at Midtown Mosque in Memphis, Tenn. He is one of the few black Americans given the opportunity to study more than 70 Azhari books in the religious sciences. He is a Hafiz of Qur'an and an Al-Azhar graduate receiving a degree in Islamic... Read More →
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Rabbi Pamela Gottfried

Congregation Bet Haverim - Your Jewish Bridge
@JewishBridge  //  678-926-8282  //  Pamela Gottfried serves as a rabbi at Congregation Bet Haverim, a Reconstructionist synagogue, and Your Jewish Bridge, an Atlanta-based resource that provides access to Jewish educational, life cycle and pastoral services to the diverse, unaffiliated... Read More →
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Dave Miron

Coordinator and Consultant, Samaritan Counseling Center
David Miron joined the Clergy & Congregational Care team in September 2013. As Coordinator and Consultant, David is the main contact person for the team. He provides administrative support, helps to manage and develop new services for religious leaders and congregations, nurture relationships... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT