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Press Release for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Culture and Faith: End of Life Decisions,’ a Community Conversation

Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

The OneJax Institute at the University of North Florida will host “Culture and Faith:  End-of-life Decisions” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus.



Dr. Alissa Swota, UNF associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, as well as a bioethicist for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will explore ways in which culture impacts one’s experience of illness. Immediately following her address, a panel of doctors and hospital chaplains will discuss how death and dying is handled and what it means for society as a whole. This discussion will be moderated by John A. Delaney, UNF president.



For more information, contact the OneJax Institute at UNF at (904) 620-1529. This free event is open to the community. Tickets are required for entry and may be obtained online .



As an interfaith organization, the OneJax Institute at UNF educates, advocates and builds community to promote respect and understanding that will overcome bias, bigotry and oppression.





            UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.