August 23, 2013

Catholic Community Connection hosting annual symposium “Implications of Vatican II for Catholic Social Ministries”

Catholic Community Connection is hosting its annual symposium August 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Author and John Carroll Professor and Breen Chair, Edward P. Hahnenberg, PhD, is delivering the keynote address, “Called to Be Leaven in the World: Implications of Vatican II for Catholic Social Ministries.”

The symposium includes small group discussions and a keynote speaker response to the small group discussions. The symposium also includes three breakout sessions:

  • An expert panel of health care professionals in medicine, psychiatry and addictions will be discussing: “Understanding the Scope of the Challenge: Building a Collaborative Holistic Treatment Model for Persons with Chronic Disease & Chronic Behavioral Health Challenges.” The session is facilitated by Dr. Giesele Greene, MD, chief medical officer, Sisters of Charity Health System. The panelists include several professionals from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
  • “A Future Full of Hope: Young Adult Engagement” presented by Reverend Robert Stec, pastor, St. Ambrose Parish, founder and director of “The Fest.”
  • “Our Promise: Sharing the Vision of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Initiative” presented by Sonya Pryor-Jones, director of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

Continuing Education Credits are being offered through John Carroll University in counseling, nursing and social work.

Catholic Community Connection, an organization of Catholic-sponsored education, health care, human services and senior living ministries, fosters collaboration to respond to the needs of all people within the Dioceses of Cleveland. The Sisters of Charity Health System provides shared sponsorship for Catholic Community Connection with Catholic Charities in collaboration with Catholic senior living, education and social services.

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