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Spirituality Committee: A Conversation About Charity, Generosity, and Poverty

The Spirituality Committee, a subcommittee of the School of Nursing Council on Diversity and Inclusiveness invites faculty, staff, and students to engage in a lunchtime discussion about charity, generosity, and poverty. This event will feature the following panelists from organizations around Rochester:

  • Talya Brea, LMSW, the Director of the Naturally Occuring Retirement Community (NORC) at the Jewish Family Service of Rochester, an organization that supports the ageing, reducing caregiver burden and improving quality of life.
  •  Dr. Rashid Muhammad, the Muslim Chaplain at the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel and Director of Operations for the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative- an organization that coordinates community, private, and government anti-poverty efforts in the Rochester Area.
  • Christine Wagner, SSJ, PhD, the current Special Advisor for St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, an organization that provides a spectrum of health services for those who lack acces to healthcare.

Consider the following discussion questions to form your thoughts:

1. How do you understand the virtues of charity and generosity?

2. How do you relate charity and generosity to poverty?

3. What is the role of charity and generosity in your personal and professional life?

4. How do you recognize charity and generosity when you see it?

Please RSVP to Debbie Thayer by Monday, April 1, 2019 for some readings to help guide the discussion. Lunch will be provided as supplies last. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Helen Wood Hall, Evarts Lounge
255 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester NY 14642

Event Type

Lectures and Talks, Medicine and Healthcare


Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals



School of Nursing
Contact Phone or Email

Contact Debbie Thayer at

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