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On July 9, 2017 during the 9am and the 11 am services, there will be a talk by Dr. Megory Anderson regarding the Sacred Presence with the Dying.

Dr. Megory Anderson is an expert in end of life studies. She is a theologian, educator, and author of the books Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life and Attending the Dying, as well as numerous articles and chapters on death and dying. In 1996, she founded the not-for-profit Sacred Dying Foundation, which  is headquartered in San Francisco. Megory is a vibrant presence as a speaker, celebrated for her ability to share her knowledge and skills: to connect with, educate, and train end-of-life caregivers and professionals from diverse medical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Megory is a Research Fellow at the University of Winchester in the UK, and an Adjunct and sometimes Professor at the University of San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley.  She holds a doctorate in theology of death and dying at Canterbury Christ Church, Canterbury, England. Megory has a rich personal history in religion and theology, formerly as an Anglican monastic in New York and then as a theological and comparative religion scholar.