The year 2000 and the venue in Jerusalem will provide a special background to the 6th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society which will explore and accentuate the themes: Life, Grief, Coping and Continuity.
Death and life are human universals. The convening of this conference is the concrete implementation of this idea giving us a setting for sharing our best understandings of the complex philosophical, therapeutic, educational, clinical, theological and ethical questions arising from the human encounter with death.
In our deliberations we will contemplate the multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary issues of death and its effects on life. We will focus on ways that society and the individual can deal with grief. We will search for ways to cope with the effects of death on the living. We will ponder the meaning and relevance of continuity ("Hemshech") in our lives. We will search together for means to strengthen our souls and to emphasize the sanctity of life in all our human relations.
Standing at the crossroads of three continents, the city of Jerusalem is a fascinating landmark in the course of human history. A treasure house of cultural, historical and religious sites, Jerusalem's unique atmosphere will permeate our deliberations offering inspiration to participants at the conference.
Israeli society struggles today between the culture of death and the culture of life - between war and peace. We look forward to sharing our experiences with our colleagues from around the world.
Peltours-Te'um Congress Organisers
POB 52047, Jerusalem 91520, Israel
Street Address: 9 HaUman St., Suite 207, Jerusalem 93420, Israel
Tel: 972 2 648 1245, Fax: 972 2 648 1305
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