How Women of Faith Care for the Sick and Dying

Karen Danielson, Director of Outreach with Muslim American Society in Bridgeview has a Masters in Islamic Studies from University of Jordan Institute for the Study of Islam in the modern world. Sister Karen has also taught Islamic Studies at Universal and Aqsa Schools.

Rabbi Suzanne Griffel is a chaplain in the Jewish Care Services program at Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, providing spiritual care to Jewish hospice patients and their families. She completed her residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 2004. She previously served as a rabbi at Congregation Or Chadash in Chicago and at the Hillel at the University  of Chicago.

Sue Nebel  chaplain at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative care, provides  support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. She is a deacon in the Episcopal Church, serving at Grace Place in the South Loop in Chicago. She has a M.Div. from Seabury Western Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Faith in the Workplace


Nilofer Ali-Rogers - Instructor, Ohio Virtual Academy; active with the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton

Nancy Labiak - Master's in Divinity

Bekki Harris Kaplan -  Executive Director, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue; member Beth Emet

Forgiveness in Our Texts and in Our Lives

Our speakers focused on forgiveness from our Jewish, Muslim and Christian sacred texts, the Torah, Q’uran, and New Testament. Each also related a story of forgiveness and reconciliation from their own life experience.

Marci Dickman
Director of Lifelong Learning, Principal of Beit Sefer at Beth Emet Free Synagogue, has completed doctoral  studies at Johns Hopkins and is published author.

Rev. Carol  McVetty
Co-Pastor of North Shore Baptist Church n Rogers Park holds a Masters in Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and is committed to non-violent conflict resolution.

Kismet Saglam
Member of Soul Space Planning Group, an educator, and is active in area interfaith initiatives.