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Maximize—Don’t Marginalize, Week 1 – Suicide Prevention: Beyond Shame to Shalom

April 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The NIV Bible reflects upon the word shalom: “Shalom experienced is multidimensional, complete well-being — physical, psychological, social, and spiritual; it flows from all of one’s relationships being put right — with God, with(in) oneself, and with others.” By contrast, suicide suggests the absence or breakdown of total well-being. This New Wine session will focus on suicide prevention, which involves moving beyond stigma and shaming those who have died by suicide, who are struggling with thoughts of suicide, and those who are suicide survivors. The best way to prevent suicide is to put right our relationships with God, one another, and ourselves through discerning, empathic, and vulnerable sharing of life that affirms physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health. (If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for support and resources.)

Presenters: Eric Boyer, Matthew Farlow, and Janie Caq’ar Ferguson, with Paul Louis Metzger moderating.

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Register for this one session ($5) or the whole series of six ($25).

Regsitrants will receive unlimited access to the videos of sessions they register for.

About the Maximize—Don’t Marginalize Conference Series

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Synopsis of the Conference Series:
We live in a day and age where it is so easy to depersonalize other humans. It is vitally important to maximize others’ personhood in view of their inherent dignity rather than minimize them. An all-encompassing Christian doctrine of creation will require that we treat the human as well as non-human creation as sacred rather than profane. New Wine’s upcoming conference “Maximize—Don’t Marginalize” will address various pressing issues along these lines: suicide prevention, end-of-life care, minority religious groups’ freedoms, the non-human creation’s welfare, racial sensitivity and policing, and LGBTQ+ youths’ wellbeing. Please join us for these live webinar sessions that will take place every Thursday evening from April 13th to May 18th. Other sessions in this series:
  • April 20: End-of-Life Care: Wounded Healers
  • April 27: Freedoms for Religious Minorities: The Fully Clothed Public Square
  • May 4: Creation Care: Pro-Life, All Life
  • May 11: Race and Policing: Black and Blue Lives Matter
  • May 18: LGBTQ+ Youth: Fostering Care Close to Home
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