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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 1, 2017 – Our attitude toward the final weeks of life, and of death itself, affects how we experience this last phase of human development.

Spiritual perspectives on end-of-life will be discussed by panelists during a free seminar at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley.

The event starts with coffee and light snacks. Speakers begin at 9:15 a.m. and take questions from the audience after their presentations.

Panelists discussing spiritual perspectives on end-of-life include:

· Marie Barth: Sharing the view of the Baha’i community. The Bahá’í faith is founded on love for God, service to humanity and the unity of all religions. (Bahá’ís believe God sent Abraham, Jesus, Buddha and other religious figures, including their faith’s founder Bahá’u’lláh, as divine educators for the advancement of civilization.)

· Patt Lind-Kyle: A Nevada County resident and hospice volunteer who writes about the connection between science and spirituality and how that relates to the way we approach end-of-life. “An awakened mind allows a peaceful, loving death,” Lind-Kyle writes.

· Rev. Eileen Smith-Le Van: Peace’s pastor offers insights from the Judeo-Christian perspective.

Small-group discussions will be organized at the audience’s request. Saturday’s event is the final installment of a five-part series on end-of-life issues hosted by Peace’s Contemporary Issues Study Group.

For more about Peace or the series, visit www.PeaceLutheranGV.org or call (530) 273-9631.