Illness, Health & Healing
This course invites students to listen for the voices of the ill, even when those voices are full of pain or have been long ignored. Students will develop spiritual care skills and practices to promote health and healing in their ministries and their lives. The course will draw from narrative medicine as well as scriptures and healing stories from a variety of religious traditions.
Rev. Christine Fry
The Reverend Christine Fry is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and SKSM (’96) graduate. An Adjunct Faculty member at SKSM for more than seven years, Chris has taught courses on poetry, illness, and pastoral care; health and healing, forgiveness; compassion and moral repair; and religious education. In addition to teaching, Chris facilitates “Write for Health” groups, the latest incarnation of a 20+ year writing ministry. She lives in Davis, California with her husband, Isao Fujimoto, professor emeritus at U.C. Davis and a long-time community activist. Their daughter, Esumi, is a junior at New York University.