Equiping Faith Communities to Minister to Those Impacted by Suicide

By the Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh, Episcopal Church in Wyoming

Serving St. James’ Encampment, Chapel on the Plains Medicine Bow, St. Thomas’ Rawlins

“6% of adults and 17% of adolescents are thinking about suicide at any given time and 50% of any congregation is impacted by suicide in some form. These statistics make this an issue that the church cannot avoid. Communities of faith have both a theological obligation and a call by God to face this challenge head-on, equipping members to do the same,” says Michelle Snyder, Executive Director of Soul Shop™, the leadin...

 

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