President’s Report

Dear Friends,


Life Matters Media and the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to present a panel discussion of clergy members, representing six faith viewpoints, in a conversation about end of life health care. We welcome all interested Chicagoans who wish to learn not only the stance of their own particular faith on these complex care choices, but who wish to better understand what we may appreciate about other religious traditions. Clergy are welcome, as are health care practitioners seeking to provide more culturally and religiously competent care. This program will be free of charge, but reservations are required. Garage parking is available, and attendees will receive a validated rate. For more information, contact 

“What We Hold Central: An Inter-Faith Discussion of Religious and Moral Perspectives at the End of Life”

Thursday, March 19th
Lurie Baldwin Auditorium, Northwestern University
303 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cocktail reception to follow program from 8 to 9 p.m.

Register here


Last weekend, we helped train 20 advance care planning facilitators at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. As part of the Respecting Choices First Steps facilitator program, Dr. Julie Goldstein and Colleen Gorman taught attendees how to engage patients and families in meaningful end of life discussions. Look for them to be working in our community on National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th!


Randi Belisomo
President and Co-Founder