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Suzanne Crawford

Associate Professor of Religion and Culture

Suzanne Crawford, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, PLU
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Biography

Dr. Suzanne Crawford O’Brien will present The Jewish Healing Movement: Restoring Self, Community, and the Earth.

This presentation explores the origins and development of the Jewish Healing Movement.  Shaped by interreligious conversation and dialog, this grassroots effort within mainstream Jewish communities has led to the creation of systems of support and rituals of renewal for individuals, communities, and the suffering earth.

Crawford O’Brien has been part of the Religion department at PLU since 2003, teaching courses in religion and healing, Native American religions, Judaism in America, and religious diversity in North America.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara, and is the author of Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness Among Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest, and Religion and Healing in Native America: Pathways for Renewal.