Emory Johns Creek Hospital to hold grand opening of new interfaith sanctuary

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | July 6, 2016

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Alysia Satchel
Senior Manager, Media Relations
678-474-8018
alysia.satchel@emoryhealthcare.org

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Artist's rendering of new interfaith sanctuary.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) will hold a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new interfaith sanctuary on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. EJCH's CEO, Marilyn Margolis and the hospital's Director of Spiritual Health, Timothy Park, Ed.D., will provide opening remarks.

Local faith leaders from Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity will participate in blessing the new interfaith sanctuary. They include: Judith Beiner, a Rabbi and community chaplain with Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta; Noor Abbady, a certified speaker with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta; Geshe Ngawang Phende, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and a resident teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta; and Father Tri John-Bosco Nguyen, a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and assistant pastor at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Johns Creek.

The event will also include plaque unveilings and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Spiritual leaders and guests are invited to attend a panel discussion called "Sacred Space: Spirituality, Healing and Sanctuary" in the hospital's education center on the lower level following the sanctuary opening.

WHO:
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

WHAT:
Emory Johns Creek Hospital will hold a grand opening of its new interfaith sanctuary for the community.

WHEN:
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10 -10:30 a.m. - Sanctuary Grand Opening

11 a.m. - noon - Interfaith Panel Discussion

WHERE:
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, GA, 30097

MEDIA INFORMATION:
For parking information and to confirm attendance and coverage of this event, please contact Alysia Satchel at 678-474-8018 or at
alysia.satchel@emoryhealthcare.org.