Death, Dying and Grief Certificate Module 3 - Cultural and Gender Approaches to Grief

Event Date(s): Sat, 2021/11/27 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: Online - Zoom
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre

This event is Module 3 of the Death, Dying and Grief Certificate 2021-2022. The Death, Dying and Grief Certificate 2021-2022 offers 6 modules, beginning September 25, 2021 running through March 26, 2022. Complete all 6 modules to receive a certificate of completion.

About This Module

This module will explore the different ways individuals, men and women express grief and adapt. We will examine the mourning traditions of different cultures and explore a number of different strategies to work through grief with the aim of increasing sensitive and understanding which we bring to the issue of death.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how men and women process grief
  • Become aware of cultural difference in expressing grief
  • Learn different strategies to effectively process grief
  • Become aware how different religious and cultural groups react to death
Rob Patterson

Facilitator: Dr. Rob Patterson M.Div., MRE., D.Min

Rob is the Lead pastor at Scott Street MB church, in St. Catharines, ON. He has enjoyed teaching at Tyndale, McMaster University, Acadia University, and Carey Theological school in Vancouver. Previously he served in Kenya, East Africa as a lecturer with Carey Theological College and Regent College. During his years as a chaplain at Spring Hills Penitentiary he began his focus in the areas of loss, grief and death. He is fluent in Swahili having immersed himself into the African culture. He has a passion for teaching and equipping those who support others through their journey of grief.


$125.00. There is a 10% discount for Tyndale full-time students, alumni and staff. You will need to contact the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre to receive a discount code before registering online. Email tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca to receive a promo code.

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