Interfaith Addictions Conference

March 07, 2008

California-Nevada Bishop Beverly J. Shamana and Bishop Mary Ann Swenson of the California-Pacific Conference have endorsed the inaugural Interfaith Addictions Conference at Claremont School of Theology in April.


The conference, for clergy and seminary students of all faiths, was organized by the Rev. Steve Hanusa, pastor of Taft UMC, as part of his role as Conference Addictions Coordinator, member of the Board of Church and Society, and Claremont student.


The daylong event on Thursday, April 10 opens with a panel discussion, “What is Addiction?” and concludes after a “Spirituality vs. Religion?” dialogue, over dinner, involving faculty and audience.


Early registration is $50, due by March 26. $75 at door; no charge for students.


Clergy continuing education credits pending.


For more information contact Steve Hanusa at (415) 250-4655 or


Download flyer here.


The conference is being funded through a grant from the General Board of Global Ministries’ Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence.