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Celtic Spirituality


All are welcome to a seminar discussion with Suzanne Crawford O’Brien, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture at Pacific Lutheran University. Her research addresses questions of healing, place, and ecology, and how religious belief and practice can work to promote ecological and social justice. She received her BA from Willamette University, her MA from Vanderbilt University, and her PhD from UCSB. Her publications include essays on Irish holy wells published in the Journal of Ritual Studies and Material Religion, the three-volume American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia(ABC-CLIO, 2005), Native American Religious Traditions (Prentice Hall and Laurence King, 2007), and Religion and Healing in Native America: Pathways for Renewal (Praeger, 2008). Her monograph Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness Among Native Communities in Western Washington was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2013. She lives in Seattle with her husband Michael and their son Declan.