Biography

Stephen Jenkinson
Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator of the Orphan Wisdom School. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he has made brilliant and valuable contributions to the field of grief and dying in North America.
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Personal Website: https://orphanwisdom.com/shop/nights-of-grief-mystery/
Organization Website: https://orphanwisdom.com/school/

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. He is a former programme director and medical-school assistant professor. He is the subject of the documentary National Film Board of Canada documentary film, Griefwalker.  He teaches internationally. With Nathalie Roy, Jenkinson founded The Orphan Wisdom School is 2010, which convenes in Tramore, Canada, and in various places in northern Europe.

He is the author of How It All Could Be (now translated into four languages), Money and the Soul’s Desires, Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, and, most recently, Come of Age: The Case of Elderhood in a Time of Trouble. With Gregory Hoskins and band, Stephen has offered Nights of Grief & Mystery to sold out houses on three continents. He is currently on tour with Hoskins and band across North America.

 

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