The Rev. Stephen E. Braddock, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, will be guest of honor at the Lower Keys League of Women Voters Fifth Tuesday social, which will be held Sept. 29 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the New York Pasta Garden, Duval Square in Old Town.
“The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative will likely appear on the November 8, 2016 ballot in the State of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would legalize medical marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions,” noted Joy Brown Taylor of the local LWV. “Fr. Braddock decided to use his time with us this evening to share his views on this controversial issue from an ethical, moral, and theological perspective.”
Braddock joined the Roman Catholic Servants of the Sick in 1989. Since 2002, he has been affiliated with the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict, an order with the mission to help the world be a more compassionate place.
His clinical training focused on end-of-life care, trauma counseling, and pediatric HIV/AIDS. Braddock has served as a hospital and hospice chaplain, including for Hospice/VNA of the Florida Keys.
He has served as President of the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition since 2000. FKOC has developed and operates housing and supportive service programs for the homeless, addicted, mentally ill and victims of domestic violence in our community. His is an outlook of Catholic spirituality, stressing the experience of unconditional love and compassion.
For additional information please contact league President Joan Wallin at (305) 304-9530.