Monthly Archives: January 2015

I.M.H.O…. on Bishop Libby Lane

If Jesus should appear among us embodied in the hidden guise of a woman bishop, methinks she would be very much like Libby Lane (above center). Radio Manchester on Bishop Lane’s journey to faith Learn more about Libby Lane Image above: The … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed

When all else fails

Above: Found among the notes of the late Jean Forest, a poet once active with Dorothy Day in the Catholic Worker Movement. See original image (photo by Jim Forest).

Posted in Overheard, Web resource

Personhood and an aging mind and body

Here is a provocative and thoughtful essay by Peter Kavanaugh, who serves as a chaplain to the fragile elderly at an assisted living home. Kavanaugh offers a Christian Orthodox approach to thinking about (and acting on) the influence of spirituality … Continue reading

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Unethical health research: American researchers in Guatemala

It’s easy to talk about the importance of doing healthcare research that is ethically responsible–but what does “unethical” really mean? Religious ethicist Charlene Galarneau, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, explores a particularly shocking case of  American health … Continue reading

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Science & Religion in Rural Ghana

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? Lauren Taylor, an MDiv student at Harvard Divinity School who studies global health and medical ethics, will guide a discussion about the … Continue reading

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Health & the holy city: Harvard at the Kumbh Mela, revisited

Two years ago I was honored to be part of “Mapping the Kumbh Mela,” a university-wide cross-disciplinary project to learn from a religious pilgrimage festival in India, the world’s largest mass gathering on earth. Team participants continue to publish research, … Continue reading

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