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Global Catholic Health Care: Conference April 17-19, 202…1

UPDATE: THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021: Learn More (free registration)

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Reflections: Medicine & Religion Conference

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Medicine, Pain, and Faith: 2019 Conference

The annual Conference on Medicine and Religion is a leading forum for discourse and scholarship at the intersection of medicine and religion. It exists to enable health professionals and scholars to gain a deeper and more practical understanding of how … Continue reading

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Science, Religion & Culture-2017 Student Conference

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BU Graduate Conference on Religion and Health

abstract deadline: July 21, 2017 learn more

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No-travel conference on refugee health, mobility & human rights

Resisting Borders, a no-travel virtual conference on refugee and migrant health, mobility, human rights and responsibilities will take place October 9-11, 2017, cosponsored by seven different universities in the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. Call for papers deadline is April … Continue reading

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Religion and Time: October Graduate Conference

The Science, Religion, and Culture program at Harvard Divinity School announces the 5th annual “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion,” October 27-29, 2016, on the theme of “Religion and Time.” Papers are also welcome on three special modular themes: … Continue reading

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Conference on “Jewish Attitudes toward Wealth and Poverty”

Coming soon! November 1-3, 2015.  View and download the poster. Learn more here.

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Transformation of Poverty, Philanthropy, & Healthcare: 2015 Conference on Late Antiquity

“The Transformation of Poverty, Philanthropy, and Healthcare in Late Antiquity” will be the theme focus of the eleventh biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity conference to be held at the University of Iowa on March 26-29, 2015. Invited keynote speakers … Continue reading

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Harvard’s Science, Religion & Culture program invites graduate student proposals for October conference

The Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School is soliciting proposals for the third annual graduate conference on religion at Harvard Divinity School (October 23-25, 2014). The conference aims at promoting interdisciplinary discussion of prevailing assumptions (both within … Continue reading

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Conference

“Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine,” conference sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, to be held at Fordham (Bronx, NY) Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13, 2013. Speaker details and registration information available here.

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Hippocrates, Muslim Physicians, and the Five Books of Moses…

UPDATE (April 2020): THIS CONFERENCE (cancelled in 2020) is now  POSTPONED and will take place in Columbus in March 2021 Learn more about the conference and registration.

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How Medical Texts in Antiquity were Written: Colloquium Sept. 23-25, 2019

If anyone interested in this topic happens to be in Lausanne (or in and around Geneva) next week, this colloquium on the composition procedures of late antique medical texts looks absolutely fascinating. More info at https://wp.unil.ch/medecineancienne/colloques/. Program: https://wp.unil.ch/medecineancienne/colloques/ Registration (auditors … Continue reading

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First Book Workshop – Application Call – Deadline 9/6/19

Do you know of a recent dissertation (maybe yours!) that bridges religion and health in the ancient world? Is the author (maybe you) busy in (or looking for) a teaching job while hanging between a finished dissertation and “The Book.” … Continue reading

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Thank you, Ellen Aitken: Updated

I posted this originally in 2014, when I first learned of the tragic death to very aggressive cancer on June 14 of that summer of Ellen Bradshaw Aitken. This post is a slightly updated “remembering again,” adding a few more … Continue reading

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Webcast on Religion & Public Health Partnerships! April 3, 2019

Free webcast on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to celebrate and discuss the March 2019 American Journal of Public Health special section on “Faith-based organizations and Public Health Practice.”  The  webcast,”Finding Common Ground:  Partnerships  in  Religion  and Public Health,” will be … Continue reading

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Theological Voices: Syriac Women’s Choirs

“We must have women’s choirs. You are baptized in the same baptismal font–men and women. You drink from the same communion chalice. You receive the same bread. So men and women must both sing!” So insisted the bishop Jacob of … Continue reading

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Pappas Patristic Summer Institute 2018

Just heard about the courses on tap (below) at the twelfth annual Summer Program in Patristic Studies (June 25-29, 2018), sponsored by the Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Learn more here. Announcement pdf. The … Continue reading

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Book note: Law, religion, health, in the U.S.

coming soon, based on a 2015 conference at Harvard Law School:   book launch September 27, 2017 learn more

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Healthcare in America: Coming to New York

Learned about Remote Area Medical, serving health care needs in the USA for free, from a friend’s dentist. Since 1985, they’ve worked in whatever states allow volunteer out-of-state physicians and dentists to offer their professional services free for weekend clinics … Continue reading

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Gender and peer review

Hardly new news; the article is from 2008. But alas, still true, even in the religion humanities. Encouraged that the North American Patristics Society is actively working on addressing this issue within its membership and conference participation since a numbers … Continue reading

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How can you promote human rights?

“Human rights can be promoted through direct financial support for human rights measures in another country, or through technical assistance in the form of expertise and training, for example to improve the legal system….Other types of positive approach include financial … Continue reading

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Poverty, Wealth and Worship: July 19-21 at Yale

Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, Congregations Project will host a conference July 19-21, 2016: Poverty, Wealth, and Worship Learn more!

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Jewish views of wealth and poverty

Gary Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology at Notre Dame and an expert on Christianity and Judaism in antiquity, recently presented a lecture on “Jewish attitudes of wealth and poverty” at the Brown University Judaic Studies conference on the same … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Lecture (The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies)

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Law, Religion, and Health in America

Upcoming conference on “Law, Religion, and Health in America” May 7-9, 2015, sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. The conference is free but preregistration is required.

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Can science and religion work together to improve global health…

…or not? Here’s one opinion essay to provoke thought and conversation, taken from the Deseret News, Utah’s oldest continuously published daily paper. The story reports on a recent conference, “Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities,” held March 13, 2015 in Washington and hosted by the … Continue reading

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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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From Augustine to modern healthcare

Several papers on poverty and health care issues related to patristic studies will be part of the October 9-11, 2014 Pappas Patristic Insitute Conference at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts. Dr. Sébastien Falardeau, a chaplain/psychotherapist and co-founder … Continue reading

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Poverty & Wealth in Ancient Christianity (May 8-10, 2014)

    A conference on “Poverty and Wealth in Ancient Christianity (1st-5th centuries)” took place on May 8-10, 2014, in Rome, sponsored by the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. Learn more about the program here or view an archived image of the full … Continue reading

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Justice for children: What can we learn from the slave girl in New Testament Philippi?

South African theology professor, Dr. Genevieve James, in a challenging address to Christian missionaries about noticing and respecting the rights of children today, especially those living in bondage and oppression. Her talk is based on the story of the often-overlooked … Continue reading

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Harvard explores the intersections of religion, health & medicine

Click here to learn about exciting new conversations at the intersections of religion, health & medicine, directed by Harvard Divinity School (HDS) Professor Ahmed Ragab. Research discussions will draw on collaborative partnerships at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Ragab … Continue reading

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Voices about poverty & church

Lectures and panel discussions from a conference on poverty at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on May 31 and June 1, 2013 are now available as webcast audio. View the conference flier here. Listen to: Session One   Session Two   Session … Continue reading

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Publications

Below is a complete list of my peer-reviewed publications, book reviews, and collaborative research with colleagues in public health. PDFs of select feature stories I wrote between 2012 and 2014 for the Harvard Global Health Institute are also available here. … Continue reading

Teaching Tools

Below is a brief sampling of teaching tools I developed between 2014 and 2018, many with public health and religion colleagues, with the support of the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University: Case-Based Narratives with Discussion Questions: … Continue reading

Talks & Media

Below is a list of professional presentations I’ve given and media about my work. Most of the academic talks given in 2015 and earlier have been published; click here for full CV. 2020-present Short book note on Steven Johnson’s The Ghost … Continue reading