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New Review: Public health of crowded religious (and sports) events

New in today’s Lancet: read more

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Is religion of value in the public health of preventive medicine?

New review article – available as open access online html or downloadable pdf format.  

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Mobile health at a religious event

READ THE FULL STORY AT HARVARD’S SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE (SAI) Learn more about Dr. Balsari’s project WATCH THE WEBINAR

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Religion, Spirituality, Health (Durham UK): spring seminars

If you are in the UK, keep in mind this semester’s research seminars (listed below) sponsored by the Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health at the University of Durham. Seminar discussions are at the postgraduate level, and are open to … Continue reading

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“Theology and Spiritual Care Beyond Story”

New online talk sponsored by the Spirituality, Theology, and Health Seminar at the University of Durham’s Department of Theology and Religion: Rev. Dr. Chris Swift is a Methodist chaplaincy director in the UK. Learn more here.   ABSTRACT: Stories are … Continue reading

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Women in Global Health: Learn, Engage, Advance, Disrupt

Read about four amazing women leaders in global health, recently named the inaugural 2019 Jane Jie Sun cohort of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University. The group includes the founder of a non-profit tackling HIV/AIDS in … Continue reading

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Care for the Poor in Late Antique Egypt

Fascinating upcoming lecture, in London in January:  ‘For the great agape now practiced towards the poor who come to the holy monastery …’: (P.KRU 106): Care for the poor in Late Antique Egypt 21 January 2020, 17:30 to 19:00 Strand … Continue reading

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Flint Water Crisis: Case Study

I was inspired and enriched to hear and meet Marc Edwards of Flint Water Study fame at the “Thirst for Clean Water” symposium in northwest Indiana this weekend! The event reminded me that the case study and teaching tools colleague Rachel Gordon … Continue reading

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AJPH Podcast: Are FBOs compatible with Public Health?

Well, it’s complicated. Click below to listen to the February 2019 podcast, where AJPH editor Alfredo Morabia asks this question of  Drs. William Foege, Robert Pyne, Ellen Idler, and Mimi Kiser: PODCAST-ENGLISH-FEBRUARY-2019_HC WORKERS – 1_13_19, 8.45 PM.mp3 The podcast is … 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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Mixing Religion & Medicine?

In Boston on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.: “Religion and Medicine: Should They Mix?”, cosponsored by the Veritas Forum, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, and The Initiative on Health Religion, and Spiritually at Harvard Medical School (HMS). … Continue reading

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Implicit racial bias and the town gown

…pulling this highly recommended book down off my shelf to read again, in light of recent news events and necessary, valuable public outrage concerning the activities of a Harvard Humanitarian Initiative employee last week. City Mayor highlights what he hopes … Continue reading

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What has religion to do with psychiatry?

For those of you who might be in the Harvard Longwood area this afternoon: Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, as well as the Founder and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health at Federal … Continue reading

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“Use your common sense. Be courageous”

“It’s so obviously correct that law is better than war, and that it’s better to live in peace, with human rights, than to live in war, killing people whom you don’t even know.” Mr. Benjamin Ferencz, a human rights lawyer … Continue reading

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Spirituality in Health Leadership: Dr. Howard Koh

Dr. Koh’s upcoming talk is open to the public, so please consider attending if you are in the Boston area! Map and directions online to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The presentation is sponsored by the Harvard … Continue reading

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What is justice? What is forgiveness? Are both possible?

Click on the image above to read the Harvard Crimson story about this event. Click here to listen to the audio at the Veritas Forum

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Learning from a Stampede: New Case Study

New free online case-based resource at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University: TEACHING PACK: “Accidents and Injuries: Lessons from a Stampede” This collection of resources explores the health risks and responses to unintentional accidents and injuries … Continue reading

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Emergency doctors on stage: playing rock for all that rain (and wind)

Learn More link to concert tickets for the November 12 event  

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Celebrate: United Nations Day!

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

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Ministry in the Global City!

Congratulations to City Seminary of New York, on successfully flying through all the accreditation hoops to offer a brand new M.A. program, “Ministry in the Global City”! Learn more.

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Spiritual Audacity: Public Health & Human Flourishing (now online)

Session video now online! Dean’s Seminar, Boston University School of Public Health, Wed. September 13, 2017. Featuring the Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom’s new book, Spiritual Audacity: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing. Panelists include BUSPH speakers: Christina Gebel (Roman Catholic Practices … 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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Marilynne Robinson: On being and worth

“Being and human beings…are invested with a degree of value that we can’t honor appropriately. An overabundance that is magical….Brilliant creatures, who at a very high rate, predictably, are incomprehensible to each other….Abuse or neglect of a human being is … Continue reading

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Jewish art commemorates Sikh children in Delhi: response & resilience

If you’re in the Boston area this weekend, a play worth seeing (free but need to register):Kultar’s Mime is part of the Harvard University Pluralism Project’s new initiative, Communities Against Hate: Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston.

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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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We are human beings

In May 2011 we went to Gaza with musicians from the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Scala [of Milan], and the Orchestra de Paris…a concert organized by the United Nations…and the whole situation was very moving. … Continue reading

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Select Readings

This page contains a small selection of academic resources that explore the connections between faith/religion, poverty, and global health around the world today. The links here are intended for one-time non-profit educational use only. Those particularly recommended are noted with a ♦ … Continue reading

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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From Aid to Accompaniment: Forthcoming

From Aid to Accompaniment: A New Way of Thinking About Delivering Foreign Aid will lay out a theory of accompaniment and illustrate its effective implementation across a variety of fields, including medicine, education, conflict resolution, and care for abandoned children. Authored … Continue reading

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Radical Christians (USA), 1900-2014

The Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia is planning seminars and public discussions during 2016 and 2017 leading up to a new book, Can I Get a Witness?, a series of biographies about scholars, activists, laypeople, and religious … Continue reading

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Think about global health by learning about world religions

Interesting upcoming Harvard edX : watch the teaser! Understanding world religions is an important piece in working with others peacefully and effectively to support and encourage global health. Harvard senior lecturer Diane Moore will be teaching a MOOC series of … Continue reading

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Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity: Book Talk

Click on above to read the full story or download as pdf.

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Welcoming migrants and undocumented students in America

We all have dreams. Usually they involve some kind of career or opportunity that enables one to survive, and indeed, thrive in this world. When my father was a child in New England in the 1920s and 30s, his memories–and … Continue reading

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Do you wish to see God’s altar?

“the body of the Lord becomes your altar…when you see this one as a beggar, don’t simply refrain from insulting… but actually  give honor; and if you witness someone else insulting him [or her], stop them, prevent it.” -John Chrysostom, … Continue reading

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Economic Justice and Martin Luther: A 500th Anniversary Symposium

On November 6-7, 2015, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC will host a symposium on economic justice marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Hear from prominent scholars about the work of Martin Luther and other reformers to … Continue reading

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AMOS in Nicaragua: Combining theology, human rights, and health

Fundacion AMOS Salud y Esperanza (AMOS Health and Hope Foundation) is a faith-based community organization in Nicaragua that builds from and within the concerns and  strengths of local neighbors to help improve health and overturn injustices related to poverty, disease, and … Continue reading

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Harvard Global Health Institute Stories, 2012-2014

In addition to my academic publications, as Senior Writer for the Harvard Global Health Institute between 2011 and 2014 under Institute Faculty Director, Dr. Sue J. Goldie, I covered a series of exciting events, thought-provoking cross-disciplinary discussions, and wrote feature … Continue reading

O Tanenbaum: Peacemakers in Action

No, not the 1824 praise of a Christmas tree…  something equally supportive with inspiring branches: The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in New York, dedicated to combating religious prejudice. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Georgette F. Bennett, Tanenbaum honors the memory … Continue reading

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Slow awakening

I came back to Catholicism through liberation theology because it’s such a powerful rebuke to the hiding away of poverty, but that was after I was already involved in Haiti. I would read stuff from scholarly texts and know they … Continue reading

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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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Neoliberalism or zakat? The voices of widows in Afghanistan

“What does work mean to widows in Afghanistan?” by Anila Daulatzai, is a provocative essay in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue of Harvard Divinity Bulletin that invites reflection and further discussion about religion and social justice. An anthropologist with degrees in public … Continue reading

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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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Dietrich Bonhoeffer lecture at Boston College

The 14th annual Prophetic Voices lecture at Boston College, to be delivered by  Dr. Charles Marsh, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER. THE NEW DATE IS OCTOBER 8, 2015. Marsh is founder … Continue reading

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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

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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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Dr. Paul Farmer: The vitality of practice

Three points for reflection from Dr. Paul Farmer’s “Voices in Leadership” webcast conversation today at Harvard School of Public Health: “The vitality of practice is a beautiful thing.” (when asked “How do you maintain outrage without burnout?”) “We romanticize structural … 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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Boston College Franciscan Ken Himes to speak on Poverty

Boston College theology professor Kenneth Himes, OFM, to give a talk free and open to the public on Tuesday, September 23. UPDATE: Click on the image below to view the video of the event as soon as it is available.

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Good news for global health education

Read the 8/26/14 news story about the new appointment of Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI)’s Founding Faculty Director, Dr. Sue J. Goldie, to advance a vision for innovative global health education, as Director of a new Global Health Education and … Continue reading

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What does religion have to do with global health?

What has religion to do with global health? More than we might think, says Ahmed Ragab, MD, PhD, the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, in a luncheon talk with faculty and students … Continue reading

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