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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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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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Reflections: Medicine & Religion Conference

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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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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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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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“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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Science, Religion & Culture-2017 Student Conference

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Disabilities – Religion Collaborative

This is just one of a number of academic and pastoral resources related to thinking about disability issues as they relate to religion, past and present. See also, for example: https://www.facebook.com/theologydisability/ http://www.aaiddreligion.org/newsletter National Collaborative on Faith and Disability Working Group for … Continue reading

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Read Patristics Next Week

The Pappas Patristic Institute Annual Summer Patristic Studies Program July 30 – August 4, 2017 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts This summer’s faculty (tragically mono-gendered, but good men, for all that…) and their course offerings include: … Continue reading

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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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Humanitarian aid and Religious Literacy: An online Symposium

Extraordinary symposium at  Harvard Divinity School last week, as part of the Religious Literacy Project. View the program. Read the case studies and related readings. Watch webcast sessions: 1. Plenary Panel 2. Ebola and HIV/AIDS 3. Syria 4. Cyclone Nargis 5. … Continue reading

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Urban Peace and Healing – Jan 27-28 at City Seminary New York

            learn more about the Symposium learn more about City Seminary (Facebook) Read more  

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Religious service attendance is healthful

A few notes from the December 2, 2016 Symposium sponsored by the Harvard Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality*: Regular attendance at religious services seems to have a protective effect. -Tyler Vanderweele (learn more at: Li, S., Stamfer, M., Williams, D.R. … Continue reading

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AAR Roundtable Session on Beholden

Beholden was the focus of a roundtable panel discussion in a Religion, Medicines, and Healing Group session at last week’s American Academy of Religion meeting. Below is a list of those who presided and presented. Audio files of the session are available … 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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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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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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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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Symposium on Global Health

In September, the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) celebrated its fifth year with a Symposium that included among its speakers Harvard University’s President Drew Faust, HGHI Founding Faculty Director Dr. Sue J. Goldie (above center), current Director Dr. Ashish Jha … 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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In our turbulent world…

“In our turbulent world, health improvement can be a bridge to peace and prosperity, an antidote to intolerance, a source of shared security.” –Dean Julio Frenk, Harvard School of Public Health, 9/12/14 View this video from 2013 on “Mobilizing for Global … Continue reading

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Humanitarianism and Orthodox Christianity: Colloquium Videos

To view individual sessions, link (above) to the colloquium home page video gallery and select “playlist” or view the full playlist here. View the program.

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Faith, poverty…and the World Bank

http://live.worldbank.org/power-of-faith-to-help-end-extreme-poverty

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Colloquium on Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism

May 7-8, 2015 Sponsored by the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations  of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. View the program, registration, and more information.

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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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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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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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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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City, spirit, health

Click above to learn more about the symposium events at Glastonbury Abbey and Harvard Divinity School June 6-8, 2013

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Alleviating poverty in the US

What can Augustinian ethics, mothers in poverty who consider themselves religious, and statistics on racial inequities teach us about responding to “Poverty and American National Priorities”? Find out by viewing the panel discussion that was held at the Boston College … 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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