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Open for Worship: Outdoors Encouraged

Happy news from my favorite local public health department: More details online….. Details (pdf) (“…..ok, so how do we make this work?…….”)  

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WHO on “Having Faith during COVID-19”

Page 2 of the World Health Organization’s April 9 daily “situation report” on the pandemic offers encouragement and specific suggestions to support faith communities as they work to shape effective responses: Learn more at the WHO Information Network for Epidemics … Continue reading

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The unbelievable Christian Creed (Grawemeyer winner 2019)

Congratulations to Stephen Patterson, winner of this year’s Grawemeyer Award in Religion, for his book , The Forgotten Creed: Christianity’s Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, & Sexism (Oxford University Press, 2018):      

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Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality Network: Fall Bulletin now live!

Delighted to see the inaugural Bulletin now live on the Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality Network! Read it HERE!

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Spirituality, Theology & Health (Durham UK): New website!

Click on the image above to visit the new site, which now lives at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/csth/. Note the Centre’s interdisciplinary research “that engages theologically with health and human flourishing.” For more about religion as it connects with health and human flourishing, … Continue reading

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Garb of Being!

Off the press & spotted in real time! More information here. It has been a joy to work on this with amazing co-editors Georgia Frank and Andrew Jacobs. And abundant thanks to all of our phenomenal chapter authors. And thank … 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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Food, Health & The Body: Duke Collaborative Calls for Applications

The Reimagining Health Collaborative (RHC), part of Duke Divinity School’s Theology, Medicine, and Culture Program, is accepting applications for its 2019 cohort: Food, Health, and the Body.  In 2019-2020, the RHC invites churches and Christian communities to explore the deep … Continue reading

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CFP: Religion & Public Health in Environmental Research

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health invites paper submissions for a forthcoming special issue on religion and public health. Deadline for submissions: December 2, 2019. Learn more here. Download the flier here or at the journal website. … Continue reading

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Patristic Studies in Boston: July 14-19, 2019

The Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce the thirteenth annual Summer Program in Patristic Studies (July 14-19, 2019). View program announcement pdf and registration form. Below is the detailed summary provided … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Garb of Being

Now in press-available this fall! From the back cover: This collection explores how the body became a touchstone for late antique religious practice and imagination. When we read the stories and testimonies of late ancient Christians, what different types of … 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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Water Justice: 2018 Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture

Learn about the state of water as it relates to religion today in Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri’s 2018 Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture,  “God of Life Lead us to Water Justice.” Dr. Phiri is Associate General Secretary of the World … 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 would Solomon do?

Since posting below, welcome the Washington Post response from two New Testament theologians June 15 on the Bible’s moral mandate and support for welcoming immigrants and aliens. Thank you Professors Aymer and Nasrallah. Dahlia L, Schlanger M. Slate 2018; Jun … Continue reading

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Calling: college students interested in social justice

Are you wondering how to connect social justice with what you want to do with your life? Consider 3 days to think about it in conversation with others like you! Consider applying to Harvard Divinity School’s Diversities and Explorations program, … Continue reading

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Eckrich Chair in Religion and the Healing Arts

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Beholden wins 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

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