Category Archives: Overheard

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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Extreme Poverty: Status Quo in the USA

“The United States is a land of stark contrasts…its immense wealth and expertise stand in shocking contrast with the conditions in which vast numbers of its citizens live. About 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and … Continue reading

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Malala: On refugees in this moment, now

Nobel-Peace-Prize awardee, Malala Yousafzai speaks on peace, displacement, girls’ education, the important role of fathers, and the state of girl refugees around the world today. Her remarks are part of a December 6 conversation with Former U.S. Ambassador to the United … Continue reading

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Water and Health: Strathpeffer

Strathpeffer, a village in the Scottish highlands, was once famous for its variety of mineral springs. The Victorian health spa pumped waters up through different pipes–or, when pumps didn’t work, workers pulled sulfur-encrusted water up by the buckets. Everyone from … Continue reading

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Parish Nursing : UK

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On economic, social and cultural rights 1948

On article 25 (on economic, social and cultural [ESC] rights), John Humphrey, the Canadian lawyer who wrote the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, noted in his diary, “the two special interests that have tried hardest to … 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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