Category Archives: Overheard

Climate change for children, 1924: Revisited

  A driller named Doyle made a fortune in oil And built a great mansion so high That sparks flying bright from his chimney at night Burned a hole in the top of the sky Frederick J. Forster, On the … Continue reading

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Islam and Refuge: Podcast

The University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre offers reports, free podcasts, and more related to refugee issues around the world today, including regular attention to religion. This podcast, “Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crisis of Iraq and Syria,” is … Continue reading

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Moving across borders is bad for health – but doesn’t need to be

“Restrictive entry and integration policies are linked to poor migrant health outcomes in high-income countries. Efforts to improve the health of migrants would benefit from adopting a Health in All Policies perspective.” Lancet Global Health report, March 2019; read here In … Continue reading

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Countenancing Hunger

This week revisiting “old” news–which in media alas means published ten years ago or more–still worth hearing, I stumble again across this wonderful interview from 2007 with Sara Miles, author of Take This Bread, and founder of an altar-based food pantry … Continue reading

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Ritual as end-of-life care: Judaism

Read the Guide online Prepared by Rabbi Mark A. Popovsky For the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, 2007    

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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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João Biehl on Shaping a Sense of What is Possible

“Life stories do not simply begin and end. They are stories of transformation: they link the present to the past and to a possible future and create lasting ties among subject, scribe, and reader.” João Biehl, Vita: Life in a … Continue reading

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