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Gender and peer review

Hardly new news; the article is from 2008. But alas, still true, even in the religion humanities. Encouraged that the North American Patristics Society is actively working on addressing this issue within its membership and conference participation since a numbers … Continue reading

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A welcome new book on charity in early rabbinic judaism

At last there’s a wonderful overview of charity in Judaism in late antiquity! Take a look at Gregg Gardner’s The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Gardner is Assistant Professor and The Diamond … Continue reading

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ARHAP link updates

Beholden¬†readers have alerted me that many of the links in the references to chapter 5, free online resources published by¬†the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP), based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, are now outdated and hard … Continue reading

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Reaching for light: Photo meditation for winter

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Community health works, updated

Click on the image at left for an update to the May 2013 post about Harvard physician Heidi Behforouz’ work transforming HIV/AIDS care in Boston through a community health worker model that remains (alas) still “ahead of its time,” at … Continue reading

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Global health at Brown draws on Philly faith communities

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Brown University is a multidisciplinary university-wide effort to reduce health inequalities among underserved populations locally and worldwide through education, research, service and development of partnerships. GHI offers students the opportunity to engage in nearly … Continue reading

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