Category Archives: Upcoming Event

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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Morality & Global Health: Panel at Harvard Friday Feb 21

Global health in cross-cultural settings can involve numerous complex situations. Many have accused global health practitioners, despite their best intentions, of cultural imperialism due to their imposition of certain (usually Western) norms and worldviews as they attempt to improve health … Continue reading

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Women in Global Health: Learn, Engage, Advance, Disrupt

Read about four amazing women leaders in global health, recently named the inaugural 2019 Jane Jie Sun cohort of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship at Harvard University. The group includes the founder of a non-profit tackling HIV/AIDS in … Continue reading

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Care for the Poor in Late Antique Egypt

Fascinating upcoming lecture, in London in January:  ‘For the great agape now practiced towards the poor who come to the holy monastery …’: (P.KRU 106): Care for the poor in Late Antique Egypt 21 January 2020, 17:30 to 19:00 Strand … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Healers across Christian History: What’s to Learn?

Talk this week: “Healers across Christian History: What’s to Learn?” Fireside Symposium, Christ College, Valparaiso University, February 21, 2019. [download announcement] Learn more about the Symposia. Learn more about Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University.

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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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Call for Papers: Global Health Fieldwork Ethics

View the call for papers with more information here. Submission deadline: October 31, 2018. General guidelines for authors here.

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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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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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What has religion to do with psychiatry?

For those of you who might be in the Harvard Longwood area this afternoon: Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, as well as the Founder and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health at Federal … 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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Spirituality in Health Leadership: Dr. Howard Koh

Dr. Koh’s upcoming talk is open to the public, so please consider attending if you are in the Boston area! Map and directions online to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The presentation is sponsored by the Harvard … Continue reading

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Learning to Practice Peace

Health and healthy engagement with the world around us depends on fostering good in and alongside the others we encounter, even (and especially) when it is difficult, insofar as that is possible. Harvard Divinity School has just announced two January … Continue reading

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Emergency doctors on stage: playing rock for all that rain (and wind)

Learn More link to concert tickets for the November 12 event  

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Science, Religion & Culture-2017 Student Conference

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New film about Partners In Health

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Spiritual Audacity: Public Health & Human Flourishing (now online)

Session video now online! Dean’s Seminar, Boston University School of Public Health, Wed. September 13, 2017. Featuring the Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom’s new book, Spiritual Audacity: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing. Panelists include BUSPH speakers: Christina Gebel (Roman Catholic Practices … Continue reading

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Just Health in Religion (update)

To those of you who might wonder what happened to the “Just Health in Religion” page on this site and its related activities (since I don’t otherwise blog this is my social media for such things to anonymous readers): The … Continue reading

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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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Book note: Law, religion, health, in the U.S.

coming soon, based on a 2015 conference at Harvard Law School:   book launch September 27, 2017 learn more

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BU Graduate Conference on Religion and Health

abstract deadline: July 21, 2017 learn more

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Jewish art commemorates Sikh children in Delhi: response & resilience

If you’re in the Boston area this weekend, a play worth seeing (free but need to register):Kultar’s Mime is part of the Harvard University Pluralism Project’s new initiative, Communities Against Hate: Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston.

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Healthcare in America: Coming to New York

Learned about Remote Area Medical, serving health care needs in the USA for free, from a friend’s dentist. Since 1985, they’ve worked in whatever states allow volunteer out-of-state physicians and dentists to offer their professional services free for weekend clinics … Continue reading

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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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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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Food, Poverty, Liturgy: Upcoming Lecture

Learn more about St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto

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