Science, Religion & Culture-2017 Student Conference

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New film about Partners In Health


List of upcoming theatre screenings

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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 and Public Health), Katelyn Long (Ecumenical Religious Practices and Public Health), and Dr. Michael Stein (Patient Spirituality Impact on Public Health). Learn more

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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 project is still very much on the table, but (long story) circumstances have made the timing just impossible right now. I will be doing what’s possible behind the scenes (and joining Harvard Divinity School’s new “Religions and the Practice of Peaceworking group as an alumni participant in the interim to keep me honest). But rather than image something that creates unfair and false hopes about what might be happening but isn’t (I don’t believe in that; it goes against all my ethics; thanks Mom!), visitors simply won’t see that page on the site until further notice.

Hopefully I’ll be able to creep along doing things behind the scenes since it’s something colleagues (maybe even you) have heartily endorsed.

If you want to know more, please be in touch directly. Thanks!

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Spirituality, Religion, Medicine: Coming Soon


For more about the editors’ work and the broader vision behind this book, visit the Harvard University Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality.

UPDATE: Journal of Religion and Health Book review

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Imagining a “freedom church” of the poor

The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis,, founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, talks about grassroots organization among those who live with poverty in the United States and worldwide,  how to engage in a society that fosters systemic injustices, and her new book, Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor.

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A friend remembers his maker

After a summer on the road in serious thought, this little friend insists on a moment to remember Michael Bond. Word has it that a new Paddington movie is due out soon.

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