What would Solomon do?

Since posting below, welcome the Washington Post response from two New Testament theologians June 15 on the Bible’s moral mandate and support for welcoming immigrants and aliens. Thank you Professors Aymer and Nasrallah.

Dahlia L, Schlanger M. Slate 2018; Jun 15. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-you-can-fight-family-separation-at-the-border.html.

Posted in Educational resource, Marketplace photo, News, Overheard, Web resource

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 religion relates to the practice of medicine, with particular attention to the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The forum is intended in a spirit that builds bridges between theory and practice, science and theology, the academy and lay communities, the various health professions, and the Abrahamic religious traditions.

learn more

Posted in Conference, Educational resource, Upcoming Event

Pain by Art Scale

A new and useful tool for health care providers!
click to view the post and download the entire 10-point guide.

Learn more about the use of art in medicine:
“What Doctors can Learn from Looking at Art” (Dhruv Khullar, New York Times 2016)
Ars Practica: Observation in Practice (a teaching model)

Posted in Overheard, Photo essay, Web resource

The Stopping Places – and Health

Oxford Theology graduate Damien Le Bas has just published a welcome memoir on growing up Romany (“Gypsy”) in Britain. Read an extract here.

Read an interview with the author.

Learn more about the Roma at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights’ Roma Program, founded by Roma activist and scholar Margareta (Magda) Matache.

Explore health-related consequences of discrimination against Roma in the December 2017 Health and Human Rights Journal

Posted in Booknote, Overheard


On my mind these days,
during a sudden window
of poignant loss,


from a very old calendar
(click to view enlarged)
Posted in Reflection

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, November 6-8, 2018. This three-day introduction (at no cost to those selected) brings together interested students, faculty, and administrators to talk about graduate programs that span religious and cultural divides to prepare ethical leaders to work in a complex world. Applications available SOON. Learn more.

Posted in Educational resource, News, Upcoming Event

By the Waves

“…a photograph of the garden of the spirit…may we all
relax and put our hands in our pockets by the waves where god lives…”

(lines from RS Thomas and friends)
Posted in Photo essay, Reflection