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The Holy Friendship Summit: Healing the Heart of Southern Appalachia

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8AM | Celebration Church

The Holy Friendship Summit will hold a conference on May 18-19, 2018, entitled, “The Holy Friendship Summit: Healing the Heart of Southern Appalachia.” This conference aims to gather clergy, clinicians, and congregants to to produce networks and share resources regarding opioid addiction in Southern Appalachia and will feature local and nationally renowned experts, who will provide a broad array of perspectives about the opioid addiction crisis. Farr A. Curlin, MD, Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School, is one of 15 members of a multidisciplinary steering committee that will host this two-day conference.

The conference will also feature several TMC affiliated faculty as speakers, including Ray Barfield, MD, PhD, associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke Divinity School and director of the Pediatric Quality of Life and Palliative Care Program at Duke University; Warren Kinghorn, M.D., Th.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pastoral and Moral Theology, Duke University Medical Center and Duke Divinity School; and Richard Payne, MD, Esther Colliflower Professor of Medicine and Divinity at Duke Divinity School.

For more information, please see the conference website.


May 18, 2018 | 8:00 am
May 19, 2018 | 3:00 pm


The Holy Friendship Summit
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Celebration Church
429 Shipley Ferry Road
Blountville, TN 37617 United States
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