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September 2020

Healthcare, Coronavirus and the Church

Friday, September 25, 2020, 1PM | Online (Zoom)

The Coronavirus has presented an immense challenge to our medical and public health institutions. Not only has it revealed inequity and other failures in our healthcare system, it has also revealed deep seated problems in how we understand medicine, suffering, and illness. Where medicine reaches the limits of its power, faith communities often try to attend to the patient’s deeper needs. But what do we do when medical responses to the pandemic prevent meaningful spiritual care? How should the medical… […]

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October 2020

TMC Seminar (Online): “Capitalism and the Social Origins of Psychological Distress,” Bruce Rogers-Vaughn, LCPT, PhD

Friday, October 2, 2020, 11:30AM | Webinar

Bruce Rogers-Vaughn is an ordained minister, pastoral psychotherapist, and teacher. He received a Ph.D. in Religion and Personality from Vanderbilt University in 1991. Previously a pastor and a chaplain, he has maintained a clinical practice in pastoral psychotherapy for over 30 years. He is co-founder of a non-profit agency, The Pastoral Center for Healing, where he continues his clinical practice. He has also taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School since the 1990s, where he now serves as Associate Professor of the… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online): “Duty and Justice in Jewish Bioethics: The Questions of Vaccines and Pandemics,” Laurie Zoloth, RN, PhD

Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:30AM | Webinar

REGISTer Registration is free and gives access to all seminars in the series. Laurie Zoloth is the Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics. A  leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies, Laurie Zoloth’s research explores religion and ethics, drawing from sources ranging from Biblical and Talmudic texts to postmodern Jewish philosophy,… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online): “Spirituality and Disability in Patient Care: Where We Are Now and Hopes for the Future,” Sarah Jean Barton, OTR/L, ThD

Friday, October 30, 2020, 11:30AM | Webinar

REGISTer Registration is free and gives access to all seminars in the series. Dr. Barton is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Theological Ethics at Duke. She holds a dual appointment at Duke University School of Medicine in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as at Duke Divinity School. Her research focuses on questions at the intersections of theology and disability, bioethics, and liturgy. Dr. Barton’s research methodology prioritizes collaborative and participatory research… […]

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November 2020

TMC Seminar (Online): “Health and Salvation: How are they related in the Gospels?” Teresa Forcades i Vila, MD, PhD

Friday, November 13, 2020, 11:30AM | Webinar

REGISTer Registration is free and gives access to all seminars in the series. Teresa Forcades i Vila (1966) is a physician, theologian and Benedictine nun in the mountain monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat (Catalonien, Spain). Master of Divinity (Harvard, 1997), doctor in Medicine (U. Barcelona, 2004) and doctor in Sacred Theology (Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya, 2007). In English she has published ‘Faith and Freedom’ (Polity Press, 2016) and the widely distributed booklet ‘Crimes and Abuses of the Pharmaceutical… […]

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