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September 2020

TMC Seminar (Online): “African American Spirituality, Serious Illness, and the Covid-19 Crisis,” Dr. Gloria White-Hammond

Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:30AM | Webinar

Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D. is Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Boston, MA, www.bethelame.org and the Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School (HDS). Dr. White-Hammond’s “ministry of healing” spans four decades and 2 continents. She served as a pediatrician at the South End Community Health Center from 1981-2008.  In 2002, White-Hammond co-founded My Sister’s Keeper to provide humanitarian and human rights support to women and girls who were victims of conflict in Sudan and South Sudan. Dr. White-Hammond… […]

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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 is a physician, theologian and Benedictine nun in the mountain monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat in Spain.  She holds a Master of Divinity (Harvard) and doctorates in medicine (University of Barcelona), public health (University of Barcelona), and sacred theology (Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya). She is the author of many books, booklets, and articles including Faith and Freedom (Polity Press, 2016) and… […]

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January 2021

TMC Seminar (Online) || (Mal)formation in Medical Training: A Conversation with Carl Elliott, MD, PhD and Stanley Hauerwas, PhD

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Carl Elliott is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. Elliott is the author or editor of seven books, including White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine (Beacon, 2010)… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online) || “How are [or are not] early Christian hospitals useful to religious imaginaries today that seek to promote modern clinical and global health?” with Susan Holman, MS, MTS, PhD

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Susan R. Holman is the John R. Eckrich Chair and Professor of Religion and the Healing Arts at Valparaiso University. An award-winning writer and scholar, she is a New Englander whose career began as a registered dietitian working with low-income families in Boston hospitals and community health centers. She earned her M.S. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts/New England Medical Center, M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and Ph.D. in… […]

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February 2021

TMC Seminar (Online) || “The intersection of gender and denomination on cardiovascular disease risk factors for African Americans” with Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, PhD

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards is the Associate Director of Research for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and an Assistant Professor at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Bentley-Edwards’ interdisciplinary research focuses on how culture, gender and racism influence healthy development throughout the lifespan. Her health equity-based research has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her current NIH projects examine the role of religion… […]

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TMC Seminar (Online) || “Saved by Grace Through Pharma? The Bible and Preventive Medicine” with Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4:30PM | Online (Zoom)

C. Kavin Rowe is the George Washington Ivey Distinguished Professor of New Testament and the Associate Dean of the Faculty. He is the author of four books: Early Narrative Christology (de Gruyter, 2006, repr. Baker, 2009),World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age (Oxford, 2009), One True Life: the Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions (Yale, 2016), and, most recently, Christianity’s Surprise: A Sure and Certain Hope (Abingdon, 2020). He has also co-edited two books, published over fifty… […]

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