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April 2020

How do we find peace in our anxious moment?

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7PM

The Duke and UNC chapters of The Veritas Forum are hosting a virtual conversation featuring Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Dr. Nii Addy, and Dr. Michelle Kirtley entitled, “How do we find peace in our anxious moment?” The conversation will explore God and mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Warren Kinghorn is the Esther Colliflower Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology; Co-Director, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Nii Addy is… […]

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June 2020

CANCELLED: ARETE MEDICAL ETHICS SUMMER SEMINAR

Monday, June 15, 2020, 9AM | Duke University

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. Please contact Professor John Rose with questions: john.rose@duke.edu This seminar invites students to examine the central ethical questions that arise in the everyday practice of medicine and to interpret those questions through a moral framework drawing from both natural law and medicine’s traditional orientation toward the patient’s health. This framework will be contrasted with principlism and consequentialism as participants consider what sort of practice medicine is, whether it has a rational end or goal, and how… […]

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July 2020

“Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What it Means for Black Health”

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2PM

TMC faculty member Patrick Smith will be participating in a panel hosted by the American Journal of Bioethics entitled, “Black Bioethics: Racism, Police Brutality, and What it Means for Black Health,” on July 14, 11am PST/2pm EST. More information and register. […]

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September 2020

TMC Seminar (Online): “The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges,” John Swinton, RMN, RNMD, PHD

Friday, September 4, 2020, 11:30AM | Online (Zoom)

John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. For more than a decade John worked as a registered mental health nurse. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital and community mental health Chaplain alongside of people with severe mental health challenges who were moving from the hospital into the community. In 2004, he founded the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health… […]

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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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