Are you a Christian in healthcare who longs to experience your healing work as a calling? Do you believe that the church should matter for modern healthcare? Do you long to connect your work with your Christian commitments?
If so, join us September 25th – 26th, 2020 for
PRactice and PResence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care
Held at Duke Divinity School, Practice and Presence aims to help health care practitioners imagine and engage their vocations with clarity, faith, and joy.
Stay tuned for information about our 2020 Practice & Presence Gathering:
“Be Made Whole”: Re-Membering Health
Modern medicine is characterized by treating the body as machine. This approach has generated remarkable technological capacities to fix broken bodies, but in doing so, Wendell Berry argues, it has advanced a false vision of creaturely health and come often to obstruct the healing that humans need. What is a truer vision of creaturely health? What is the healing that humans need, and how can Christian health care practitioners cooperate in that healing? Over two nights and days, participants will consider these questions in light of Christian tradition and the practices of Christian communities, while joining in prayer, worship, and friendship with others called to participate in Christ’s healing ministry.