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

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 […]

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New videos: Conversations during COVID-19

The Theology, Medicine and Culture (TMC) Initiative has been hosting a series of conversations about Christian responses to COVID-19 with faculty and alumni online via Zoom. Watch them here: On the Frontlines: Caring as Christians during COVID-19 with TMC alum Dr. Matt Frederick and TMC spiritual formation director Dr. Martha Carlough Triage, Resource, (Re)Allocation with […]

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Ethical Medicine Means Getting Political

In this opinion piece for the Hastings Center, TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson explores how COVID-19 brings into view the political dimensions of truly ethical medicine. “Dilemmas that clinicians face in the coronavirus pandemic–who gets the ventilator, the 80-year-old grandmother or the 20-year-old student?–are the bread and butter of mainstream bioethics. In medical school, my classmates […]

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How do we find peace in our anxious moment?

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 […]

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Webinar: What Says the Great Physician: Moral Reflection, Medical Ethics, and Cultural Narratives Amid COVID-19

Click the video link below to watch a webinar entitled, “What Says the Great Physician: Moral Reflection, Medical Ethics, and Cultural Narratives Amid COVID-19.” The webinar was hosted by The North Carolina Study Center and features Duke Divinity School Theology, Medicine, and Culture Professors Farr Curlin and Patrick Smith.  It explores questions of morality and […]

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Waiting for Renewal: Holy Saturday and COVID-19

by Anna Berry and Jenna Frush This week, Christians around the globe observe the arrival of Holy Week. Maundy Thursday marks the washing of feet, the breaking of bread, and the drinking of wine. On Good Friday, forty days of fasting and penance culminate in the crucifixion, with Easter Sunday celebrations following a short forty-eight […]

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COVID-19 can change our individualistic view of health and wellness

In an op-ed for The Tennessean, TMC Fellowship alumnus Benjamin Frush, MD, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic challenges our culture’s individualistic view of health. “As the country continues to grapple with the COVID 19 pandemic, it seems that our attempts to mitigate the virus’ spread through social distancing are being only partially adhered to, prompting local governments to enact more restrictive measures. Preview Like others in the […]

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