The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School will host its annual seminar series this fall online. These semi-monthly seminars are a regular gathering of faculty, fellows, students, and others interested in the intersections of theology, medicine, and culture.
Due to COVID-19, all TMC seminars in the series will be held online during 2020-21. The series is open to the public but registration is required. Continuing education credit is available.
The speakers and and available topics for the fall seminar series are:
- September 4 —"The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges," with John Swinton, R.M.N., R.N., Ph.D., Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen
- September 18 —"African American Spirituality, Serious Illness, and the COVID-19 Crisis," Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D., Swartz Resident Practitioner of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School and co-pastor of Bethel AME Church, Boston.
- October 2 — Bruce Rogers-Vaughn, L.C.P.T., P.h.D., Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Vanderbilt Divinity School
- October 16 — "Duty and Justice in Jewish Bioethics: The Questions of Vaccines and Pandemics" with Laurie Zoloth, R.N., Ph.D., 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
- October 30 — "Spirituality and Disability in Patient Care: Where We Are Now and Hopes for the Future" with Sarah Jean Barton, O.T.R./L., Th.D., Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Duke School of Medicine and Theological Ethics at Duke Duke Divinity School
- November 13 — "Health and Salvation: How are they related in the Gospels?" with Sister Teresa Forcades i Vila, M.D., Ph.D., physician, theologian and Benedictine nun in the mountain monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat in Catalonien, Spain.
See the event website for more details.