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In This Issue:

  • January 18: Veritas Forum and Discussions (no BHF Dinner - come out to the forum and the dinner/discussions following)
  • February 15-17: Winter Retreat - Registration Closes February 1st!
  • The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellowship at Duke University: Application Deadline January 15th
January 18th: Veritas Forum at Harvard Medical School

Religion and Medicine: Should they Mix?

RSVP Here for Veritas Forum

This forum will feature speakers both for and against the integration of religion with the practice of medicine. It represents an easy avenue to find out more about objections to integration: such as limited time, doctors not properly trained for it, it is unethical given the power dynamic, and much more. The forum will also equip you with evidence for integration: from empirical studies to ethical arguments. What an opportunity to dig deeper into this important issue and have the chance to engage with those who may have differing views. 

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 / 6:30-8:30 pm
(Note: Dinner discussions immediately following the event will occur at rooms in the same building from 8:50-10 pm)

RSVP here if you would like to join one of the dinner discussions immediately following the event. Food will be provided:

If you are interested in helping to facilitate a discussion following the event then please reply to this email and let Andrew know. He will respond and let you know if your help is needed. 

TMEC Amphitheater (260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115)


Tia Powell, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Director of Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics (prior Executive Director of New York State's bioethics commission).
Tyler VanderWeele, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health: Professor of Epidemiology (recipient of the 2017 COPSS Presidents' Award, the "Nobel prize/Field's Medal of statistics)
Lydia Dugdale, MD, Yale School of Medicine: Associate Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics (editor of "Dying in the Twenty-first Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well)
Richard Sloan, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center: Professor of Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry (author of "Blind Faith: The Unholy Alliance of Religion and Medicine")

Howard Koh, MD, Harvard School of Public Health: Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership (former US Assistant Secretary for Health nominated by President Barack Obama)

Sponsored by:  Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, the Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality at Harvard Medical School, the Thomistic Institute
Winter Retreat, February 15-17th

Registration is Now Open!

Come join students, trainees, and professionals in healthcare and research from the Boston area and beyond at Toah Nipi Retreat Center (Rindge, NH) from Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th (Weekend of President's Day).

This year's speaker will be Bill Pearson, PhD. He is an associate professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Augusta University Medical College who has over 30 years of experience in medical ministry. He has a history with Boston. He helped to found the Longwoood Christian Community and the Boston Healthcare Fellowship. We are excited to hear what he has to share with us! 

The theme for this year's retreat is Picking Up the Pieces of God's Image.

Please register now so that you don't miss out on a weekend of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth. 
More information and the link for registration can be found on our website -

Registration is set to close on February 1st so don't delay and register today!


The Theology, Medicine, and Culture (TMC) Fellowship

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School is accepting applications for The Theology, Medicine, and Culture (TMC) Fellowship with a priority deadline of January 15, 2019. The Fellowship provides in-depth Christian theological formation for those with vocations to healthcare. They have both one-year and two-year tracks, with the latter completing a Masters in Theological Studies degree. All Fellows receive >50% tuition support, and they now have a limited number of full tuition scholarships for those completing the MTS. Students can learn more at:


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Thanks for reading!

- The BHF Team

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