Faith-Based Health Justice in Times of Global Trauma and Transformation

June 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Charity alone can provide but a fraction of an answer to the global health challenges of the twenty-first century. Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities (2021), a new volume discussing faith and health justice today, has raised such questions. Providing new empirical examples and developing theoretical discussions from contexts around the globe, this edited collection is an important contribution to further discussion on a vital but understudied issue.

This event gathered academics and practitioners to share knowledge and reflect and build on the findings presented in the book. Through an understanding of faith-based health justice, which has now entered the era of a global pandemic, speakers explored reflections on the health traumas we are witnessing and the opportunities such a rupture creates for transforming fragile and fragmented forms of health justice from a faith-based lens. Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at the Berkley Center, gave a keynote speech. Dr. Josephine Sundqvist, secretary-general of LM International, moderated. The full program is available here.

This event was co-sponsored by the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak), Helsinki; The Faculty of Theology at University of Helsinki; Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Religion and Society (CRS) at Uppsala University; The Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota; LM International, Stockholm; and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

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