Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Divinity School


The Second Annual Symposium on

The Roles of Faith-Based Organizations in Public Health

Thursday, March 12th

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Harvard-Yenching Institute, Auditorium

2 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA

Reception to follow symposium

Welcome: Dr. Daniel Wikler, Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Opening Address (1:00-1:45 pm)

“Health and Faith in the Obama Era”

Kimberly Konkel

Associate Director for Health, Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, HHS

Panel 1 (1:45-3:15 pm)

Faith-Based Organizations in Public Health: Constitutional, Legal, and Ethical Issues

Melissa Rogers

Director, Wake Forest School of Divinity Center for Religion and Public Affairs;

Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Richard Katskee

Assistant Legal Director, American’s United for Separation of Church and State

Kevin Outterson

Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law

Moderator: Richard Parker

Lecturer in Public Policy, Sr. Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Panel 2 (3:30-5:00 pm)

Contraception and Faith: Including the Voice of Religion in Family Planning

Dianne Luby

President and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Rev. Eugene Rivers, III

Pastor, Azusa Christian Community; Co-chair, National TenPoint Leadership Foundation

Allan Hill

Andelot Professor of Demography, Dept. of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Lisa Sowle Cahill

J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology, Boston College

Nadine Weidman

Associate, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

Moderator: Dr. Marcia Castro

Assistant Professor of Demography, Harvard School of Public Health

Sponsored by: The Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health; Africa Health Forum; The Office of Student Life, Harvard Divinity School; HSPH Student Group for Reproductive Health and Rights

This event is open to the public.

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