“Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health” Conference Information

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Religion and public health are not often considered together, in scholarship or in practice. Each community may regard the other with skepticism or give them little thought at all.  And yet, religious practices and communities around the globe have a daily impact on their health of their populations, and in some quarters there are long-standing partnerships between faith communities and public health agencies. This conference brings together scholars in public health, religious studies, theology, medicine, nursing, law, ethics, anthropology, and sociology to discuss the new book, Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health (Oxford University Press, 2014), and map the sometimes contentious, sometimes cooperative intersection of these two sectors. 

Co-sponsored by: Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, The Hightower Fund, Interfaith Health Program, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Ethics
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