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2016 marked the successful launch of our Practice & Presence conference. Over three days and two nights on Duke’s campus last May, our group of 60 participants explored how the church matters for modern medicine and healthcare; and engaged with scripture, theology, and Christian history to uncover how we can transform the way that health and healthcare are understood. Most importantly, we gathered together and formed a Fellowship of Christians in a variety of healthcare contexts – nurses, physicians, therapists, chaplains, and those still in training – all wanting to rest, reflect, and respond to God’s love for us and for our world. To imagine and engage our vocations with clarity, faith, and joy.

Our prayer is that Christian health care practitioners will be equipped to see with new eyes—to pay attention to how Christ is present to us in all of our clinical encounters.
--Farr Curlin, MD
We are excited to come together again as Christians and healthcare practitioners during the 2017 Gathering for Christians in Healthcare and invite you to join us! Our focus will be on finding God in all things. We are excited to pick up where we ended last year, and tune our eyes and hearts to find God present in all aspects of our work. Additionally, we will have the chance to learn from the Ignatian practice of discernment and decision-making and how to apply these to our vocations and callings. But most importantly, we look forward to continuing to foster and grow our fellowship with one another by sharing meals, conversation, and worship.
Click here to learn more about the 2017 Practice & Presence.
The TMC Fellowship invites Christians to invest a year of their time in theological formation at Duke Divinity School with the aim to equip participants to faithfully engage their vocations with respect to health and medicine. Throughout this year of intensive study, fellows will be part of a cohort sharing together both formal academic study and prayer, structured mentorship, weekly seminars, and community-based practicums.
A TMC Fellow's Reflection: Moving from "At" to "With"

“To move from “at” to “with” is to step into suffering’s beam. It is changing how we see our neighbor. For healthcare professionals, it is changing how we see our patients. For when we look “along” rather than “at,” we see not only ourselves – mirrored in our universal sentence to 'sickness, sorrow, pain, and death' – but also God.”
 
Click here to read more by one of our current TMC Fellows,
John Brewer Eberly, Jr.
At Duke Divinity School, we believe Christian tradition and the practices of Christian communities are powerful repositories of wisdom about illness, suffering, healing, and dying. We believe that attending to those who are sick remains a sacred vocation. The TMC Fellowship nurtures theological formation to equip participants for that important work.

The Priority Deadline for the 2017-2018 TMC Fellowship is January 15! Please help raise awareness of this unique program by sharing and forwarding this newsletter to friends and colleagues.
Important Dates & Events
Upcoming TMC Seminars
TMC Fellowship
Priority Deadline
January 15, 2017
TMC Seminar| Jeffrey Baker
Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD
Friday, January 20th
12:00-1:15pm

Reimagining Health Collaborative Application
Launch January 2017

Ray Barfield, MD, PhD
Friday, February 3rd
12:00-1:15pm

Practice & Presence
May 19-21, 2017

 

Susan Eastman, PhD
Friday, February 17th
12:00-1:15pm
Click here to see all upcoming TMC Events.
Asking broader questions of medicine

“Physicians who are able to engage the Christian tradition can help medicine recover some of the moral sources that have sustained the care of the sick and dying for centuries... Christians have long sustained those forms of care, and that’s what’s sometimes in danger of being lost in our modern, business-oriented practice of medicine."

Click here to read the full article published in Faith & Leadership.

To read more TMC stories, click here.
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