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What is Spiritual Care? Public Health

January 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Join us for the What Is Spiritual Care? Public Health webinar on Tuesday, January 12, at 12:00 pm. This is part of the International Association for Spiritual Care (IASC) five-part webinars series, exploring what spiritual care looks like through the lens of different professions. Each will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York) time (GMT -5) and will run approximately 1 hour and 45 min.

January 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET What Is Spiritual Care? Public Health

Moderator: Emmanuel Lartey, PhD (Candler School of Theology/Emory University, Atlanta)
Panelists: John Blevins, ThD
The Rev. Pauline Wanjiru Njiru, PhD Cand.
Mohammed Bailor Jalloh, MD

Registration is required for live participation in the webinar. There is a $25 fee to attend each webinar. Register for all five, and receive a discount. All webinars will also be livestreamed and recordings will be made available after each livestream on the IASC Facebook page.

For more information about the rest of the webinars, click here.

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John Blevins, ThD

Dr. John Blevins is an Associate Research Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (Atlanta USA). Trained in religious and theological studies with an emphasis in pastoral theology, John is the Director of the Interfaith Health Program, an initiative that aims to understand the varied influences of religion on individual and cultural beliefs, perceptions, and practices related to health.  John is also affiliate faculty in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School at Emory. He is actively working on initiatives at the intersection of religion and global health in over a dozen countries around the world. John has authored numerous academic articles on religion and public health and is the author of To Transfer the Empire of the World: Christianity’s Role on United States Global Health and Development Policy.

The Rev. Pauline Wanjiru Njiru, PhD Cand.

The Rev. Pauline Wanjiru Njiru is a priest in the Anglican church of Kenya working for The World Council of Churches – Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) as the Eastern Africa Regional Coordinator.  A PhD  candidate at the University of St Paul’s specialising in Mission studies, her areas of expertise include:  gender (transformative masculinities and femininities),  HIV, working with people on the margins especially grandmothers parenting grandchildren orphaned by AIDS and people living with HIV, spearheading intergenerational safe space conversations and mentoring young people.

Mohammed Bailor Jalloh, MD

Dr. Mohammed B. Jalloh is the Director of FOCUS 1000 in Sierra Leone and formally worked with UNICEF.  He coordinates inter-religious initiatives to improve child health.  The initiatives work with Christian clergy, Muslim imams, and traditional healers to address childhood illness and death in every district in the country.  Building on this network, Dr. Jalloh has also coordinated emergency response programs with faith leaders and faith communities in response to Ebola and in response to COVID-19.