Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Healthcare

February 27, 2018

September 7, 2018 – September 9, 2018 all-day
Duke Divinity School
407 Chapel Dr
Durham, NC 27708

At its core, medicine is a practice of attending to those who suffer. Christians know that “those who suffer” are the neighbors we are called to love, even those in whom Jesus visits us (Mt. 25: 34-46). Who is equal to such a task? What does it look like when done well? What practices strengthen us for this sacred work? Join us in September as we wrestle with these questions, seeking to receive from God gifts that will renew us in our vocations as health care practitioners.

Over 3 days and 2 nights, on the campus of Duke University, nurses, physicians, therapists, students, chaplains, other health practitioners, and spouses will gather:

  • To tune our eyes and hearts to see how God is present in our work in health care
  • To engage scripture, theology, and Christian history—open to how our imaginations and our practices might be transformed
  • To grow in friendship with one another in the context of shared meals, conversation, prayer and worship
  • To rest, reflect, and respond to God’s love for us and for our world.


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