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Religion, Public Health and COVID-19: Tips and Tools for Teaching about Religion Remotely
April 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDTFree
We have organized this rapid-response webinar to offer advice, historical context and collegial support for scholars impacted by the global pandemic. Educators face the unprecedented challenge of transitioning from in-person to virtual instruction in a matter of days – all while juggling care for children who are home from school, family or friends who may need medical attention and personal mental and physical health. We will discuss how scholars of religion can share research about religion and public health, teach about religion remotely with fair grading options, manage tenure processes and speak about religion and medicine with different publics.
We are pleased to host co-presenters including Lee H. Butler, distinguished service professor of theology and psychology at the Chicago Theological Seminary; Ellen Idler, director of Emory’s Religion and Public Health Collaborative; Pamela Klassen, professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto; Doug Oman, associate adjunct professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley; and Phillis Isabella Sheppard, associate professor of religion, psychology and culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School. More panelists may be added. The webinar will include a presentation and extended Q&A.