“On Hindu Bioethics: Respecting Diverse Beliefs in the Context of Western Medicine’s Standards of Care”
Dr. Sarma fleshes out the bioethical complexities that emerge from a malpractice case for which he was retained as an expert consultant, concerning an innocent infant, a child of Hindu parents, who was circumcised without the required parental consent. He argues that, given Hindu beliefs about the status and integrity of the body, the malpractice is contextually egregious, violates Hindu bioethics, and ought to incur consequential, rather than nominal, damages. In his presentation of the case, attendees will learn the fundamentals of Hindu bioethics as well as its application to a relevant case.
Bioethics Grand Rounds
Bunts Auditorium, Cleveland Clinic
Monday, November 12
12:00 pm– 1:00 pm
The Department of Religious Studies will host an open house on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm in Clark 206. Join us for pizza, Halloween candy, and a Game of Thrones screening and discussion.
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 6:00pm
Clark Hall, Room 206
“Is there a Universal Bioethics? Can “Western” Principles be Applied to Hindu Contexts?”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Annual Meeting, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA
October 20, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Last month’s Pennsylvania Grand Jury investigation is only the tip of the iceberg. As Dr. Brian Clites explains in this article, the Catholic Church has been silencing survivors and whistle-blowers since at least the 1950s.
Distinguished Lecturer: Tat siong Benny Liew
Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross
“Follow the Script[ure)? Rewriting Cultural &Religious Dictations”
Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C
Circumventing Methodological Challenges: Identity, Ritual, & the case of the Unwanted Circumcision of a Hindu Boy
Dr. Sarma fleshes out the methodological and bioethical complexities that emerge from a malpractice case for which he was retained as an expert consultant, concerning an innocent infant, a child of Hindu parents, who was circumcised without the required parental consent.
Friday, October 19 11:10-12:30
Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00pm
The Community of Saint Peter
7100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 125
Cleveland, OH 44103-4038
Women’s Leadership in the Twentieth-Century Church
We often think of women’s ordination as a progressive, “new” debate. But women have been asking for a greater role in the liturgy and eucharist for centuries. And American women were never closer to achieving that goal than in the 1940s – 1950s, when a cadre of exceptional young friends led ministries of social justice that gained the support of leading priests and bishops. Those three women were Dorothy Day, Patricia Crowley, and Nina Polcyn. Each of these women is well-known for the organizations they founded. (Dorothy founded the Catholic Worker movement. Patty founded the Christian Family Movement and, later, Call to Action. Nina founded the Catholic library movement.) Although less-frequently remembered for it, Day, Polcyn, and Crowley were also at the forefront of the debate over whether women could one day become deacons or priests. This lecture will explore the relationship between social justice and women’s ministry, using these three exemplars as case studies in the potential of and obstacles to increasing women’s leadership in the Church.
“The Karma and Dharma of Hindu Bioethics”
Identify principles of Hindu bioethics in order to improve physician- patient, physician-family, physician-nurse, and/or physician- physician communication and interaction.
Describe different strategies and techniques for identifying and responding to Hindu bioethical issues.
Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.
Harvey Morse Auditorium
South Tower, Plaza Level
“God Complexes” and “Complex Gods”: Emancipatory Practices in
Religion and Hip Hop
Dr. Joy Bostic, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will explore the use of “divine grammars” by Black hip hop and contemporary pop artists to address complex issues of race, gender, sexuality, power and divinity. A discussion will follow.
Tuesday, September 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Room A13 (Ground Floor)
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Dr. Timothy Beal will be presenting at the annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 14.