Butler Seminar on Religion and World Civilization - Religion
and Global Health
This four-part seminar series brings scholars, religious leaders
and other experts from across the nation and around the world to
Butler for discussions about the intersection of religion and major
issues of our time. The seminar meets throughout the academic year
for evening presentations and question-and-answer sessions. All
sessions are 7-9 p.m. Most sessions are in the Krannert
Room of Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler
campus. Admission is free, but tickets are required
and available at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office and
Ticketmaster*. There is a limit of two tickets per
person. Tickets for the Jan. 29 and Feb. 26, 2013
events will be available Jan. 3, 2013. The box office is open 10
a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
*Ticketmaster fees apply
For more information contact Judith Cebula, Director, Center for Faith
and Vocation, at (317) 923-7252.
The Center for Faith and Vocation gratefully acknowledges the
financial support of Lilly Endowment Inc.
Brouse brochures from previous
View two recent video replays, part of the Butler University
Seminar on Religion and World Civilization, 2012-2013 Series.
"Religion and Health: Global Challenges for Healing and
"Religion and Wellness in Kenya and Indianapolis"
"Religion and Health in Latin America
and the Caribbean"
Faith and the Religious Landscape of South Asia"
Religion and Public Health in Latin America and the
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
Faith-based organizations have worked across Latin America and
the Caribbean for decades to improve living conditions, access to
clean water, immunization rates, and other basic healthcare. What
is their motivation in public health? What's the prognosis for
long-term collaboration with governments and secular groups?
The Rev. Thomas G. Streit is a research
assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of
Notre Dame in Indiana and director of the university's Haiti
Program. He has conducted research on the transmission and control
of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne infection that
affects more than 120 million people throughout the tropics.
Jennifer Snyder is associate professor in the
physician assistant program at Butler with a focus on internal
medicine and field experience in primary care medicine in
Michael Vance is professor of pharmacology at
Butler University, who travels extensively in Latin America.
Health, Faith, and the Religious Landscape of South Asia
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Religious-based outreach to combat poverty, including efforts to
bring healthcare to underserved people, has long been a mainstay of
development work in India and across South Asia. Much of that
healthcare in the last century has come from Christian-based
organizations serving majority Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim
communities. A veteran of 30 years of development work worldwide
explores the unique dynamics in the region.
Dr. Anil Henry is a general surgeon and medical
director of the Christian Hospital in Mungeli, India. Henry is the
son of Christian missionaries who grew up in India. After launching
his medical career in the United States, he returned to this
Central Indian city in 2003 to run its hospital, which us supported
by the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ) international missions division.
Chad Bauman is associate professor of religion
at Butler, and a scholar of South Asian religions.
Each seminar meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall, on
the campus of Butler University.