Dozens of abortion curbs challenged in lawsuit by Texas clinic

Politico, June 14, 2018
by Renuka Rayasam and Jennifer Haberkorn

AUSTIN, Texas — A group of Texas abortion clinics and nonprofits filed a sweeping lawsuit against the state Thursday challenging dozens of abortion laws, some of which were passed at least two decades… Read More

Ireland votes resoundingly to repeal abortion ban

CNN, May 26, 2018
by Kara Fox and Dakin Andone

Dublin, Ireland (CNN)Ireland has voted an emphatic "Yes" to amend the country's constitution to enable legislation that would allow women to have an abortion in a historic and emotionally charged referendum.… Read More

Is This Hospital Takeover Permitted? Ask the Catholic Church

Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2018
by Melanie Evans

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis. It isn't just the Federal Trade Commission scrutinizing U.S. health-care mergers these days. The Vatican… Read More

Preventing Mitochondrial Diseases

Trends in Molecular Medicine, Volume 24, Issue 5 (May 2018)
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

AbstractMutant mitochondrial DNA gives rise to a broad range of incurable inborn maladies. Prevention may now be possible by replacing the mutation-carrying mitochondria of zygotes or oocytes at risk with… Read More

Assisted Reproduction in Israel: Law, Religion, and Culture

Brill Research Perspectives, March 20, 2018
by Avishalom Westreich

From the article: The theme of this composition is the right to procreate in the Israeli context. Our discussion of this right includes the implementation of the right to procreate, restrictions on the… Read More

Assisted Reproduction in Israel: Law, Religion, and Culture

Brill, March 20, 2018
by Avishalom Westreich (Visiting Scholar)

From the article: The theme of this composition is the right to procreate in the Israeli context. Our discussion of this right includes the implementation of the right to procreate, restrictions on the… Read More

Call for Proposals: Technologies’ Impacts on Human Relationships
Institute of Buddhist Studies

Deadline: May 07, 2018

General DescriptionThe Institute of Buddhist Studies, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites proposals from scholars across the academic disciplines specializing in any religious… Read More

Call for Proposals
Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Ways of Knowing 2017, the 6th annual graduate conference on religion at Harvard Divinity School, will be held October 26-28, 2017 in on the HDS campus in Cambridge, MA. The General Call for Papers… Read More

ORDER NOW & GET 20% OFF! Law, Religion, and Health in the United States

Cambridge University Press, July 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Elizabeth Sepper

About the Book: While the law can create conflict between religion and health, it can also facilitate religious accommodation and protection of conscience. Finding this balance is critical to addressing… Read More

Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, November 3, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm

2016 George W. Gay Lecture Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?Martha MinowMorgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School   Thursday, November 3, 2016,… Read More

Bosses in the Bedroom: Religious Employers and the Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Care

Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (forthcoming)
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Gregory Curfman

Abstract:       This chapter uses the controversy over mandated contraceptive coverage in employer health plans as a jumping-off point to do two things: (1) evaluate the proper… Read More

Bosses in the Bedroom

In Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, Published online July 5, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Gregory Curfman

Abstract: This chapter uses the controversy over mandated contraceptive coverage in employer health plans as a jumping-off point to do two things: (1) evaluate the proper scope of religion in the workplace—not… Read More

SRC Doctoral Fellows Program
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: May 30, 2016

The Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive two-year fellowship that provides exposure, intellectual training, and skill set for doctoral students interested in issues related to science, religion, and culture.… Read More

SRC Junior Fellows Program
Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: June 01, 2016

Open to master's students and advanced undergraduates with research interests in science studies and religious studies, the Junior Fellowship is an opportunity for young scholars to develop their skills,… Read More

Global Health, Religion, and Culture: Shaping the Conversation
Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University

Deadline: April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:30pm Location: 104 Mount Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge Join the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator for a brainstorming discussion… Read More

Call for Applications: Science, Religion, and Culture Fellowship for Master’s Students
Harvard Divinity School

Deadline: September 08, 2015

SRC Junior Fellows Program Open to master’s students with research interests in science, religion, and culture, the Junior Fellows Program is an opportunity for young scholars to develop their skills,… Read More

What Does Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Mean For Health Care?

Health Affairs Blog, April 21, 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch spoke on the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Petrie-Flom Center's Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review in January 2015. In this new… Read More

Religious colleges seek contraception mandate exception like for-profit companies

Washington Times, April 6, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: Corporations with religious objections have already been granted relief from Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, but religious colleges and charities are still fighting the administration… Read More

Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana? Lauren Taylor will guide a discussion about the value and limits of "taking religion seriously" in efforts… Read More

Regional Bioethics Faculty Position
Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care, Cleveland Clinic

Deadline: July 01, 2015

The Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care at Cleveland Clinic and its Department of Bioethics invite applications for a Professional Staff (faculty) position in the Section of Regional Bioethics.… Read More

No faith in health reform

Crain's: New York Business, November 23, 2014
by Caroline Lewis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Under the health-care-sharing ministry model, before coverage kicks in, a household pays a monthly fee that "is matched with another's eligible medical bills," according to Christian Care Ministry's… Read More

Summer Institute in Bioethics
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University

Deadline: January 17, 2015

Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics is again hosting its intensive Summer Institute in Bioethics for US and international participants June 1 - July 24, 2015.  This eight-week… Read More

Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

by Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the right of the owners of "closely-held for-profit corporations" to refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception and contraceptive devices… Read More