Rise Up and Walk: Catholicism and Health Care across the Globe

Speakers from Uganda, India, Ecuador, South Korea, Kenya, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Zambia come together on Zoom to address some of the most pressing issues facing Catholic health care providers around the world in this 12th World Catholicism Week conference.

The Catholic Church is perhaps the largest provider of health care in the world. From sophisticated Catholic hospital systems to small rural clinics, the Church continues the legacy of healing begun by Jesus. Today, however, the gap between technologically advanced medicine and the needs of the desperately poor continues to widen. 

Topics covered in this conference include

  • Catholic health care services & strategies 
  • biblical and theological narratives of health & healing
  • the relationship between Western & non-Western traditions of medicine
  • healing trauma & invisible wounds
  • Catholic partnerships between the global South & global North


Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN, FAAN
Thomas A. Saunders III Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia
~ Keynote topic: "Catholic Sisters in Health Care: Conflict, Entanglements, and Crossovers in Medicine, Nursing, and Religion"

David Cayley
Award-winning journalist & former host of CBC Radio One's "Ideas"
~ Keynote topic: "Medical Nemesis, Remembered"
For a full list of all speakers, their bios, and descriptions of their topics, please visit the 2021 Speakers page of the conference website.

Dial-In Information

Everyone who registers on the Eventbrite site will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link, passcode, etc., a couple of days before the event.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

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