Rise Up and Walk: Catholicism and Health Care across the Globe (World Catholicism Week 2020)

*For the full 3-day chedule, speaker lineup, and latest info, please visit http://worldcathweek.depaul.edu

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. 

Held Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19, this 12th annual World Catholicism Week conference will address some of the most pressing issues facing Catholic health care​ providers around the globe. It brings together speakers from Uganda, India, Ecuador, South Korea, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Zambia who will discuss

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


Sr. Carol Keehan, DC

  • Immediate Past President/CEO of the Catholic Health Association
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine

David Cayley

  • Award-winning journalist & host of CBC Radio One's "Ideas" (Toronto)
  • Author of Ideas on the Nature of Science


Friday, April 17 at 3:30pm to 8:30pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), Rm. 314 AB
2250 N Sheffield Ave

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.

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