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“Rekindle: Sisterships in Mission” Event Held in Partnership with RCA

On Thursday, Dec. 9th the Women’s Transformation and Leadership ministry from the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in collaboration with the Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) Foundation held a virtual celebration entitled “Rekindle: Sisterships in Mission”. The RCA Women’s Leadership group including Reverend Liz Testa, Coordinator for Women’s Transformation and Leadership, helped to design and host this global mission event for hope. The evening’s program highlighted the season of Advent, Dr. Ida Scudder’s 151st birthday, and CMC’s endeavor to construct a maternity hospital in the Jawadhi Hills region of south India.

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Lecture Series: Philip Yancey on “God, Medicine, and the Pandemic”

Philip Yancey shares the principles he has come to learn through years of writing about God and suffering. Yancey also speaks about his relationship with Dr. Paul Brand, a prominent physician who worked with leprosy patients at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, and how that relationship influenced his perception of pain.

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Lecture Series: “Leadership is a Series of Behaviors Rather than a Role for Heroes”

Dr. Raman speaks to the challenges and barriers often faced by women who have aspirations to rise to the head of their field –regardless of profession. Her personal testimonies regarding the trials and tribulations of balancing a career and family speak to the heart of many women who have chosen a similar path.

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Lecture Series: “Key Organizational Mindsets for Maximizing Social Impact”

In this talk, Dr. Prashantham explores how cultivating intrapreneurs within, with an entrepreneurial mindset; engaging with partners on the outside, with a collaborative mindset; and searching widely for inspiration, with a global mindset, can benefit nonprofits, while taking into account specific organizational contexts, like culture, resource constraints and local realities.

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Lecture Series: “Crisis Negotiation: From Death Grip to Open Hands”

The event “Crisis Negotiation: from Death Grip to Open Hands” was hosted by the Vellore CMC Foundation during Eastertide. Our guest lecturer, Dr. Julia Wattacheril, Director of the Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Columbia University-NY Presbyterian Hospital, spoke about the fact that God can pour “New wine into new wineskins, Mark 7:22” during a crisis.

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