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Divisive Times: Trust and Cooperation in Professional Relationships

April 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

After a year of disaster and interpersonal turbulence, clergy, lawyers and physicians have a unique challenge and an important role in confronting misinformation and rebuilding individuals’ faith and trust in our most critical institutions, including our own. Join us on April 30 as we explore techniques to create space for intellectual humility and conviction in order to restore trust and rebuild relationships of mutual respect.

Keynote Speaker and Facilitator

Jill DeTemple, PhD, is the chair of SMU’s Religious Studies Department and professor of Anthropology. Dr. DeTemple is an expert in reflective structured dialogue practices, with her research recently featured in the Dallas Morning News and TEDxSMU.


Panel Speakers

Padmaja Reddy, MD: Assistant Professor of Palliative Care at Parkland Health and Hospital System and UT Southwestern

Rabbi David Stern, MA: Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El

Sakina Rasheed Foster, JD: Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP

Continuing Education InformationClergy CEU: This activity has been approved for .3 continuing education units (CEUs) for clergy and religious professionals.Physician CME: The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Lawyer CLE: Approval pending approval for continuing legal education ethics credits (CLEs)

The Conference of the Professions brings together members of law, medicine, and theology in the Dallas area to discuss common challenges—ethical and otherwise—facing these professions. The conference is a joint effort and collaboration between the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Bar Association, SMU Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMU Dedman School of Law, SMU Perkins School of Theology, Faith Commons, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


April 30, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm