Monthly Archives: September 2013

Don’t forget to brush

Dr. Brittany Seymour is a Harvard-based dentist and faculty member in global health. Several years ago she realized that the “mission model” of serving the world’s poor with short-term “fix it” dental services was a seriously deficient approach to this … Continue reading

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New Website for New City Initiative

Visit the new website of the New City Initiative a Portland-based group that partners with faith communities in the effort to end homelessness in America. NCI was inspired by the example, from late antiquity, of Basil, bishop of Caesarea (modern … Continue reading

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Health and Fasting: A View from Antiquity

Take fasting, O you paupers, as the companion of your home and table; O you servants, as rest from the continual labors of your servitude; O you rich, as the remedy that heals the damage caused by your indulgence and … Continue reading

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Marketplace: Uganda

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Illness in wealthy America: New book on the American healthcare paradox

What can America learn about good health care from the things people are doing better than us around the world? Why are ordinary American in worse health–at more cost–than poor (and rich) people in other countries? Get the scoop from … Continue reading

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How Memphis is fixing health care

“It really does take a village,” says Alex Halperin, who describes how one hospital and hundreds of churches set a model for community health — and save money too. The Congregational Health Network at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, … Continue reading

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George Herbert on doctrine and life

A brittle crazie glasse… Doctrine and life, colours and light, in one When they combine and mingle… George Herbert, “The windows” (1633)

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