Monthly Archives: July 2015

AMOS in Nicaragua: Combining theology, human rights, and health

Fundacion AMOS Salud y Esperanza (AMOS Health and Hope Foundation) is a faith-based community organization in Nicaragua that builds from and within the concerns and  strengths of local neighbors to help improve health and overturn injustices related to poverty, disease, and … Continue reading

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on books and soul

      “The contents of the book go up to heaven like the soul” -Solomon Schechter, Studies in Judaism, 2nd series (1908), 1.

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Hm…I see a homeless person…what do I do: cross the street? walk around? hold my breath? forget about it? …

“A few years ago, I asked someone I respect what his policy is on giving out money to homeless people. He responded by saying, ‘I can’t always help them, but I can always acknowledge their existence.’” (University of Virginia student, … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor, on self-abandonment

Writing is a good example of self-abandonment. I never completely forget myself except when I am writing and I am never more completely myself than when I am writing. (Flannery O’Connor to Betty Hester, December 9, 1961, as quoted in … Continue reading

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“And when I was in prison, you visited me…”

Learn more from two heroes working for prison justice: Above: Wartburg Theology Professor Jennifer McBride, tells the story of Kelly Gissendaner, a death row prisoner who studied theology with McBride and gained the public support of world-renowned theologian Jürgen Moltmann. … Continue reading

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What is global health?

Looking for a short but solid and reputable reference to help you answer that question? Try this 4-page “Viewpoint” from the Lancet:

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New Lancet series on faith-based health care

Click on the screenshot above to view the full contents of this new series, published July 7, hear a podcast about key controversies, and download free pdfs of all 3 papers as well as the related comments and perspectives.

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