Monthly Archives: February 2016

When is human charity like feeding wild animals?

Think about it. Here’s Helen MacDonald’s New York Times essay that triggered this (outrageous?) question. Advertisements

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Think about global health by learning about world religions

Interesting upcoming Harvard edX : watch the teaser! Understanding world religions is an important piece in working with others peacefully and effectively to support and encourage global health. Harvard senior lecturer Diane Moore will be teaching a MOOC series of … Continue reading

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Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity: Book Talk

Click on above to read the full story or download as pdf.

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First do no harm: Environmentally responsible health care

“The fact that hospitals were poisoning people and the environment in the service of healing them was crazy,” says Gary Cohen, founder of  Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, … Continue reading

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Women’s Healing in the Rabbula Gospels

I recently learned that the 6th century illuminated Syriac manuscript known as the “Rabbula Gospels” is available online here. Below are two sample images from it of Gospel stories of women’s healing: the woman healed after 12 years of bleeding … Continue reading

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GiveWell recommends the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

learn more about the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Read more about GiveWell’s evaluation of this charitable organization

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Let us sing

“Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ “On Care for our Common Home,” 244

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