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Sacred Medicine
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Farmer How liberation theology can inform public health. TWO OF MY greatest teachers were Latin American ...

An Offering of Self
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the path to civility and peace can be found somewhere along the path from my house to a Malinki village. This morning, Madu walked the one kilometer path from his village to ...

It's Empowered Birth Awareness Week
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

September 3 (Labor Day) launched “Empowered Birth Awareness Week,” which, sponsored by ImprovingBirth.org, aims to raise people’s consciousness concerning the notion of “evidence-based maternity care,” the les ...

Reconciling Faith and (Social) Science
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

Maybe we haven't all heard the thunder clap yet, but the lightning bolt struck a while ago. We are going to have to adjust our reading of the Bible to coincide with a modern scientific understanding of th ...

Doctor, Will You Pray With Me?
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

A new survey of medical patients found that prayer — with their physician — is for many an important part of the treatment process. According to American Medical News: About two-thirds of patients believe do ...

Five Questions for Catherine Rowan
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg "I think it is a spiritual task to struggle with questions such as what and who we place at the center of our eco ...

We Paid for Them
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter Maybarduk The U.S. should put publicly funded medicines in reach of the world's poor. IN THE LATE ...

Hurricanes and Spoiled Romance
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When our ideas about nature come primarily from Sierra Club calendars or selected snippets from Thoreau, an east coast earthquake and monster hurricane (in the same week) are powerful wake-up calls. ...

Worship, Liturgy, and an Introduction to Poet Scott Kinder-Pyle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian pastor in Spokane, Washington, and the featured poet in <em>Sojourners</em>' July issue. Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian p ...

The Egyptian Drama and Israel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Within the American news cycle, the front-and-center story about Egypt has three areas of interest: What will it mean for Egypt? Within the American news cycle, the front-and-cent ...

Give Smart: Three Tips to Make Donations Count
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A lot of us don't have as much disposable income as we had two or three years ago. Some of us have a lot less. But Christmas is coming, and we still want to give. A lot of us ...

George W. Bush Led on AIDS. Will Obama?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS.</p> The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS. It was not that l ...

Synthetic Life: The Final Frontier?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

There are long stories and short stories. Stories that people in a hundred years will be talking about, and stories that will fade in a few months. There are long stories and shor ...

An Open Letter to Parents Who Owe Child Support
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The legal definition of Child Support is "periodic monetary payments by the non-custodial parent for the care of his or her minor child." In our country, non-custodial parents are usually obligat ...

Excitement and Depression in the Potential for Change in Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

I have been reluctant to write about health care recently. I have been reluctant to write about health care recently. My 11-month-old son will be going in for major brain surg ...

My Hometown Makes the Front Page of The Washington Post
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p>At a recent holiday party, I tried to describe my hometown of Warren, Ohio.</p&g ...

Three Ways to Remind Hospitals Why They Exist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

What to do as a Christian when presented with an injustice? I missed. What to do as a Christian when presented with an injustice? I missed. After sharing my story about how outr ...

World AIDS Day and Rosa Parks' Civil Disobedience
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

December 1 is World AIDS Day. December 1 is also the day that Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat on a bus in Montgomery. December 1 is World AIDS Day. December 1 is also the d ...

Why Celebrate Columbus Day?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

From the journal of Christopher Columbus:</p> From the journal of Christopher Columbus: In all the world, there is no better people nor better country. They love their ...

Health Care: Human Right, Civil Right, Privilege, or Market Commodity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

What is health care?</p> What is health care? Is it a human right, civil right, privilege or market commodity? Is it a public good, moral obligation, government obligat ...

How Our Health-Care System Wrecks People Who Play by the Rules
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on. Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on. This course was set due to illness w ...

Why the U.S. Ranks 37 Among World Health Systems, Plus Four Alternative Models
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The United States is the richest nation on earth. It has some of the best-trained physicians and best medical facilities on earth. It is a leader in medical innovation and medical education. ...

A Doctor Makes Sense of the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As the debate over health-care reform heats up, conflicting claims from both sides make it increasingly difficult to sort out the issues and choose a position for which to advocate. ...

I'm Awake at 3 a.m. because My Ribs are Hurting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

For 25 years I have been a member of a private health insurance plan that seemed to be meeting my needs. My problems were routine, and so were their responses.</p> For 25 y ...

As a Pediatrician, a Muslim, and a Mother: Speaking Out for Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As representatives from many different faiths, we stand together today, united in our support for health-care reform so that affordable, quality health care can be made available to all. ...

An Essential Point in the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As debates rage over the proposed health-care reform (which I strongly support), I believe many politicians, activists, religious leaders, and ideologues are missing an essential point. ...

Interfaith Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Hospital waiting rooms are glum places pretty much everywhere. People, sick or injured, wait and wait and wait. Nowhere are the huge gaps between rich and poor so graphically in evidence. ...

Health-Care Reform is a Life and Death Issue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

We need health-care reform to ensure that others aren't caught in the web of inconsistent mental health care and the inability to get needed medicine. We need health-care re ...

Is National Health Care Hazardous to Your Health? Check the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Various Web sites and e-mails are reporting that cancer survival rates are much higher in the U.S. than in various European countries. Various Web sites and e-mails are reporting ...