The author draws on wisdom writings and the example of Jesus to accentuate the importance of compassion, cultural awareness and humanity into the clinical health-care encounter. Rowe then applies this cura approach to the specific situation of refugees and their health care.
Rowe gives essential competencies for health-care providers wanting to serve effectively for Christ in an African-American cultural context. Hint: The first step is admitting that you don't know what you don't know.
The author anticipates major power shifts in the body of Christ and urges majority culture readers to aopt a "third paradigm" in minsitry partnerships
The author describes his church's health fair as an example of compassionate and counter-culture service among the poor.
A provacative discussion of the biblical definition of equity, the limitations of advocacy, and Christians' call to follow Jesus.
The authors describe AIDS Christian Caribbean Empowerment Services and Solutions (ACCESS), a pilot project to develop comprehensive health care clinics in the Caribbean.
Taken from the author's plenary speach at CCHF's2004 conference, this article exhorts readers to embrace the African defintion of health - "one that is holistic,...where the whole person and the whole community are included in order to achieve wholeness."
All of us who live in cities know that things are desperate. The media seems to take some perverse delight in chronicling how bad things are in our urban areas. But we don't need the media to tell us that—it is a reality that many of us have to live with day after day. It is easy to be overwhelmed by hopelessness. John Perkins writes about this critical situation and the role that the church needs to play in restoring hope.