H & D

Topic: Cultural Issues

‘Cura’

Posted on January 1, 2008

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.

Topics: H&D, Cultural Issues

Competency in Understanding Health-Care Disparities in African-American Communities

Posted on January 1, 2007

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.

Topics: H&D, Cultural Issues, Healthcare System

A Watchman's View

Posted on January 1, 2007

The author anticipates major power shifts in the body of Christ and urges majority culture readers to aopt a "third paradigm" in minsitry partnerships

Topics: H&D, Missional Living, Cultural Issues

Church-based Health Fair as Caring (and Threatening) Presence

Posted on January 1, 2006

The author describes his church's health fair as an example of compassionate and counter-culture service among the poor.

Topics: H&D, Cultural Issues, Missional Living

A Christian Critique of Equity

Posted on January 1, 2005

A provacative discussion of the biblical definition of equity, the limitations of advocacy, and Christians' call to follow Jesus.

Topics: H&D, Cultural Issues, Healthcare System

The HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean:

Posted on January 1, 2005

The authors describe AIDS Christian Caribbean Empowerment Services and Solutions (ACCESS), a pilot project to develop comprehensive health care clinics in the Caribbean.

Topics: H&D, HIV/AIDS, Cultural Issues, Community Development

The Miracle of Healing

Posted on January 1, 2004

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."

Topics: H&D, Cultural Issues, Whole-Person Care

Culture of Despair - John Perkins

Posted on January 1, 1994

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 thatit 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.

Topics: H&D, Cultural Issues