Stanford University has a brand new and highly-motivated interfaith group. It’s called Faiths Acting In Togetherness and Hope, otherwise known by its acronym FAITH. On Saturday, November 7, the group organized its first Day of Interfaith Youth Service (DIYS). … Read more
Health care debate actually making Americans sicker
New research shows that the past few months of debate (often more like shouting) over the reform of the health insurance process has actually worsened our nation’s already-fragile health. I should probably disclaim what I just wrote and what I’m … Read more
links for 2009-10-28
This might be a bit like stream-of-consciousness, but I don’t want to spend time re-editing this later. It’s a workshop on the just peacemaking paradigm.
Susan Brooks-Thistlethwaite (Interfaith Youth Core board member and former seminary president) gave us a … Read more
Why faith? Part 2
A previous post addressed the religious imperative against malaria from the standpoint of those of us in the US, UK, and Canada. So why is the Faiths Act campaign so explicit about the work of churches and mosques on … Read more
Bed net + mosquito = malaria?
Asma is sitting in front of me on a hospital bed holding her son Abdalla’s hand. He’s lying down, semi-conscious, with a chloroquine drip in his arm. She’s wearing a black abaya with gold feather trim at the sleeves.
Abdalla … Read more
I can read Greek, but I understand not a lick of it. That makes this giant old stone thing very difficult to figure out.… Read more
Leprosy and “Kingdom work”
For the last two weeks, one particular session for the Tanzanian portion of our training program had been in the back of my mind, waiting. The itineraries we received in London listed a “Visit to leprosarium,” and we were informed … Read more
Host family and team
Most of us along with most of our host family. They were super-awesome and we had too many laughs. I’ll miss them.… Read more
Making Small Talk
If I could choose a superpower to have whilst traveling, it would be the ability to speak fluently the major language(s) of the area that I’m visiting, and to have a solid grip on all the various cultural practices of … Read more