Tag: Health

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    Despite having sustained a serious head injury some years ago, Father Andrew Greeley, who died on May 29, 2013, was a priest to the end. “We know he is blessed and he’s blessing us,” said Greeley’s niece, Eileen Durkin. More

    May 31, 2013 | Comments (34)

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    “The contracts are usually written to protect the wealthy people who are commissioning the baby,” says University of Pennsylvania ethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan. More

    August 17, 2012 | Comments (37)

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    It is a painful rite of passage for girls in many African and Middle Eastern countries, but in Senegal there has been a remarkably successful campaign to change people’s attitudes towards female circumcision in an effort to eliminate the practice altogether. More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments (9)

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    “How they relate to God and their fellow man, their diet, their exercise, their avoidance of tobacco and alcohol—all of that collectively contributes to longevity,” says Loma Linda University public health professor Larry Beeson. More

    March 23, 2012 | Comments (11)

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    “There’s a lot of pressure we put on ourselves as clergy because of what we’re doing, and we don’t want to let God down,” says Rev. Lynda Ferguson, a Methodist pastor in rural North Carolina. More

    July 29, 2011 | Comments (9)

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    “We’re looking at long-term changes to make something sustainable here,” says World Vision’s Mary Kate MacIssac. Watch more interviews about the recovery effort and more video of three different church services on a recent Sunday morning in Port-au-Prince. More

    January 11, 2011 | Comments (1)

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    “You cannot understand caregiving unless you do it,” says Arthur Kleinman. “Acts of caregiving come as close to what I think religion is as I could name.” More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments (3)

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    Religious communities are part of a growing movement across America that is concerned with the ethics of how food is grown and how it gets to our tables. More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments (14)

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    “Every time you eat, you give expression to what you think the world ought to be,” says Norman Wirzba, a professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School. More

    July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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    Doctors who pray with patients and family members “puts a sense of comfort in you,” says Chris Barkley. “Normally, doctors don’t do that, and it makes people feel closer to the doctor. You want them to care just as much as you do.” More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments (6)

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