Africa

Ebola crisis challenges human rights

Health is a human right As the world celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, a focus on health as a human right, given the complex challenges that the Ebola crisis has brought to our attention is appropriate and timely. The right to health profoundly... read more»

Posted by the Rev. Liberato Bautista,Jillian Abballe, Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums on December 09, 2014

The Real Killer:  Silence, Stigma and Exclusion

Bishop Ivan Abraham's homily at Lighten the Burden IV in Tampa, Florida: I have worked at the epi-centre of the disease in South Africa and discovered that the greatest obstacle to effective prevention, treatment and care, is the stigma and discrimination associated with the disease. From my observation and... read more»

Posted by Linda Bales Todd on May 30, 2012

Act of Repentance: ‘A change in our whole way of being.’

The Friday evening worship on April 27 at General Conference 2012 was titled the "Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous People." The service offered delegates and visitors the opportunity to hear the painful stories of forced migration, massacre, lost identity and stolen land. There were moments of reflection and prayer... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on April 27, 2012