Health

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

Health and Disability: Practicing Inclusion

Health Care Organizing Call on Disability Ministry and Advocacy An audio recording of the webinar is also available. Guest speaker Sharon McCart shared the different kinds of barriers found in church life and ways to remove them. McCart is the chair of the DisAbility Ministries Committee of The United Methodist... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on October 28, 2014

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more»

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

Peace with Justice

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable." Thomas Merton As I walked through my neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 30, 2013

Everyone should have health care; Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the 2010 health-care law, the Affordable Care Act. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Faith groups and United Methodists offer comments on the ruling: The Affordable Care Act will provide cost savings to UMC annual conferences. ... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on June 28, 2012

Curbing the Addiction Epidemic

The alcohol, tobacco, and gambling industries are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to loosen regulations and market to young people. We can curb the addiction epidemic! And it begins by addressing the serious concern of addiction with our young people. This is why I am pleased... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 15, 2012

Introducing Our Health Care Organizer

Our historic challenge to ensure health care as a basic human right for all is far from over! Therefore, it's my pleasure to introduce you to the Rev. Cynthia Johnson-Oliver, our newly-appointed National Organizer for Health Care. Cynthia will be launching a new phase of the John 10:10 Challenge in... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 12, 2012