Health Care

Needle Exchanges: A Bridge to Treatment

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society hosted a special World AIDS Day event on December 1, 2014. The event featured Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and panelists Ron Daniels (START at Westminster), Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach (First UMC - Hyattsville), and Jasmine Tyler (Open Society Foundations) to discuss the vital role... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on December 08, 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

Harm reduction: Honoring the whole person

Injection drug use & HIV/AIDS Every year in the United States, injection-drug use accounts for one in every 10 cases of HIV. This destructive virus attacks the immune system and increases an infected person’s vulnerability to life-threatening illnesses. It can be transmitted when people share drug-preparation/injecting equipment,... read more»

Posted by Lindsay Sheets on July 23, 2014

Friday YOU can help stop the spread of AIDS

Since the first cases of HIV & AIDS were reported in 1981, the disease has claimed the lives of more than 25 million people worldwide. More than 33 million people are currently living with HIV, and one in six of those is unaware that he or she has the disease. This is clearly... read more»

Posted by LIndsay Sheets on June 23, 2014

Everyone can be great! Everyone can be an agent of change!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." Sandra... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on March 07, 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

The Reluctance to Discuss Economic Justice

I have noticed in some of the discussions I have heard around General Conference these last few days that many progressives have become less and less comfortable with talking about economic justice. We talk generally about justice for the poor, but that is the extent of it much of the... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on April 30, 2012

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