Global Health

Mission and Ministry
Dr. David Boan. Photo courtesy of the author.

Staying the course with vaccine access

A United Methodist church’s campaign to create equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among poor countries has raised nearly half a million dollars, but challenges remain, so the campaign continues.
Global Health
The Rev. Dr. Matt Johnson. Photo courtesy of the author.

Faith communities can respond to substance-use epidemic with hope

September is Recovery Awareness Month. Pastor and advocate Matt Johnson encourages churches and faith communities to engage with those struggling with substance use disorder.
Global Health
Faith leaders from around the world discuss HIV issues facing young people at the 24th International AIDS Conference, July 29-Aug. 2 in Montreal. Pictured are (from left) Sr. Crina Cardozo, Human Touch, Goa; The Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha, Anglican priest in Uganda; Gibstar Makangila, executive director, Circle of Hope, Zambia; Dr. Susan Hillis, senior technical advisor, Faith and Communities Initiatives, Office of the Global AIDS Ambassador and Health Diplomacy; Gareth Jones, Youth Programme consultant, UNAIDS; Suki Beavers, director, Equality and Rights for All, UNAIDS; and an unidentified man. Photo by Don Messer.

Faith leaders hear of ‘lost ground’ on HIV

24th International AIDS Conference underscores the negative effect COVID-19 and monkeypox are having on efforts to curtail HIV.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor, introduces the Conversation on Faith and Abortion on July 27 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan. Photo by Tom Bradley.

Church holds forum on abortion ahead of big vote

Ahead of a vote on an amendment to the Kansas state constitution, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection took on one of the most divisive issues in its state and the United States at large in a town hall on faith and abortion.

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