Category - health and healing

  • 1 Dec 2013

    On World AIDS Day (1 December 2013), it is worth reminding ourselves of the World Council of Churches' Healthand Healing project, which supports the churches' work in this field, with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS, mental health, and the promotion of reconciliation and the "healing of memories".

  • 19 Jan 2012

    A global churches' consultation on “Safe Spaces - transforming faith communities” has been held this week at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

  • 5 Sep 2011

    Even if the government is able to push its Health Bill through Parliament in its present form, there may be a heavy political price to pay later, says Savi Hensman. A different way forward is needed for the NHS.

  • 24 Nov 2009

    The rapidly developing field of stem cell research mobilises immense amounts of money in private and public grants, says Celia Deane-Drummond. But it also raises deep ethical questions regarding health justice and the dignity of human life.

  • 14 Jun 2009

    As the federal government in the USA considers comprehensive reform of the health care system, faith groups, civic organisations and labour unions are mobilising for change. They want to see an end to the massive health divisions.

  • 21 May 2009

    When people hear the word 'health' they think immediately of medical matters, says Juan Michel. But health is also an issue of clean drinking water, nutritious food, a safe work environment and essential care accessible at the community level - not least in a time of flu panics.

  • 4 Mar 2009

    Health care workers from around the world who share a common Anabaptist faith will consult together about their work as Christian medical practitioners at an international gathering in Paraguay.

  • 16 May 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) is giving its backing to a resolution on rational use of medicines to be considered by the 60th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerlkand, from 14-23 May 2007.