September, 2013

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Patheos: Series on Global Health and Humanitarian Aid

carHealth crises in the Global South cannot be underreported. In the United States, they get far, far too little media attention, proportionate to the amount of coverage of the latest fad diet or cosmetic surgery trend. For example, 780 million people do not have access to clean water. 3.4 million die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related causes. How many stories have you seen in the last year in American media about water in the developing world? You can probably count them on one hand.

Health care is a moral issue. That’s what makes it, by nature, a religious issue. So I’ve made global health and humanitarian aid the focus of an ongoing series of articles as part of my work on journalism of religion at Stories Untold.

“People become the poem” – Interview with Syrian-American Poet Amal Kassir

Central African Republic Needs Humanitarian Help Urgently

Religion, Healing, and Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea

How a 19th Century Sufi Inspires Algerian Youth to Write about Human Rights