Medical Aid in Dying

Medical Aid in Dying

The New Hampshire House of Representatives narrowly approved House Bill 1283 in a 179 to 176 vote last month. The bill, if approved by the Senate and signed by the governor, would establish a legal process for state residents to acquire lethal doses of medication to...
Dismantling the Benevolence Class

Dismantling the Benevolence Class

A conversation about the concept of “food as medicine” at the 2023 South by Southwest Future of Food event featured experts in health and food security, including a representative for the corporate social responsibility arm of a major U.S. grocery retailer. During the...
Concerning Politics and the Gospel

Concerning Politics and the Gospel

“There is no such thing as non-political Christianity.” The first time I stumbled across those words from Richard Rohr, they landed on my ears at an odd and awkward angle. Having spent a 45-year pastoral career trying to “keep politics out of the church,” I did not...
Health Care Workers Face Pandemic Trauma

Health Care Workers Face Pandemic Trauma

We need to expand our understanding of trauma. Often, attention goes to the military and their experiences of “soldiering,” but a wide range of experiences results in trauma. The child removed from a dangerous home only to be placed in a dangerous foster care...