Thursday, January 31, 2008

"We Need a Civil Rights Movement": Caring for the Sick

I am sitting in the special interest session devoted to "Reaching Out to the Sick." Panelist Fleda Mask Jackson a few minutes ago put things in perspective: "We need a civil rights movement for the health of everyone," she declared. Jackson, the Rollins School of Public Health’s Women and Children’s Center at Emory University, is emphatic that Christians have a responsibility to minister to the basic needs of humanity that today go unmet in our society.

Al Cadenhead,pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared his church's initiative in founding a free medical clinic. Discussions by participants explored the depth of the health care crisis and offered resource suggetions.

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