Health programs run by religious congregations may be small-scale, but congregations are skilled at identifying local needs that are going unmet.
Community health centers (CHCs) play a critical role in the primary care safety net.
This paper examines facilitators and barriers to HIV activities within religious congregations, the relative internal or external sources of these influences, and suggestive differences across congregational types.
Even as cultural property faces immediate peril today in conflict zones like Syria and Mali, there is anecdotal evidence that some nations are awakening to the diplomatic and foreign policy benefits that can flow from the repatriation of cultural patrimony.
When high religiosity among people living with HIV (PHAs) becomes a barrier to ART adherence, the adherence counseling provided can draw on experiences of PHAs with high religiosity who have sustained good adherence to ART and achieved good health outcomes.
Faith-based organizations may frame HIV as punishment for sin, as a call to compassion, or as an opportunity for transformation. The frame affects the kinds of health services that these organizations provide, as well as the messages they convey about HIV to their congregations.
This systematic review distills lessons on successfully implementing congregation HIV efforts.
A faith-based health research network could create a framework for evaluating such efforts.
Housing is a great unmet need for individuals living with HIV/AIDS Project New Hope in Los Angeles, CA, may be the nations first housing program exclusively designed for people with HIV/AIDS.
Research has shown that the more religious people are, the less likely they are to have substance use disorders. This study found that this relationship is not affected by how much social support people have or their mental health status.
Describes religiosity and denominational affiliation among the US population with HIV and tests whether linked with HIV-related risk behaviors.
The author's analysis considers justice from the eyes of the people among whom terrorist and insurgents hide.
Book review of George Michael: The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right
Because Al Qaeda and its affiliates operate much like a global tribe, this paper describes the dynamics of classic tribes: what drives them, how they organize, and how they fight.
Autocracy in the Middle East has bred a rich tradition of subversive political jokes; contrary to myths about Muslim oversensitivity, humor has long been expertly wielded by Muslim reformers and enjoyed from the Muslim club to the Muslim street.
Details various models al-Qaida may be using to attract new members.
Addresses the important issue of the ideological differences between theUnited States and al-Qaida and the necessity to win the war of ideas.
It is still within the power of Europeans and Americans -- and their Muslim citizens -- to foster a dialogue that as Tariq Ramadan hopes, will enrich rather than destroy.
This study surveyed attitudes toward mental health services and barriers to providing these services within the agencies of QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership, a network of faith based organizations, and parish nurses who provided health care in a low-income, ethnically diverse area of Los Angeles.
Assesses pastor-level factors that affect the successful recruitment and implementation of community-based health promotion programs in Black churches