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  • Prayer "Healthy Cleaning Matters"

    Published May 22, 2015

    Healthy Cleaning Matters: Caring for Creation and Congregations

    Theological Reflection and Litany



                I originally wrote this theological reflection and litany for the “healthy cleaning” seminar that we, the Healthy Seminarians – Healthy Church Initiative, held at Columbia Theological Seminary in March 2015.  Since we invited folks from the seminary community, local communities of faith, the neighbors living around the seminary, and some of the local schools, I tried to select a piece of scripture that both spoke to the magnificence of God’s creation and would also be sensitive to the potential religious diversity of those attending the seminar. 

                My ...

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    From Eco-Journey

  • Prayer service for people affected by violence or natural disaster

    Published May 22, 2015

    During an interfaith prayer service at the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations, participants prayed and lit candles for our sisters and brothers affected by violence and natural disasters. 

    For whom do you pray?

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Gender Inequality, Non-communicable Diseases, and the SDGs

    Published May 22, 2015

    by Nathan Jumper and Amelie Clemot

    The NGO Committee on the Status of Women/New York and the NGO Committee on Mental Health recently held a panel session in the UN community on the relation between gender equality and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are currently divided into four categories: cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. (Interestingly, a recent Harvard study has listed Mental Health as a fifth category of NCD. However, this is not yet recognized in other official venues.) One of the central discussions at the panel was the economic impact of NCDs. Simply put, they are ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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