Clergy = Not Trusted?

According to a recent Pew Research Center Report clergy and other religious leaders are not as trusted to act in the best interest of the public as are many other groups.  More specifically, the percentage of American adults who say they have either "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of confidence that a group will act in the interest of the public follows: Medical Scientists - 84% Military - 79% Scientists - 76% K-12 Principals and Superintendents - 66% Religious Leaders - Read More …

A Healthcare Challenge

Faith and Health recently posted Teresa Cutts' interview of Dr. Augustus A. White, Professor of Medical Education and Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  White is the co-author of  Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care (2011), which  considers "the largely hidden yet massive injustice of bias in medical treatment." The following excerpt from that interview offers a real challenge to religious leaders: What are your thoughts on the connection between faith and Read More …

Nuclear Realities and Religious Responsibility

Last week I attended Florida Gulf Coast University's annual Interfaith Clergy Seminar, which is organized by the university's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies.  I have had the pleasure of attending this event three of the first four years it has been held.  Each year I appreciate the intentional interaction with clergy of other faiths more than the previous year. While there has been a highly regarded speaker at each seminar, this was the first year that the Read More …