By Guest Blogger Tom Pruski, DMin, MAPS, RN Wesley Theological Seminary, Heal the Sick Program Director The 12th-century theologian and author John of Salisbury used a version of the phrase: "We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our [...]
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by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN, Executive Director for HMA Spring has two things in common, spring cleaning and Nurses Week. The ritual of spring cleaning has been traced back to the Iranian Nowruz (the Persian new year) which falls on the first day of spring. It is traditional to clean the house thoroughly either right [...]
Reflections on Race and Health Matters Zoominars - Racism and Health Matters: Do you See What I See? Part I - January 26, 2021 ♦ Part II - April 26, 2021 GREETINGS, HMA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS These are challenging times. Our faith is being tested. We are called on to be more Christ-like, to [...]
What is it like to be a Muslim Faith Community Nurse in a Mosque Community? by guest Blogger Nancy Romanchek BSN, RN, CHPN, MPH My favorite description of Islam is as a clear, racing river which flows through many countries, taking on the color of the stones beneath the surface as it goes. Being a [...]
Join the Zoominar! With James Tate Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:00 CST 5:00 EST James Tate III is a Health Minister, Author and Holistic Wellness Practitioner. “Did you know that the human body is a multi million dollar machine? If you were in possession of a million dollar car, what kind of fuel [...]
A Declaration of our INTERDEPENDENCE – Covid-19’s IMPACT on Substance Use and Mental Health With Pastor Greg Delaney Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 4:00 CST 5:00 EST Join us for the Zoominar presentation “A Declaration of our INTERDEPENDENCE – Covid-19’s IMPACT on Substance Use and Mental Health." Presented by Pastor Greg Delaney, the Community Engagement [...]
By Guest Blogger Rev. Kirsten Peachey Vice President, Faith Outreach, Mission and Spiritual Care Many religious traditions celebrate holy days this month, so around the world people are being fed by the teachings and practices of their spiritual traditions that call us to live more deeply, love more boldly, and connect more intentionally to the [...]
Two Roles One Director Vanessa E. Burks County, MSW HMA Director for Health Ministry and Spiritual Leadership As a new member of the HMA Board, I am taking on two directorship roles over Health Ministry and Spiritual Leadership. I have been employed by Baptist Community Ministries in New Orleans, Louisiana, for almost 21 years. With [...]
What will your Legacy be? Recently, our Treasurer, Deborah Dixson, shared a devotion in a meeting. In her message, she mentioned leaving behind values rather than valuables. I was so touched by that thought; it was one I had not heard before. So, to my daughter, I leave my sense of positivity, love, and resiliency. [...]
HMA Zoominar: Racism and Health Matters: Do you See What I See? Zoominar #2 R.U.A.A REMEMBERING, UNDERSTANDING, ANALYZING AND APPLYING RACISM AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS AS A SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUE Our first Zoominar on unconscious bias was our introduction, as we remembered our experiences of race. Our second Zoominar will be a deeper dive into understanding [...]