The Politics of Compassion

On October 2, the Interfaith Health Program hosted Dr. Amanullah De Sondy for a lecture and panel discussion, entitled The Politics of Compassion: Human Rights and Religion in Global Health and Development. Dr. De Sondy is currently Assistant Professor of Islamic... read more

PEPFAR: Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time

The Emory University Center for AIDS Research, Interfaith Health Program, and the Joseph W. Blount Center are sponsoring a discussion, “PEPFAR:  Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time.”  This discussion will feature Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, Director,... read more

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Religion and public health are not often considered together, in scholarship or in practice. Each community may regard the other with skepticism or give them little thought at all.  And yet, religious practices and communities around the globe have a daily impact on... read more

Not All FBOs on “Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train”

On July 8, 2014 The Nation published an article criticizing the Obama administration for its continued funding of programs run by conservative Christian religious groups (Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train, The Nation). A number of the faith-based programs named in... read more