When They Die, Who Mourns Them?

Today I want to highlight a group of heroes out there doing amazing, practical work. I hope their hands-on response to the global crisis that is HIV/AIDS will inspire us to deeper compassion and give us just one example of how we can care for the people in greatest need among us. Joseph’s House is … Continue reading

Growing Up Without AIDS

What I remember most about AIDS growing up is the silence. In Memphis, where more than one friend actually went to ex-gay camp, I don’t remember hearing much about the disease that has now killed over 30 million people. To be fair, I also don’t remember any hateful statements about how AIDS cures homosexuality. No, … Continue reading

The Normal Heart and Larry Kramer’s Letter

As part of my post today, I’d like to direct you over to We Love DC for my review of The Normal Heart – currently running at Arena Stage here in DC. The director and two leading actors helped this show – an intense drama about the first months and years of the AIDS epidemic … Continue reading

HIV on the Tea Farms

Over the last decade, stories have surfaced about a growing epidemic on Kenya’s tea plantations – an increase in HIV at an alarming rate. Tea pickers near Kericho, Kenya – by Ed Roberts The plantations pay very little, and working on one can be a very difficult life. Mothers wanting to make money for their … Continue reading

Prayer for South Africa and the World Cup

The World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. That is simply amazing (I mean, really? More than the Canadian curling championship? What is the world coming to?). So, no surprise, it is a very big deal that South Africa is hosting the event for the first time on the African continent, … Continue reading

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