—FEATURED ARTICLES FROM THE BLOUNT CENTER—

The Politics of Compassion

On October 2, 2014, the Joseph W. Blount Center and the Interfaith Health Program hosted a lecture and panel discussion with Dr. Amanullah DeSondy about The Politics of Compassion:  Human Rights and Religion in Global Health and Development. The appeal to human rights...

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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 the...

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Valuing Every Human Life

Around the world, HIV prevalence rates for commercial sex workers (CSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), and men who have sex with men (MSM) outpace prevalence rates for the population as a whole. Religion has a complex effect for people in key populations in relation...

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Interview with Congressman John Lewis

On  November 26, 2013, IHP Director, Sandra Thurman, interviewed Congressman John Lewis as part of the AIDS Legacy series capturing the extraordinary history of the AIDS movement. "If we are to have a major...

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Ugandan Antihomosexuality Law

The Antihomosexuality Bill that sat in limbo in the Ugandan Parliament for four years became law when it was passed by that body in late December 2013 and then ratified by President Museveni on February 24, 2014.  Punishments are extreme: Life imprisonment for ongoing...

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