The Patient Body: “A Different Kind of Life”: The Tragedy of Charlie Gard

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine. This month: The tragic life and death of Charlie Gard Continue Reading →

Ugandan Anti-Homosexual Violence

At the last minute Friday night, Brenda Namigadde, an activist from Uganda, was granted a reprieve by the UK from deportation.  She had already boarded a plane bound for Uganda.

Targeted by the Ugandan paper Rolling Stone as a lesbian, along with one hundred other gay and lesbian activists — one of which, David Kato, was brutally killed last week — Namigadde is in danger should she return to her home country.

For more on Namigadde and the Rolling Stone (not affiliated with the U.S. magazine) article and on Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill and the influence American religious organizations have had on anti-homosexual violence there read here, here, here and here. Continue Reading →

Britain is a Christian Nation.

Richard Bartholomew at Talk to Action looks across the pond to the increasing connections between conservative British politicians and evangelicals, pointing us to a number of recent British articles that map organizational and financial support offered to the Tories this election cycle by “pro-family,” corporate, and blatantly Christian organizations. Writes Jamie Doward for The Observer, Cameron’s bid for prime minister and some 37 other candidacies have been linked to Christian organizations like the Centre for Social Justice, Conservative Christian Fellowship, Christian Legal Centre and the American Alliance Defense Fund, funded by Erik Prince, founder of the now-infamous private security firm Blackwater. Continue Reading →