Written by Charlie Labarda // It was going to be a hot day. The sun was up, but the electricity was down. We were in one of the relocation sites for families displaced by Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda)—the strongest storm to make landfall on record last November 2013. We were there as volunteers … Continue reading What Comes the Day After the Disaster?
Across ages, oceans, and cultures, the intersection between mental health and justice overflows in a myriad of ways. How we understand ourselves and our traumas, our fears and our environment, draw us into deeper forms of empathy and awaken our desire for justice to “roll like a river” in a world in which there is … Continue reading Theme Overview: Mental Health – Healing in a Broken World
A Conversation with Andrew Trump // SC: Andrew, can you tell us about your journey and work in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Hawaii? Andrew: I graduated with a degree in Economics from Wheaton [Wheaton College, IL], and, during my senior year, I spent six months in rural Cambodia interning for an organization that did agricultural … Continue reading Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump
Written by Kalei Hosaka // Anand was the kind of person who could challenge the world's darkest cynicism. Despite having lived with HIV for essentially his entire life, Anand found ways to joyfully inspire others—not least his peers also living with HIV. Anand found ways to bring hope into a community that had lost sight of it it. … Continue reading Medicine & Compassionate Care
Written by Amy Early // What people groups come to mind when I say the following words: Health disparity? Implicit bias? Discrimination? If you’re like many, your thoughts probably first turned to racial and ethnic minorities. After that, you might have considered gender, age, maybe even sexual orientation. All of these are incredibly important and … Continue reading Full & Meaningful Living