I enjoy studying history, especially the various histories of which I am a part. Two history topics of particular interest to me are those of health and faith. And yet, until recently, I had mostly read about and understood those histories separately.
There is a mindset, by some, that people of faith are not interested in the health/rights of others and, similarly, that those working in health and rights are not peoples of faith. But, I have become increasingly aware of the fact that people of faith have been instrumental in working for the health and rights of others around the world for a long time.
I’d like to begin a new occasional series here about people of faith who have made a profound difference in the health and well-being of people across the globe. These are not necessarily people you have heard of before, but, by any objective measure, they have profoundly changed the world and improved the lives of many.