Few of us have not faced the difficulty of coping with health issues either for our loved ones or ourselves. Our gospels are filled with stories of Jesus praying touching and healing those who were in need, both physically and spiritual. The connections between faith and healing have created a widespread interest in holistic approaches in medicine and an increased interest in the contributions of faith based medical services. Out of these conversations a group has challenged the Anglican Consultative Council to create the Anglican Health Network that would among other things create a web-based portal for communication and interaction, facilitate the shipping of used equipment to hospitals in the developing world and assist the poor in achieving better health throughout the communion.
In the following podast the Rev Paul Holley the Anglican UN representative in Geneva discusses the proposal and the benefits that the Anglican Communion would receive by establishing the Anglican Health Network.
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