Health and Faith in Baltimore is a blog that seeks to understand the role of churches in Baltimore’s search for health. The blog is written with a respect for all faiths and appreciation of the creative solutions that people come up in their search for wellness. Health and Faith in Baltimore is built upon actual, respectful encounters with communities of believers. Some of these encounters will show approaches to health that are aligned with modern medicine; some will lead to more supernatural directions – both stories are important to note in order to understand what health means to people of Baltimore and how people here set out to attain well being.
Health and Faith is about Baltimore, but not confined to it; the blog aims to connect the dots and help you to set Baltimore within the bigger context of the urban American churches and their encounters with health.
I have a few disclaimers to make. This blog does not offer advice concerning your health. It does not recommend that you should set out to try faith-based approaches to health. It does not promote any particular faith. I am here simply because I believe that the stories of this blog need to be told in order for us to better understand Baltimore and the complex dynamics of health and illness that shape our lives as people.