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Author: Stephanie Y. Mitchem,Emilie M. Townes
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Title: Faith, Health, and Healing in African American Life (Religion, Health, and Healing)
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Faith, Health, and Healing in African American Life (Religion, Health, and Healing) by Stephanie Y. Mitchem,Emilie M. Townes



This book offers a better understanding of the varieties of religiously-based approaches to healing and alternative models of healing and health found in Black communities in the United States. Community and religion-based initiatives have emerged as one key way to address the health challenges found in the African American community. In cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, and Oakland, residents organize exercise groups, teach one another how to cook with healthy ingredients, and encourage neighbors to get regular checkups. Churches have become key sites for health education, screening, and testing.

This book offers a better understanding of the varieties of religiously-based approaches to healing and alternative models of healing and health found in Black communities in the United States.

Stephanie Y. Mitchem, ‎Emilie Maureen Townes - Faith, Health, and Healing in African American Life Published: 2008-08-30 ISBN: 0275993752 PDF 232 pages 3 MB. Black Americans are more likely than Whites to die of cancer and heart disease, more likely to get diabetes and asthma, and less likely to get preventive care and screening. By paying attention to the role of faith, spirit, and health, this book offers a fuller sense of the varieties of ways Black health and health care are perceived and addressed from an inter-religious perspective.

Joint Authorship: Faith, Health, Healing in African American Life (Religion, Health and Healing) Stephanie Y. Mitchem and Emilie M. Townes, 2008 Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader, Katie Cannon and Emilie M, Townes, 2011. 6. at conferences of the professional organizations to which she belongs.

African American Folk Healing. a New York University Press, New York and London. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS New York and London ww. yupress. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. II Today’s Healing Traditions 4 5 6 7 Healing and Hybridity in the Twenty-First Century Healing the Past in the Present Religion, Spirituality, and African American Folk Healing Hoodoo, Conjure, and Folk Healing Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index About the Author 77 99 119 141 163 169 181 187 189. vii. Acknowledgments.

Introduction Historical paths to healing Stories and cures : defining African American folk healing Healing, the Black body, and institutional medicine : contexts for crafting wellness Healing in place : from past to present Today's healing traditions Healing and hybridity in the twenty-first century Healing the past in the present Religion, spirituality, and African American folk healing Hoodoo, conjure, and folk healing Conclusion. ISBN: 0834212161 Publication & Distribution: Gaithersburg, M. .Aspen Publishers, (c)2001. Author: Faass, Nancy. Medicinal plants of Asia and the Pacific Christophe Wiart. ISBN: 0849372453 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN: 9780849372452 Author: Wiart, Christophe.

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Black Americans are more likely than Whites to die of cancer and heart disease, more likely to get diabetes and asthma, and less likely to get preventive care and screening. Some of this greater morbidity results from education, income level, and environment as well as access to health care. But the traditional medical model does not always allow for a more holistic approach that takes into account the body, the mind, the spirit, the family, and the community. This book offers a better understanding of the varieties of religiously-based approaches to healing and alternative models of healing and health found in Black communities in the United States. Contributors address the communal aspects of faith and health and explore the contexts in which individuals make choices about their health, the roles that institutions play in shaping these decisions, and the practices individuals engage in seeking better health or coping with the health they have. By paying attention to the role of faith, spirit, and health, this book offers a fuller sense of the varieties of ways Black health and health care are perceived and addressed from an inter-religious perspective.

Community and religion-based initiatives have emerged as one key way to address the health challenges found in the African American community. In cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, and Oakland, residents organize exercise groups, teach one another how to cook with healthy ingredients, and encourage neighbors to get regular checkups. Churches have become key sites for health education, screening, and testing. Another set of responses to the challenge of Black health and healthcare in the United States comes from those who emphasize the body as a whole―body, mind, soul, and spirit, often drawing on religious traditions such as Islam and African-based religions such as Spiritism, Santeria, Vodun (aka Voodoo), Candomblé, and others. Understanding the issues and the various approaches is essential to combating the problems, and this unique volume sheds light on areas often overlooked when considering the issues.