Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Christian's Global Stewardship and Duty for Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

I'm giving a presentation today in our annual faculty meeting/retreat.  The title is "A Christian's Global Stewardship and Duty for Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene".  You can see the presentation on prezi here:
http://prezi.com/mrhp7uyq0kji/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

Some points that I want to make are the following:

  • I am not aware of ANY department, program, school, curriculum etc at any school in any country which focuses on water and sanitation from a christian perspective to water and sanitation. 
  • The Loma Linda University School of Public Health is in a prime position to have an academic program on water and sanitation from a religion perspective.  

We are in this prime position because:

  • We are re-energizing and re-designing our School of Public Health
  • We recognize our strength as  a religious school of Public Health
  • There are MANY Christian NGOs with WASH as a top priority
  • WASH and Tropical Medicine represents the beginning of public health at this school
  • MANY students are in the market for a graduate education in Global WASH public health


I say "religion" because WASH theory, hypotheses and other academic perspectives on water, sanitation, and hygiene are from Islamist, Hindu, then Christian traditions.




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