balm in Gilead


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balm in Gilead

metaphorical cure for sins of the Israelites. [O.T.: Jeremiah 8:22]
See: Healing
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The organizational history of The Balm in Gilead will be used to illustrate how a health social movement organization frames an issue as a social problem and then creates a moral panic among religious institutions.
The Balm in Gilead was established in 1993 and is the nation's first non-profit organization that provided AIDS education and resources designed specifically for Black Church leaders.
However, The Balm in Gilead serves as the paradigm for examining the strategies used in creating a health social movement organization that targets religious institutions.
It seems simplistic to suggest that Ames is witnessing, but just like the spiritual, "There Is a Balm in Gilead," Ames dips into his own civilization and unites with all the other fiery wicks to glow together in a spiritual incandescence of jeremiadic drama--a perpetual destruction and reconstruction, with all the mystery of its inexplicable separation and restoration.
Balm in Gilead demonstrates the hollowness of this argument.
Balm in Gilead represents a significant addition to American medical biography.
Balm in Gilead (1965) depicts the bleak world of New York whores, junkies, and homosexuals; The Rimers of Eldritch (1965) presents deterioration within a small Midwestern town.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SWCRC "Life Skills," 44 Morris Street, Webster, MA 01570 or to the Balm in Gilead, P.
Most important, we must sing songs of healing and encouragement to our brothers and sisters with HIV/AIDS, for there is indeed a Balm in Gilead.
HCCI is a certified service partner of the Balm in Gilead organization.
The Prayer and Gospel Vigil will be hosted by Bobby Jones of Black Entertainment Television and is sponsored by The Balm in Gilead and HCCI.
The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is organized by The Balm In Gilead and reaches over 2.