“Bettering the human condition is the greatest good any individual can ever achieve.” — Thomas F. Frist, Sr., M.D. (1910-1998)
This week, the team here wanted to introduce you to a faith builder who is pursuing a noble passion, making an impact on global health and sustainability. Dr. Jenny Eaton Dyer is currently the Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a humanitarian organization whose mission is to promote improved quality of life for citizens and communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. Bringing people together for global nutrition and advocating for healthy mothers and children globally through faith-based coalitions, Hope Through Healing Hands is reaching around the globe to improve countless lives.
In addition to her role as Executive Director, Dr. Dyer also teaches Religion and Global Health as a Lecturer at Vanderbilt School of Divinity and directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide. She formerly served as the National Faith Outreach Director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign, Bono’s organization, from 2003-2008. In this role, she worked with religious leaders, authors, artists, and other faith-based leaders to promote awareness and advocacy for extreme poverty and global AIDS issues. She also has been published in numerous reads including TIME, Huffington Post, Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics, Relevant Magazine, Christian Post, Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, and The Tennessean. In the Dallas News, she opinioned an article about how Americans need to step up on global health issues.
One of our favorite pieces by Dr. Dyer was featured in Relevant Magazine last November and discuss how prayer is advocacy, a vehicle of empathy and transformation. In the article, she writes:
According to C.S. Lewis, “Prayer doesn’t change God; it changes me.” While we may have known that intuitively across the centuries, we now have science to back it up. Recent research suggests that meditation increases activity in the brain regions used for paying attention and making decisions. Part of that “paying attention” helps us to see others rather than ourselves.
We are inspired by Dr. Jenny Eaton Dyer’s devotion to change and impact globally and her work to bring together faith leaders, advocates, and government leaders towards a unified intentional mission. Join us in celebrating her as she uses her platform to advocate for health globally, through hope, healing, and peacemaking.
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