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Don Grant is a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, where he is a fellow at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute and directs the Social Innovation and Care, Health, and Resilience programs. He is also a recently ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and is the author of Nursing the Spirit, which explores dimensions of faith in care work.
A young female doctor in blue scrubs holds hands with an older female patient, both sitting on a couch. (iStock/BongkarnThanyakij)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Don Grant
Many professionals who care for strangers are not religious workers, but they play a pivotal role in reinforcing the imago Dei, the notion that all people are made in the image of God.