Health Care


February 7, 2005


A Faith Reflection on the Federal Budget

As communities of faith, we are grounded in a shared tradition of justice and compassion, and we are called upon to hold ourselves and our...

January 28, 2005

January 28, 2004

Dear [Senators/Representatives],

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our support for United States Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's statement that it is the responsibility of the United States government to ensure that all federally funded abstinence-...

December 20, 2004

20 December 2004

Mr. Hu JintaoPresident of the People's Republic of Chinac/o Ministry of Justice1 Huajiadija, ChaoyangquBejingshiPeople’s Republic of China

Via Fax: + 86 10 647 298 63

Dear President Hu Jintao,

As leaders of organizations committed to...

September 23, 2004

The Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care (TxPEC) has doubly honored the Rev. Amy Donohue-Adams, head of the chaplaincy programs at Round Rock Medical Center.

A statewide organization dedicated to improving end-of-life care for people of all cultures and communities in Texas, TxPEC has...

July 1, 2004

A retired State Senator remembers being appalled as she listened to older retired constituents contemplate whether to buy food or medicine. An Episcopal deacon recalls helping young Steven with his disability insurance before Steven died from AIDS. A National Concerns Committee member expresses...

June 30, 2004

Parish health-care programs are good for your health!

Such programs can improve physical and spiritual health, and they can occur in congregations of any size or budget. “Spiritual and medical concerns are taken together,” said the Rev. Britt Olson, rector of St. Paul’s, Sparks, Nev. “...

June 30, 2004

So many people in today's world are searching for the perfect image. They strive to have the latest fashions, the hippest music, the most up-to-date technology. And the perfect body. They all they can do to feel like they fit in.

At fifteen, I was feeling the pressures of needing to "fit...

June 29, 2004

"I have discerned that my ministry is healing. My entire life experience, both my clinical experience and my spiritual journey, is tied to healing. I believe my ministry as a clinician at Avalon is exactly the work God intends for me to do right now," said the Rev. Judy Breny with conviction....

May 31, 2004

DEAR MRS. X, I feel that I have to write you this letter. I know how sick and tired and frustrated you must be, and I feel that I have come to know you in the four days you have been down in my Emergency Department.

The evening you came to us, you were critically ill. Your diabetes had...

May 7, 2004

Ten years ago, the nations of the world came together in Cairo, Egypt and established a plan-of-action to ensure access to education, health care, family planning, and a clean environment for all the world’s citizens. Central to the commitment established in Cairo was a recognition of the...