The Health Care Justice Campaign Faith Caucus asks you and your congregations, organizations, public officials and communities to sign on to “A Faith-Inspired Vision of Health Care” and to actively support access to affordable and quality health care for all. This sign-on statement is being conducted in collaboration with Faith Reform for Health Care.
Vision ~ Inclusive: Health care is a shared responsibility that is grounded in our common humanity. In the bonds of our human family, we are created to be equal. We are guided by a divine will to treat each person with dignity and to live together as an inclusive community. Affirming our commitment to the common good, we acknowledge our enduring responsibility to care for one another. As we recognize that society is whole only when we care for the most vulnerable among us, we are led to discern the human right to health care and wholeness. Therefore, we are called to act with compassion by sharing our abundant health care resources with everyone.
Vision ~ Affordable: Health care must contribute to the common good by being affordable for individuals, families and society as a whole. We believe that in the sacred act of creation we are endowed with the talents, wisdom and abundant resources necessary to meet the needs of one another, including the health care needs of all. Therefore, in our calling to be faithful stewards, we understand our responsibility to use our health care resources effectively, to administer them efficiently, and to distribute them with equity.
Vision ~ Accessible: All persons should have access to health services that provide necessary care and contribute to wellness. We believe humanity is sacred and that all persons should benefit from those actions which contribute to our health and wholeness. Therefore, we are called to act with justice and love, to ensure that all of us have access to the health care we need in order to live out the fullness of our potential both as individuals and as contributing members of our society. We must work together to identify and overcome all barriers to and disparities in such care.
Vision ~ Accountable: Our health care system must be accountable, offering a quality, equitable and sustainable means of keeping us healthy as individuals and as a community. We believe that as spiritual and sacred vessels, we are responsible for the care of our bodies to the best of our ability and for the care of one another regardless of individual circumstances. Therefore, individuals, families, governments, businesses, and the faith community are called to work in partnership for a system that ensures fully-informed, timely, quality and safe care that treats body, mind and spirit.
Below are some of the National and Regional organizations that have signed on:
*American Baptist Churches USA
*American Muslim Health Professionals
*Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
*Benedictine Coalition for Responsible Investment
*Buddhist Peace Fellowship
*Campaign for Better Health Care
*Catholic Healthcare West
*Center for Healthcare Reform, St. Joseph Health System
*Center for Immigrant Healthcare Justice
*Disciples Justice Action Network (Disciples of Christ)
*Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
*Friends Committee on National Legislation
*Islamic Medical Association of North America
*Islamic Society of North America
*Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office
*Mennonite Church USA
*NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
*Pediatric Chaplains Network
*Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Washington Office
*Progressive National Baptist Convention, Health Task Force
*Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
*RESULTS Faith in Action Project
*The Disciples Center for Public Witness (Disciples of Christ)
*The Episcopal Church
*The Hindu Temple Society of North America
*The Network of Spiritual Progressives / Tikkun
*The Rabbinical Assembly
*Union for Reform Judaism
*Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
*United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
*United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
*United Methodist Church, Womens Division, General Board of Global Ministries
For more information about how you can get involved in partnerships and stewardships, contact Jessica Palys via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (312) 913-9449.