I'm privileged to be part of Sojourners and Faith in Public Life's "40 Days for Health Reform" initiative. This is an effort to lift up the voices of people of faith and faith communities who want health care & insurance reform that covers all Americans with affordable, quality, accessible health care. I just concluded a national press conference call regarding this.
Here is the statement I provided these organizations for this initiative:
“When I served as pastor of an urban core church within walking distance of several major hospitals, it seemed like some people in our congregation might as well have lived a 1,000 miles away from those shining institutions.
Here is the link to the initiative and to the ad: www.faithinpubliclife.org
Two more links related to the initiative:
Faith For Health - announcing a nation-wide, faith-based call-in with President Obama next Wednesday evening, August 19.
Cover All Families - where prayer vigils are taking place.