Worship Resources for Healthcare

Prayers and responsive readings lifting up the value of access to comprehensive, affordable health care. Written in 2017 in response to attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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People of Faith Stand with Planned Parenthood

We know that stripping access to health care from millions of people is both immoral and hypocritical, yet that is what politicians are trying to do. In the Spring of 2017, we Congress know that people of faith support Planned Parenthood.

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Nearly 1,000 People of Faith and Religious Leaders Urge Senators to Protect Comprehensive, Affordable Health Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 CONTACT: Drew Konow | konow@religiousinstitute.org | 203-222-0055 Nearly 1,000 People of Faith and Religious Leaders Urge Senators to Protect Comprehensive, Affordable Health Care Hundreds of People of Faith Express Support for ACA, Medicaid Expansion, and Planned Parenthood; Hand Deliver Statement to Key Legislative Leaders as Clergy Gather at U.S. […]

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People of Faith Take Action to Protect Health Care

As a person of faith, I believe that access to comprehensive and affordable health care is both a right and a moral imperative. My faith teaches me to care for those in need, consider the welfare of all people, and side with those who are poor, marginalized, and vulnerable. Denying health care to millions of […]

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Religious Institute decries murder of Charleena Lyles and acquittal of officer who murdered Philando Castile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 20, 2017 Religious Institute decries murder of Charleena Lyles and acquittal of officer who murdered Philando Castile BRIDGEPORT, CT—The Religious Institute decries the murder of Charleena Lyles, a Black woman killed by a police officer, and the acquittal of the officer who murdered Philando Castile. As a faith-rooted organization committed to […]

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Responsive Reading on Access to Health Care

Responsive Reading/Affirmation Today we affirm that health and wholeness are religious values. We affirm the sacred value of caring for our bodies and minds.  Our faith teaches us to care for those in need, consider the welfare of all people, and side with those who are poor, marginalized, and vulnerable. We call for a religious and […]

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Easter 4A — Health Care and this week’s readings

Lectionary Resources (For Christian congregations using the Revised Common Lectionary) The lectionary texts for this week offer a powerful message for our moment—calling us to care for one another, respond to injustice, and create more just communities. Acts 2:42-47 “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions […]

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Religious Institute Decries Executive Order on Religious Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 4, 2017 Religious Institute Decries Executive Order on Religious Freedom BRIDGEPORT, CT—The Religious Institute released the following statement in response to the executive order signed today by President Donald Trump: “As an organization dedicated to sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in faith communities and society, the Religious Institute decries President Trump’s […]

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