Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Health Care and Medical Ethics

The Episcopal Church has used its voice to speak out against the inequities in our health care system and has a long-standing commitment to universal health care. We fully support the need for quality health care and its availability throughout the country, so that no region or population, such as Native Americans, is underserved. We continue to advocate for those suffering from HIV/AIDS and their medical and pastoral needs.

Working together for justice.

[11/2/2011]  Lusby church brings school nurse to Haiti
[Southern Maryland News] After seeing a need for better medical care in Haiti, Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish in Lusby, Maryland, is helping fund a school nurse in one impoverished city.

[10/28/2011]  TEXAS: Calvary Church and Dreyer's plant community fruit orchard
With the help of many from the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond planted a fruit orchard of 25 trees at their Growing in Grace Community Gardens on Oct. 26. In July, Calvary was awarded a fruit orchard from Dreyer's Fruit Bars after winning an online voting contest.

[10/21/2011]  Utah churches tackle a weighty issue: Obesity
[Salt Lake (UT) Tribune] The church potluck is due for an overhaul. It’s time to cut the fat out of funeral potatoes and shrink the slices of cake — all in the name of God. The Episcopal Diocese of Utah is the first religious organization to formally agree to work with the State of Utah and others to prevent obesity among its members.

[9/26/2011]  Clinics provide free health care
[WAFF (AL)] The cost of health care is going through the roof. In many areas, free clinics are popping up to help people who don't have insurance. St. John's Episcopal Outreach Center in Decatur, Alabama, is one of the places people depend on for health care.

[9/16/2011]  St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry finds new home
[The Daily Camera (CO)] For years, St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry operated out of the trunk of a car and a small office in the home of Sally Bowersox, the nurse and Episcopal priest who founded the mobile clinic in Boulder County, Colorado. Now the homeless clinic has found a home, and its organizers hope to use its new base to raise awareness and expand its services.

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