The Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care is a multiracial, multicultural group of religious leaders of diverse faith traditions from throughout Connecticut who have come together to fight for quality, affordable health care for everyone.
“Called by God” statement of principles
Called by God statement (PDF):
Called by God signature card (PDF):
You can add your name as a supporter by email, mail, or hand pick-up by contacting CCNE: 203.710.1084, firstname.lastname@example.org
CT Center for a New Economy
The Interfaith Fellowship asks fellow clergy from all faiths and denominations to sign on to the new vision statement. Our goal is to join the voices of 1000 faith leaders together in the fight for universal health care. Please return the Called by God signature cards to CCNE. The list of signatories may be published.
The Called by God statement reads:
“We are called by God to bring justice and equity to the health care system in Connecticut so that it…
- offers access to every person who needs and wants health care coverage;
- reduces racial and ethnic disparities;
- elevates human dignity and worth;
- shares the gifts of medicine and science without regard to income;
- ceases to exacerbate poverty and
- ceases to create advantages for some and disadvantages for others.
Therefore, we call on our elected representatives to enact legislation that …
- fulfills our moral imperative to care for one another;
- offers a vision of hope and healing;
- results in high quality, affordable, sustainable health care.“
On February 14, Rev. Joshua Pawelek and over 40 Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care activists delivered Valentines Day cards to the governor, asking him “where’s the love for health care”?
Faith leaders raise their moral voices against injustice, testify on the harm caused by our broken, exclusionary health care system, and uphold the vision of a system that includes everyone:
Rev. Joel Cruz, Jr, of the House of Praise and Worship in Hartford, shares his personal motivation for advocating for those who are not able to access the care they need:
Rev. Jeff Powell of Antioch Baptist Church in Hartford shares his commitment to saving lives, which fuels his passion for fighting for health care for all: