Health Care

Health Care


July 16, 2006

Dear Senator:

As communities of faith, we are writing to urge you to support the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, HR 810, when...

July 12, 2006

Ethical research using stem cells derived from human embryos holds the potential for life-saving medical breakthroughs. Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider House passed legislation authorizing federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells remaining after in vitro fertilization....

July 12, 2006

Honorable Rob Simmons Honorable Dennis Moore

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June 1, 2006

One spring day in 1994, layman Dan Cobb walked into the pastoral-care office at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, one of the major institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and said, “I would like to be trained as a volunteer lay chaplain so that I can give back for all that has...

May 16, 2006

Did you know that just two months ago the President and Congress cut $39 billion dollars from education, health care for senior citizens and those with disabilities, child support and support for the working poor from last year's federal budget?

Now, leaders in the House of...

April 30, 2006

When the eye-care volunteers arrived at about 7:30 a.m., the line of people waiting to register for eye exams stretched halfway around the village public square. Some men shaded their eyes with sombreros. Many older women wore short, frilly aprons over their dresses.

After registering,...

March 29, 2006

Dear Members of the Budget Committee:

We are pleased to send you, as members of the House Committee on the Budget, this statement regarding the FY ’07 Federal Budget. We are leaders of five Protestant denominations representing close to 20 million...

March 28, 2006

"Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found;...

March 15, 2006

Updated: 4/26/2006

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria represents a unique and promising instrument in the fight against the world's most devastating infectious diseases. The Fund is an independent, public-private partnership that attracts and distributes...

March 8, 2006

Dear Representative:

We, the undersigned organizations, respectfully ask you to co-sponsor H.R. 4188, the Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act of 2005. The President’s budget request for FY 2007 proposed substantial cuts to voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs. U...