Health and Episcopalians

We in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Ohio recognize the biblical obligation that each person in our diocese is responsible for their neighbor. As Episcopalians, we have an enduring commitment to work for and support health care for all people as a shared endeavored. God continues to call us to work in society for the individual, collective actions that promote health and ensure care for those who suffer. We seek to participate in and supplement health care services for all people who are in need. As stated in Luke 10.27 states "... love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as your self".

Accepting health care as a share endeavor requires commitment of all people to the well being of their neighbor and themselves. By Episcopalians joining together they can bring their gifts, work together in integrated ways and share ideas and experiences. They can meet one another in community to work for a just social system and for peace and integrity of creation and health.