The Faithful Reform in Health Care blog was created to provide a space where people of faith may share their perspectives on how religious values inform conversation about health care reform. It will not be the reflections of just one person, but of numerous writers who believe that voices of faith have an important place in public discourse. The blog postings represent the thinking of the person doing the writing, not necessarily the beliefs and practices of all members of the coalition.
Because there are numerous online opportunities to debate the particulars of health care policy, the discussion on this blog will be limited to how our faith values connect to the broad policy options and possibilities that lie before us.
Readers are invited and encouraged to offer comments on the blog postings. However, comments will be “moderated” before they are posted for two reasons. First, we want to keep the content focused on the values which our sacred teachings and traditions bring to the issue at hand. And second, we want to ensure that the tone of the blog remains respectful of the diverse perspectives of all in the faith community, even in the midst of disagreement.
It is important to note that in the spirit of building an open and respectful place for conversation, anonymous comments will not be posted.
In the days ahead, we hope that all of our readers will find this blog space to be a source of reflection and inspiration for the important work that lies before us — the work of creating a health care future that includes everyone and works well for all of us.