The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to "recovery of the soul" and promoting competency in the clinical pastoral field.
The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, meeting in its Governing Council in Carteret New Jersey on October 15, asks our political leaders to establish without delay a health care system that is affordable, comprehensive, and universal. We consider this a moral imperative of the highest urgency.
That the wealthiest nation in history withholds medical treatment from poorest and weakest of its people, or impedes the delivery of that care with bureaucratic complications, is a moral blight on this nation.
The requirements of justice and equity, which are the bedrock of any nation worthy of respect, demand that medical care be accessible to all. The universal medical care provided to members of Congress ought to be the minimum level of medical care offered everyone in this wealthy nation.
We call on members of Congress and the Administration to act on this demand without further delay. A failure to do so will subject this nation to a severe and negative judgment of history.
Raymond J. Lawrence
Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at October 20, 2009 5:24 PM