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A Faith-Inspired Vision of Health Care

We, the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, commit ourselves to a more faithful living of the Gospel¡­.We use our time, talent and resources to work for Gospel Justice.¡±

Directional Statements, BFS 15th General Chapter

A Faith-Inspired Vision of Health Care

As people of faith, we envision a society where each person is afforded

health, wholeness, and human dignity.

That vision embraces a system of health care that is:


Health care is a shared responsibility that is grounded in our common humanity.
Health care must contribute to the common good by being affordable for individuals, families, and society as a whole.
All persons should have access to health services that provide necessary care and contribute to wellness.


Our health care system must be accountable, offering a quality, equitable and sustainable means of keeping us healthy as individuals and as a community.

For more in-depth analysis of healthcare reform and a power-point presentation, go to http://www.faithfulreform.org


Call your senators NOW to urge their support of healthcare reform for all.

The above website has the US Capital phone number and an e-mail message.


© Only three-tenths of one percent of the water on the planet is suitable for human use?

© Research by the Pacific Institute, an environmental nonprofit, found that it takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water, thanks to all the resources needed to make a plastic bottle?

© You could be using 480 glasses of water to run your dishwasher? Running the dishwasher that’s half full wastes water, energy and money; but running it when it’s full will save the 15 gallons needed for all those half loads.

© Americans purchase roughly 28 billion single-serving water bottles every year, with eight out of ten ending up in a landfill or an incinerator?


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