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Incarnated Values

Today in our lectionary gospel the disciples receive the instructions: “As you go, proclaim the good news: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons”

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Christians respond to the American Health Care Act

The Episcopal Church released the following letter yesterday regarding the bill that passed the House last week:

I hope that this letter finds you well. On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I write in response to yesterday’s unveiling of the American Health Care Act. As you may know, our Church upholds affordable and effective health care for every American, backs Medicaid as an essential program for low-income families, and supports adequate government funding for research and medical care for women’s health. […]

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Liberia at the one-year mark of the Ebola outbreak

One day after news outlets marked the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s announcing the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Liberia has confirmed its first new case of Ebola in more than two weeks, with concerns over how many may have been exposed. The New York Times reports:

Worries have widened in recent days over the number of people in Liberia who may have been exposed to the country’s first Ebola case in more than two weeks, a street vendor who […]

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Religious Beliefs and Vaccinations

For many, infants and children making visits to the pediatrician for vaccinations is a routine. But that’s not the case for everyone. Some states allow parents not to vaccinate their children when it conflicts with their religious or personal beliefs.

But does such a decision only affect that person’s family, or is there a risk to the greater community? The PBS series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly explored what it means when religious beliefs clash with vaccinating children.

As correspondent Deborah Potter tells us, […]

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