More than 1,000 people gathered on June 24 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., to show their support for health care reform through songs, prayer and speeches. The crowd came together as part of the Interfaith Week of Prayer for Health Care, June 19-26. The Washington meeting was co-sponsored by several faith-based groups, including the Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN) and the Disciples Center for Public Witness.
The theme of the D.C. gathering was to set out a statement of principles that calls for comprehensive health care that is inclusive, accessible, affordable and accountable. It coincided with worship services, vigils, rallies, forums and other gatherings that were held throughout the week across the country. To learn more, see www.webelievetogether.org or www.disciplescenter.org