Healthcare for All-WNC is hosting a non-partisan, multi-faith symposium

Press release from Healthcare For All-WNC: 

Do our core beliefs move us toward health care for all? Five speakers, representing a variety of spiritual paths, will explore whether we have a moral imperative to care for all. They will address how their different theologies and philosophies inform responses to our current healthcare crisis.
Rev. Mack Dennis – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church

Jackie Simms — Ethical Humanist Society
Yousuf Ben Omran — Islamic Center of Asheville
Stephen Wall, M.D. — Congregation Beth Ha Tephila
Dr. John Grant, Pastor, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. David Blackmon – Moderator

The speakers will give brief presentations, sharing their faith’s perspective on caring for all. Following their remarks, the speakers will answer audience questions submitted in writing.

All local, state, and national elected officials for our region have been invited.

Healthcare for All-WNC ( is a regional chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program ( PNHP is a coalition of more than 21,000 health professionals and other concerned citizens across the country supporting a public option for healthcare in the United States.

WHAT: Healthcare for All – A Moral Obligation?

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak Street

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017   7:00 – 8:30 PM

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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