United Reformed Church (URC) among global faith leaders calling for equitable vaccine distribution

by CWM Communications Team

The United Reformed Church (URC) is among faith leaders around the world urging for global vaccine equity and an end to vaccine nationalism, where wealthier countries gain first access to and hoard vaccines, and people from poorer countries go un-vaccinated.

In a joint statement issued through Christian Aid, over 140 faith leaders called for a “people’s vaccine” – referring to People’s Vaccine Alliance, a coalition of organisations campaigning for a COVID-19 vaccine that is patent-free and widely produced.

Emphasizing a joint responsibility to care for one another, they said: “we can each only be well, when all of us are well. If one part of the world is left to suffer the pandemic, all parts of the world will be put at ever-increasing risk.”

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