Clergy for Compassion

Across Pennsylvania, there are patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, ALS, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions for which medical cannabis has been found to provide significant medical benefits. Some find it to be the most effective way — or, in some cases, the only way — to effectively treat their maladies or the symptoms associated with them. Nobody should have to break the law in order to ease their suffering or that of a loved one.

We cannot remain silent while people in pain and anguish are deprived of a viable, safe, and responsible remedy.

While we may practice different faiths and come from different communities, we share the same commitment to improving the broader community through the practice of humanity, healing, mercy, and compassion. That is why, as leaders within our respective communities of faith, we are joining together to encourage the Pennsylvania General Assembly to adopt sensible, comprehensive medical cannabis legislation.

Pastor Clair Anderson, Hanover
Pastor Elisabeth Aurand, Williamsport
Reverend Charles Baboian, West Manchester Township
Reverend John Bagwell
Reverend Laura Bair, Mount Wolf
Pastor Debby Bentch, Mechanicsburg
Pastor Shawn Berkebile, Abbottstown
Reverend Dana Blouch-Hanson, Newville
Reverend Karen Boyer, Mount Joy
Reverend Keith Braucher, Lancaster
Reverend Randall Bush, Pittsburgh
Reverend Theodore Cockley, Williamsport
Reverend Jason Cole
Reverend David Danneberger, York
Reverend Susan Dheedene, York
Minister Michelle Dickert, Spring Grove
Pastor Gene Edwards, Spring Grove
Pastor William Esborn, Mifflintown
Reverend Ann Few, Royersford
Reverend Christina Fidanza, Cashtown-McKnightstown
Rabbi Eli Freedman, Philadelphia
Reverend Sterling Fritz, Littlestown
Reverend Cynthia Garis, Camp Hill
Reverend Elizabeth George, New Oxford
Reverend Kenneth Gibble, Camp Hill
Pastor Caitlin Glass, New Kingstown
Deacon Ken Grove
Pastor Paul Haack, Jefferson
Elder John Hargreaves
Reverend Joshua Hessom
Reverend Rebecca Horn, Bloomsburg
Reverend Neal Jones, Devon
Sister Laura Kincaid
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, Elkins Park
Rabbi Teresa Martin, New Providence/Strasburg
Reverend Casey McCarthy
Pastor Tom McKee, York
Reverend Lauren Muratore, Gettysburg
Reverend Gabriele Parks, State College
Reverend Kay Rader, York
Rabbi Peter Rigler, Broomall
Reverend Christopher Rodkey, Dallastown
Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom, Elkins Park
Reverend Ashley Rossi, Williamsport
Reverend Ruthann Seibert, Dover
Reverend Susan E. Stein, Ambler
Rabbi George Stern, Philadelphia
Reverend Karin Stork-Whitson, Williamsport
Reverend Sandra Strauss, Harrisburg
Pastor Steven Thomas, Hanover
Reverend David Tietje, Red Lion
Reverend Brian Vasey, Mifflinville
Pastor Ronald Wanless, Ligonier
Reverend Maurine Waun, Murrysville
Reverend John Welch, Pittsburgh
Reverend Bonnie J. Whittier, Codorus
Reverend Kim Wilson, Stroudsburg
Pastor Dan Yeiser, Hanover
Pastor Joel Zeiders, Bloomsburg

(NOTE: Some signers have requested that their name not appear publicly.)

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