"Today, progressive Christians and Jews need to look for the way to wholeness and healing in partnership with one another. Our historical and theological differences are eclipsed by our common spiritual tradition and commitments. While we affirm that 'the whole earth is full of [God's] glory" (Isaiah 6:3), we stand humbly before the infinity of the universe, the mystery of human life, and the God who transcends every spiritual image. We affirm that our own bodies, even at the cellular level, reflect this same beauty and wholeness. This universal aim at wholeness is the gentle force in the healing of every wound, the lifting of grief, and the strength to face chronic illness and adversity with hope and courage.

"Healing can occur in any circumstance, because God is the source of abundance and new life in all things. Even when no physical cure is possible, we can experience a peace that enables us to face life's most difficult challenges with a sense of hope and equanimity. When a cure is no longer sought, and death and disability are on the horizon, there is always the possibility of spiritual healing when we open ourselves to God's movements in our lives. . . .

"Today, as children of the prophets, healers, and mystics of Judaism and Christianity, we are also pilgrims whose path is cosmic as well as personal. Our path leads through the integration of spirituality and Western medicine, contemplation and healthy exercise, complementary medicine and medical technology, personal well-being and global justice."