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April 19, 2011

The first Earth Day in 1970 marked a rare occasion where millions of Americans united to demonstrate their concern for the deteriorating state of the environment. Forty years later, the importance of protecting the environment has become...

April 13, 2011

Dear Representative: The undersigned national organizations urge you to vote against the Budget Resolution approved by the House Budget Committee for FY 2012. We represent people of faith, providers of human services, and labor, civil...

April 13, 2011

The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increase in the number of families enrolled in the Medicaid program, the jointly-funded federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income children and adults, medical and...

April 5, 2011

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., taken from his...

March 29, 2011

Ziebach County in South Dakota is America's poorest county. Over 60% of its residents live at or below the poverty line. Its population of 2,500 is mostly made up Sioux Indians, and they have been hit by the lagging economy like everyone...

March 21, 2011

"The 76th General Convention direct(s) the Executive Council to develop a strategic plan with clear designation of authority and accountability to address issues of domestic economic justice. . . continue(s) and deepen(s) its advocacy and...

March 15, 2011

"The world is not reconciled as long as some live without—without food, good news, adequate housing, peace, clothing, education, or justice. The work of this church is to build a world of shalom that includes all those versions of God’...

March 14, 2011

  The Honorable Mark Kirk United States Senate 387 Russell Senate Building Washington, DC 20510     Dear Senator Kirk,   We, the undersigned faith leaders, write to ask for your...

March 8, 2011

The season of Lent is a season of preparation for renewal and regeneration in Christ that comes after a period of sacrifice and self-denial. However, it is also a season for taking a pilgrimage through the wilderness, honestly reflecting...

March 4, 2011

  As people of faith, we continue to be concerned about our country’s slow economic recovery. With this month’s release of unemployment rates, we see yet another sign that while economists may say that the recession...

March 1, 2011

Dear Members of Congress: Our witness as faith leaders is grounded in love for God and neighbor and all Creation. Accordingly, we are compelled to speak out against the proposed deep cuts in FY2011 discretionary domestic and poverty-...

February 15, 2011

Last December, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, recalling our deep respect for the Refuge as a national treasure that stands alone in its wildness, ecological integrity, beauty...

February 7, 2011

  As people of faith, we continue to be concerned about our country’s slow economic recovery. With this month’s release of unemployment rates, we see yet another sign that while economists may say that the recession...

February 1, 2011

  Dear President Obama   As faith organizations committed to welcoming the strangers in our midst and to bringing those on the margins into the full inclusion of our communities, we are alarmed and dismayed by the...

January 25, 2011

  Legislative Update 2010   Domestic Issues On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a comprehensive health care reform plan which required most individuals...

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