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November 29, 2010

 

Dear Representative:   As leaders of faith communities, we see first-hand the suffering that food insecurity causes, particularly for families and children. Our children cannot wait any longer for improvements in nutrition programs. We regard passage of Child Nutrition...

November 14, 2010

This is not a revelation but a fact: Individuals and families of low and moderate income can't make ends meet. They are the working poor. They are here in Massachusetts. They are in my community. They are across the country. They are in your community.

Often those in need are the faces...

November 14, 2010

This is not a revelation but a fact: Individuals and families of low and moderate income can't make ends meet. They are the working poor. They are here in Massachusetts. They are in my community. They are across the country. They are in your community.

Often those in need are the faces...

September 9, 2010

"If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor --Deuteronomy 15:7

As the 2010 fall election campaign moves into high gear, it...

August 2, 2010

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The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States...

July 18, 2010

In just six months, the diaper bank at St. Paul's Church has given away more than 80,000 diapers in McHenry County, Illinois, in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Banking and distributing diapers wasn't something the rector, the Rev. Jim Swarthout, had considered as a future ministry,...

June 22, 2010

Ever since Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori mentioned the Economic Justice Loan Fund during the church's domestic poverty conference this spring in Newark, New Jersey, people have been asking me to tell them about the fund.

The Economic Justice Loan Fund is a justice ministry...

June 22, 2010

As petroleum poisons the Gulf and President Barack Obama challenges Americans to overcome their addiction to fossil fuels, an intentional Christian community has won a victory for people-powered transportation in inner-city Columbus.

The Christian communitarians -- young people who...

June 22, 2010

As petroleum poisons the Gulf and President Barack Obama challenges Americans to overcome their addiction to fossil fuels, an intentional Christian community has won a victory for people-powered transportation in inner-city Columbus.

The Christian communitarians -- young people who...

May 19, 2010

The late April conference "Called to Serve: The Episcopal Church Responds to Domestic Poverty" brought together three organizations that address domestic poverty in different and unique ways -- Jubilee Ministry, Episcopal Community Services in America, and National Episcopal Health Ministries...

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