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September 30, 2006

Three blocks from The White House in Franklin Square Park, the Rev. Anne-Marie Jeffery lifts a folding table from a small cart, sets out a woven basket of sandwich bread and a plastic bottle of grape juice and opens her arms wide.

It’s lunch hour in downtown D.C., and women in...

September 30, 2006

Did you know that every three seconds in our world, someone dies simply because he or she is too poor to continue living? Or that every six seconds, someone dies from AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis? Or that in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, a child is orphaned every 14 seconds...

September 30, 2006

Three blocks from The White House in Franklin Square Park, the Rev. Anne-Marie Jeffery lifts a folding table from a small cart, sets out a woven basket of sandwich bread and a plastic bottle of grape juice and opens her arms wide.

It’s lunch hour in downtown D.C., and women in...

May 31, 2006

Cindy Flanders doesn’t do the “island shuffle.” Unlike many year-round residents of Martha’s Vineyard, she, her partner, Bill, and their young son, Michael, rent a two-bedroom home for $1,425 a month, which they don’t have to vacate for tourists. Others, however, are forced to “shuffle,”...

August 15, 2005

The Jubilee Ministry Grants Committee reviewed grant requests from 101 Jubilee Ministry Center sites throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and awarded grants to 50 dioceses.

Grant applicants were allowed to apply for up to one grant per five Jubilee Centers in the...

October 11, 2004

Hundreds filled the pews at Riverside Church on Sunday to celebrate the Children's Sabbath and hear Marian Wright Edelman's sermon titled "A Nation and Century Defining Time: Where is America Going?"

Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, said, "If ever there was...

July 19, 2004

Jubilee Ministry Centers across the Episcopal Church have been assisted by a new round of 82 national grants totaling $125,122 to provide direct services to people living amid poverty and other forms of oppression.

A national advisory committee of clergy and laity approved the grants, which...

March 28, 2004

In February we wrote asking you to support the Snoweflake Campaign – an effort to add $6 billion in child care funding to the bill reauthorizing welfare – known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This bill is now expected to be on the Senate floor as soon as March 30. We are...

February 12, 2004

President’s Day Recess is Your Opportunity to Meet Senators at Home

Senators will be at home the week of February 16 for the President’s Day recess. Next week would be an ideal time to call or visit them in support of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), the nation’s...

January 29, 2004

Cuts in state funding for programs for children and the poor have forced Grace Hill Settlement House to close its program in St. Charles County. The action was effective Dec. 31 and means the loss of services to approximately 1,500 persons (or "neighbors") and their families. The office,...

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