Economic Justice

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August 7, 2007

The Episcopal Church and its faith partners in Washington support farm-bill reform that would: (1) Restructure U.S. commodity-payment programs to ensure that they help small and medium sized farmers who rely on the land to provide for their families; (2) Reduce trade-distorting subsidies that...

August 7, 2007

When the Senate begins consideration of the Farm Bill this fall they need to do what the House of Representatives failed to do – enact meaningful reform of U.S. agricultural policy to make it more equitable for American farmers, communities in need, and people living in poverty around the...

August 1, 2007

As Congress heads home for its traditional August Recess, below is an update on many of the legislative initiatives you care about and have taken action on during the past several months. Thank you for all of your hard work!

MAJOR POLICY INITIATIVEFarm Bill: The legislation governs many...

July 25, 2007

Please call your representative by NOON, Thursday, July 26 at 1-800-826-3688. Urge him/her to vote for the Fairness in Farm and Food Policy Amendment offered by Rep. Ron Kind and Rep. Jeff Flake. Tell him/her the House Agriculture Committee's version of the farm bill does little to change the...

July 24, 2007

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Members of Congress:

We write to you today to endorse the amendment on international food aid to be offered by Rep. Blumenauer to Title II of H.R. 2419.

Based on the experience of our sisters and brothers in our...

July 18, 2007

Already this year, you've heard a lot from us about the U.S. farm bill – the legislation that governs U.S. agricultural and food policy – and the need for reforms that will strengthen rural communities and fight hunger at home and abroad. The House Agriculture Committee is giving final...

July 18, 2007

The House of Representatives has reached a critical moment in debate over the 2007 farm bill, as the legislation moves from the Agriculture Committee to the floor. Calls for reform have not been taken seriously in the Committee, and it is likely that the bill considered on the floor will be a...

May 24, 2007

Recently, just before the semester's orchestra concert, someone went behind stage at my son's school, found the bows used by cellists, and cut each bow in half. This took place at an arts magnet school where, in theory, every student has a passion for the arts.

Across town, Duke...

March 21, 2007

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 28:18

In 2004 a diverse group of respected religious leaders and scientists joined together to make a bold statement to Congress:

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March 14, 2007

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightnings for the rain,...

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