Economic Justice

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October 4, 2005

Dear Senator/Representative:We want to bring to your attention a resolution passed by the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church at its recent fall meeting. Their resolution asks that President Bush reverse his decision to suspend indefinitely for the Gulf Region the federal wage guidelines...

September 15, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress has delayed consideration of a "FY' 06 Federal Budget Reconciliation" package that includes deep cuts to vital programs that serve the working poor, children and seniors. Leadership in the House and Senate has indicated that they will proceed with the...

September 13, 2005

A consultation of international religious leaders delivered a consensus statement to the United Nations on the eve of its 60th annual General Assembly in New York, reaffirming support for the Millennium Development Goals and calling for increased collaboration between churches and governments...

September 12, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress' traditional August recess was cut short as leaders returned to the nation's capital to take up "emergency supplemental spending" for the ravaged Gulf Coast region, according to the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR) in Washington...

July 21, 2005

The Food Stamp Program is the nation’s single most effective federal effort to reduce and prevent hunger in the United States. A recent federal measurement shows that 11.2 percent of all U.S. households, including 13.3 million children, do not have enough to eat. More than half of all Food...

June 8, 2005

As Congress continues its consideration of the Social Security program, which today provides benefits to more than 47 million Americans, the Episcopal Church believes the US Government should, "(1) maintain the fundamental structure and intent of the program and assuring its long-tem financial...

June 8, 2005

In an unprecedented gathering, more than 1,000 people of various religious affiliations joined leaders of more than 40 faith communities for an interfaith convocation at Washington National Cathedral June 6 united in a common conviction that no one should go hungry.

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June 7, 2005

Many Americans are following efforts being put forth to change our Social Security Program. At its February 2005 meeting, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church passed policy reaffirming our Church’s recognition and support of Social Security as an effective government response to...

June 5, 2005

Members of the Senate Finance Committee & House Ways and Means Committee U.S. Congress Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senators & Represenatives:

Like many Americans, I have followed with interest the efforts being put forth to change our Social Security – a program that has...

May 31, 2005

When is a cup of coffee more than a cup of coffee? When it promotes environmental and economic justice in coffee-growing nations around the world.

A growing number of congregations and individuals are buying fair-trade, organic, shade-grown coffee. This means coffee growers in...

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