Economic Justice

Articles

May 11, 2005

The 109th Congress has now completed the first round of legislation on the FY '06 Federal Budget, and the results are disappointing to those hoping for changed priorities reflecting moral concern for the poor.

"As advocates for social justice, we are being challenged mightily by this...

April 25, 2005

We the undersigned religious organizations come from diverse religious traditions, yet our communities speak with one voice on the importance of providing compassionate care for the elderly, widows, orphans, and persons with disabilities. It is the birthright of each person to live a life with...

April 4, 2005

The faith community has reason to rejoice over some of the provisions in the PRIDE bill, but others are problematic and could lead to worsening conditions for some of the nation’s poorest people. The greatest victory for TANF families comes in the form of a $6 billion increase in child care...

March 10, 2005

Leaders of five Protestant Christian churches last Tuesday in Washington, D.C., called President Bush's 2006 federal budget "unjust" saying it takes care of the rich but does little for the poor among us.

We, the undersigned religious leaders in Utah, strongly affirm their leadership. We...

March 8, 2005

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations…He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth.” -- Isaiah 42: 1, 4a, Old Testament Lesson for Monday in Holy...

March 8, 2005

Leaders of five mainline Protestant denominations representing more than 20 million followers in the United States today called President Bush's 2006 federal budget "unjust."

Speaking together at a press conference in Washington, D.C., leaders of the Episcopal Church USA, Evangelical...

March 2, 2005

"Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty," from the Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Book of Common Prayer.

Temporary Assistance For Needy FamiliesOn March 31, 2005 the eighth extension...

February 16, 2005

"If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday… you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in." – Isaiah 58: 10,12 -- Old Testament Lesson for...

February 8, 2005

The Honorable Elaine ChaoSecretary of LaborU.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. 20210

Dear Secretary of Labor Chao

The National Farmworker Alliance and the undersigned organizations request that the Department of Labor...

February 7, 2005

The Presiding Bishop today offered the following commentary on President Bush's FY'06 budget request:

In the life of our nation, one of the most concrete expressions of our shared moral values and priorities is the federal budget. In examining whether a budget properly reflects...

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