Economic Justice

Economic Justice

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October 12, 2011

I live and work a block away from the tent city that has sprung up next door to Wall Street, and so I walk through the middle of their encampment several times a week. At first, I rolled my eyes along with many other passersby: the extreme and raggedly disorganized range of complaint made many...

October 6, 2011

The rector of Trinity Church, Wall Street, has issued an invitation to "Occupy Wall Street" protesters to make use of the congregation's facilities and staff for rest, revitalization and pastoral care.

In a statement posted Oct. 5 on Trinity's website, the Rev. James H. Cooper, dean,...

October 4, 2011

Dear Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction,

The Episcopal Church urges you to find budget solutions that do not further burden poor and vulnerable populations in the United States, refugees and displaced populations, or impoverished communities around the world....

June 28, 2011

Forty years ago, then-Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop John Hines appeared at a General Motors stockholders meeting to ask the company to quit doing business in South Africa because of that country's policy of apartheid. Today, the church continues to make its voice heard in company boardrooms...

June 14, 2011

Dear Member of Congress,

Our religious traditions and scriptures affirm the inherent dignity of all human beings. All of us are called to help our brothers and sisters in need. Despite a slight increase in jobs created in the past few months unemployed workers, especially those living in...

March 1, 2011

Dear Members of Congress: Our witness as faith leaders is grounded in love for God and neighbor and all Creation. Accordingly, we are compelled to speak out against the proposed deep cuts in FY2011 discretionary domestic and poverty-focused foreign aid spending. Jesus challenged people to...

January 4, 2011

Lee County, Florida, has had its share of tough times. Having gained notoriety in 2009 as the foreclosure capital of the nation, its unemployment rate continues to hover around 13 percent, far above the national average.

As the ranks of the unemployed struggle to make ends meet, two Fort...

July 29, 2010

As Congress prepares to depart Washington, DC for a month-long recess in August, the ecological and economic devastation from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to wreak a devastating toll on the lives and livelihoods of millions of Gulf Coast residents and on the pristine natural...

July 19, 2010

The end of the Cold War led to the false hope that all humans would be treated equally, says Archbishop Desmond Tutu. But the world's inability to avoid crises such as the recent recession, climate change and volcanic ash illustrates the risk of not working together, the Nobel Peace Prize...

July 14, 2010

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post website here.

As host of the weekly, nationally syndicated radio program "Day 1," I work with a diverse array of church leaders from the mainline denominations. Most are pastors or seminary professors, but occasionally we have a...

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