Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Articles

June 22, 2010

Ever since Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori mentioned the Economic Justice Loan Fund during the church's domestic poverty conference this spring in Newark, New Jersey, people have been asking me to tell them about the fund.

The Economic Justice Loan Fund is a justice ministry...

May 3, 2010

Give generously and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, "Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your...

April 14, 2010

 

To Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,

We write to you as people of faith, on behalf of the communities, members and volunteers we represent. During these tough economic times, too many Americans are only one job or foreclosure away from poverty. Our common...

April 9, 2010

 

Dear Senator,

We urge you to take up the extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Fund as soon as you return from recess. Last week the House passed an extension through the end of FY2011 as part of the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act...

March 29, 2010

 

Dear Senator,

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. Last week, the Senate failed to take an important step to enact a 30-day extension of unemployment insurance (UI) and...

March 22, 2010

President Barack Obama signed the health-insurance overhaul bill, extending coverage to some 30 million uninsured people, into law March 23 during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

"After a century of trying, today after over a year of debate, today, after all the votes...

January 29, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will lead the closing session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 in Davos, Switzerland, with a discussion on "Being Responsible for the Future." The archbishop's contribution will be available to watch live on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 10.45-11.30...

January 28, 2010

As communities of faith united by our common religious traditions and values of justice and compassion, we see the latest unemployment numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor as a call to action. It is abundantly clear that the effects of the most recent recession will be felt for...

January 26, 2010

The Honorable Timothy Geithner Secretary of the Treasury

Dear Mr. Secretary:

We are grateful for the US government’s efforts to date to mobilize emergency assistance for disaster relief in Haiti.

We are writing today to bring to your attention two specific steps that we...

January 26, 2010

Over the last year, Episcopalians from across the country have advocated for reform of our health care system and urged Congress to pass a comprehensive plan to provide quality, affordable health care for all Americans. There are some who now want to stop just when we have come so close to...

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