Economic Justice

Economic Justice

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May 18, 2009

The 76th General Convention this July will be asked in various ways to continue the Episcopal Church's mission of living out the baptismal covenant vow to "strive for justice and peace."

Already-filed resolutions, most contained in the triennial reports of the church's commissions,...

May 13, 2009

Dear Member of Congress,

The faith community takes seriously our call to be faithful stewards of God’s earth and believes global climate change is a real and growing threat to Creation with profound and potentially devastating environmental, economic and social consequences. We are...

May 12, 2009

What is foreign assistance and how does it work? Foreign assistance, also called foreign aid, is money provided by the United States to other countries for a variety of purposes, some strategic, some humanitarian. Fighting poverty and disease, and promoting economic development and growth, are...

April 16, 2009

While we usually concentrate our updates from Washington on legislative action, a new president and administration often take executive actions on important issues. Here is some of what President Obama and his Administration have done on issues of particular interest to The Episcopal Church. As...

March 31, 2009

**UPDATE 4/2/2009: Thank you for your participation in this action! There was a massive effort from across the global-poverty community leading up to the vote. Our vote-counting process showed that we had at least 55 out of 99 votes on our side. The opponents of the amendment were clearly doing...

March 24, 2009

One of the resolutions up for consideration at General Convention in July is endorsement of the Earth Charter together with the development of "action steps for diocese, churches and individuals to implement its principles locally, nationally and internationally."

The Earth Charter is a...

March 11, 2009

A groundbreaking report released on March 12 calls on The Episcopal Church to address the issues and concerns of the poor in the United States, focusing initially on the needs of Native American communities through its proposed "Model for Domestic Poverty Alleviation."

The report, titled...

March 11, 2009

"This is what makes caring for the body a Christian work, that through its health and comfort we may be able to work, to acquire, and lay by funds with which to aid those who are in need, that in this way the strong member may serve the weaker, and we may be sons of God, each caring for and...

March 3, 2009

What is foreign assistance and how does it work? Foreign assistance, also called foreign aid, is money provided by the United States to other countries for a variety of purposes, some strategic, some humanitarian. Fighting poverty and disease, and promoting economic development and growth, are...

January 26, 2009

“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 repairer of the breach and restorer of streets to live in.” - Isaiah 58 Poverty, hunger, and deadly disease...

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