Economic Justice

Economic Justice

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January 22, 2009

Dear Senator/Representative:

Thank you for working on an economic recovery package that will directly support those who are affected most by this recession – poor and middle income households. As representatives of the interfaith community, we are encouraged by Congress and President...

January 15, 2009

Members of the United States Congress Washington D.C. 20510

Dear Member of Congress,

The needs of our nation’s most vulnerable members become increasingly critical as job losses escalate and states face dwindling revenue. The economic tragedy is no longer limited to low-wage...

January 14, 2009

Domestic Policy

Health Care Reform: Several coalitions of faith groups, unions, think tanks, and social policy advocates have been formed to provide principles for achieving comprehensive health care reform that provides universal access to health care. Although it is by no means clear...

January 13, 2009

Dear President-elect Obama (or Member of Congress):

As communities of faith, we are grounded in a shared vision of justice and compassion. We are called to be good stewards of God’s good Earth and work for justice for all of God’s people, particularly the most vulnerable among us. As...

December 9, 2008

International financial institutions have deviated from their mandate of assisting the economic development of poorer nations through aid, investment and trade and are now controlling their political and economic agenda, a gathering of African churches in the Mozambican capital has been told....

December 9, 2008

The global financial crisis accompanied by one of the worst economic recessions in recent times is due to the doctrine of private capital summed up by the idea of economic growth propelled by unregulated markets, the outgoing general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, the Rev....

December 4, 2008

Leaders of the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in the state of Michigan have issued a pastoral letter calling on the U.S. Congress to consider the parable of the Good Samaritan as it consider a financial bailout of the Michigan-based auto industry.

 

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December 3, 2008

In a live webcast on December 6, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will deliver the first Margaret Parker Memorial Lecture focusing on "Peace and Justice Through the Empowerment of Women." Webcast access will be available at http://www.ladiocese.org, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific time (...

September 26, 2008

At the close of the September 25 "high-level event" at the United Nations aimed at gaining a recommitment to the Millennium Development Goals, the U.N. announced new contributions and commitments that it said could amount to $16 billion or more.

That total included $4.5 billion to...

September 26, 2008

Hundreds filled the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on September 25 where Church of England Archbishop of York John Sentamu said that "God is calling us to be part of transforming the world."

 

Sentamu preached the sermon at an "Interfaith Service of Recommitment...

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