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November 14, 2011

On Friday, Oct. 21, I visited Zuccotti Park, the site -- at least until last night -- of the Occupy Wall Street protest. Whatever happens next in Lower Manhattan (and as I write, on the morning of Nov. 15, things are moving fast, with the outcome unclear), there can be no doubt that this...

August 31, 2011

As Congress prepares to return this fall, we wanted to give you an update on some of the issues that we will continue to be watching and that you can expect to see in future EPPN Alerts.

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Debt Ceiling/Budget Agreement: On August 2, Congress...

August 10, 2011

As many as 12 million people in the Horn of Africa (Africa's northeast peninsula) still suffer from severe acute malnutrition as a result of this summer's devastating drought and famine in the region. It is estimated that in the last three months, nearly 30,000 children have died from...

August 2, 2011

Congress has reached an agreement to raise the debt ceiling as well as make deep cuts in the federal debt. The agreement requires up $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction and a maximum $2.4 trillion increase in the debt limit in two stages. It immediately produces $917 billion in savings through...

July 18, 2011

Dear Members of Congress: We write to you today as a concerned community of faith to express our strong disapproval of H.J. Res. 1 and other proposals for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. H.J. Res. 1 and similar proposals would require cuts more extreme than those in the House-...

July 18, 2011

Time for Responsible Budgeting - Tell Congress to Oppose the Balanced Budget Amendment

"The Episcopal Church . . . urges Congress, the President and all federal policymakers, when considering cuts to federal programs, to examine all programs for their efficiency and effectiveness in...

June 30, 2011

"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the LORD. --Jeremiah 22:...

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...

June 3, 2011

As people of faith, we continue to be concerned about our country’s slow economic recovery. With this month’s release of unemployment rates, we see yet another sign that while economists may say that the recession has ended the reality of unemployment and under-employment remains true for...

May 18, 2011

A message from Bonnie Anderson, the President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church.

I went to Capitol Hill to talk with legislators last week, and came away with the first two lines of William Cowper's famous hymn running through my mind: "God moves in a mysterious way; His...

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