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February 12, 2004

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been guaranteed since the 1930's. All federal welfare programs were...

December 1, 2003

Dear Mr. President:

The Food Policy Working Group (FPWG) is a coalition of faith-based and other community organizations deeply concerned about the fact that children still go hungry in our nation. Over 13 million children in America live in households that struggle to put food on the...

October 23, 2003

The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love the stranger as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19: 33-34

Dear Medicare Conferee,

As people of faith, we believe that the Biblical mandate...

September 30, 2003

Children in the Dominican Republic have very little oral disease compared to children in the United States.

"I've been amazed, whenever I come here, how little periodontal disease the children have," said Richard Westermeier, a retired Angola dentist. Asked why that is, he replied, "...

September 25, 2003

Last winter, when Jean Diebolt and Melba Gillis realized that there was no affordable health care for the working poor in their area--Shelby, Panola and San Augustine counties--the two women began a project with monumental goals.

"These are three of the poorest counties in Texas--all are...

July 31, 2003

The House of Deputies began 10 days of debate and decision Wednesday by addressing issues of fair sentencing laws and health care.

The 831 deputies seated included 416 clerical and 415 lay deputies.

Following an impassioned endorsement by a judge, deputies overwhelmingly approved...

July 31, 2003

David Elliott, a deputy from Mississippi, is also a grandfather who spoke of the hope that stem cell research could offer his granddaughter. She suffers from a genetic disease that likely will kill her before she reaches adulthood.

The Rev. Neil Lebhar, a visitor from the Diocese of...

June 30, 2003

"IS IT ILLEGAL now for me to add to the parish prayer list prayers for healing for Maggie Smith, about to have heart surgery?" asked a member of the congregation who happens to be a psychologist, though not a doctor to Ms. Smith. She was asking about the strict new privacy regulations from...

May 22, 2003

The Episcopal Church's advocates on global issues celebrated a double legislative victory this week as the U.S. Congress passed legislation to authorize a $15 billion program to combat global AIDS and to direct the Bush Administration to negotiate deeper debt relief for the world's poorest...

April 16, 2003

The inadequacy of the nation's health-care system will be the domestic issue upon which the next federal election will hinge, Henry E. Simmons, president of the National Coalition on Health Care, predicted to about 80 Episcopal health-care professionals at a conference in Washington, D.C.,...

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