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January 26, 2009

UPDATE 1/30/09: The Senate passed SCIP 66-32 today including the provisions to grant access to children of legal immigrants. The bill is expected to be on the president’s desk sometime next week.

Last week, by an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a...

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...

November 21, 2008

As members of the faith community, we are concerned about the well being of God’s Creation and God’s people. 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.

We are concerned for the...

October 21, 2008

This month, in recognition of National AIDS Awareness Month, we mourn the loss of 565,927 lives due to such a terrible disease and remind all Americans that the domestic AIDS crisis continues. The U.S. is mired in an urgent health care crisis as efforts in funding, prevention, and monitoring of...

October 6, 2008

In the midst of this extraordinary election season, we pause to recognize - and to ask you to act - on a special cause. For 80 years, National Child Health Day has been an effective means for calling attention to many of the most pressing child health issues of the day, including...

September 23, 2008

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

Dear Member of Congress,

As members of the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs, in devotion to our common religious traditions of justice and compassion, we urge you to champion the needs of our nation's...

August 14, 2008

Twenty years ago, our 1988 General Convention called for the church to "give strong support to responsible local public and private school programs of education in human sexuality." That support for responsible sex education in our schools is more important than ever:

In 2006 the teen...

August 14, 2008

Help improve the health and education of America's youth today by asking Congress to pass the Responsible Education About Life Act!

The REAL Act would use state grants to fund comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education for America's youth. The goal would be to...

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