Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Interfaith Leaders Speak with One Voice on Poverty

Concerned that the Administration and Congress are working on a budget deal that will place an undue burden on the poor “while shielding the wealthiest from any additional sacrifice,” leaders representing the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths on July 14 launched a new campaign to encourage policymakers to maintain a robust U.S. commitment to domestic and international poverty programs.
“We share our grave concern and dismay that the ongoing conversations and negotiations regarding our nation’s budget may yield an outcome that places individuals and families struggling with poverty at risk of even further hardship while shielding the wealthiest in our nation from any additional sacrifice.”
Read more via Presbyterian Church U.S.A, the Islamic Society of North America, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Church of the Brethren, and the National Council of Churches

There were also more than 4,000 pastors around the country who signed a letter urging Congress and President Obama not to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. The letter was published in the political and electoral affairs publication Politico.

1 comment:

Elainevc@aol.com said...

I need to look at this list of pastors as I search for a new church family in Tennessee!!