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April 12, 2011
As the first baby boomers reach retirement age, the Older Adult Ministries Task Force of the Episcopal Church is recognizing and addressing issues and concerns of the aging population, and making available online resources, according to an April 12 release from the office of public affairs. In addition, the release says, through the task force the Episcopal Church is giving attention to the...
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February 14, 2007
Last Monday, President Bush sent his FY 2008 budget request to Congress. The continuing cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan – as much as $145.2 billion this coming year – seriously reduces the resources available to respond to human need at home and abroad. In some areas, particularly our nation's response to deadly poverty and disease abroad, the budget is consistent with our...
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May 16, 2006
Did you know that just two months ago the President and Congress cut $39 billion dollars from education, health care for senior citizens and those with disabilities, child support and support for the working poor from last year's federal budget? Now, leaders in the House of Representatives want to cut an additional $10 Billion from programs serving the working poor, children, and the elderly...
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March 29, 2006
Dear Members of the Budget Committee: We are pleased to send you, as members of the House Committee on the Budget, this statement regarding the FY ’07 Federal Budget. We are leaders of five Protestant denominations representing close to 20 million Americans who believe in the Biblical imperative to care for the “least of these.” Last year we spoke out throughout the...
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November 30, 2005
Who is the best lobbyist in Washington? You are! And right now we need your help. The House of Representatives has recessed and will return to Washington December 5th. The Senate will return the week of December 12th. Your Representatives and Senators are easier to meet while they are home so this is a great time to contact them. The affects of this summer's hurricanes continue to be felt by...
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June 8, 2005
As Congress continues its consideration of the Social Security program, which today provides benefits to more than 47 million Americans, the Episcopal Church believes the US Government should, "(1) maintain the fundamental structure and intent of the program and assuring its long-tem financial stability and (2) not put a disproportionate burden on the low-income and working poor." (EC 02/2005)...
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April 26, 2005
We the undersigned religious organizations come from diverse religious traditions, yet our communities speak with one voice on the importance of providing compassionate care for the elderly, widows, orphans, and persons with disabilities. It is the birthright of each person to live a life with dignity and access to the basic necessities of life. It is our common concern for the economic well...
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March 8, 2005
Presiding Bishop Griswold urged us to ask the following questions in evaluating the President’s budget proposal: Is the budget compassionate? Jesus tells his followers to “be compassionate, as your Heavenly Father is compassionate.” But compassion is just an abstraction unless we make it real in our lives. A compassionate nation must use its common resources to respond to the Gospel...