Author Archives: Sandy Strauss

REGISTER NOW! Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please join us for Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg (4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg) beginning the evening of Friday, October 23 and running through … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for August 28, 2015

Download a pdf version of the August 28, 2015 News and Action Summary! News Summary 8-28-15

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News Posts, August 28, 2015

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Global Warming Deepening Drought — And Without Climate Action, It’ll Get Worse Top Five Reasons Methane Matters Ten Years After Katrina, Poor And Black People Still Left Behind … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—August 28, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—August 28, 2015

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: Pope Francis Welcome Event Planning Toolkit

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Newly Posted Resources—August 28, 2015

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Pope Francis Welcome Event Planning Toolkit

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Urge Congress to Vote in Favor of the Iran Nuclear Deal

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): It is quiet now, but in just under two weeks Congress returns to work. Their first order of business, the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran. That makes these last days of summer … Continue reading

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Ten Years After Katrina, Poor And Black People Still Left Behind

Posted at http://ourfuture.org/20150827/ten-years-after-katrina-poor-and-black-people-still-left-behind By Terrance Heath August 27, 2015 When President Obama visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he will find the city whiter, wealthier, and more unequal than it was before the storm. Eight years … Continue reading

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At Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family—September 1, Philadelphia

In advance of Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States to participate in the 2015 World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families, the Center for Migration Studies of New York, Villanova University, the … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Oppose Legislation that Permits Discriminatory Lending for Cars

From Americans for Financial Reform (http://www.ourfinancialsecurity.org): Quick poll: Raise your hand if you think it is OK to charge someone more for a car loan because of the color of their skin. You don’t? Unbelievably, when Congress heads back to … Continue reading

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