Category Archives: Resources

Changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protection Laws

With thanks to Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA for collecting this information. In October 2014, the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Corbett  completed a two-year effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child protection laws, with a series of bills that were officially … Continue reading

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Who Pays? Examines Tax Systems in All Fifty States

From the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ( The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy today released the 5th edition of Who Pays (, our signature report that examines tax systems in all 50 states and the District of … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day—January 11, National

Just a reminder that Sunday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide.  It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking … Continue reading

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Caring for Creation: A Sampler of Web Sites

From Creation Corner Column for November 2014 (Michael Ochs) “Just ‘googling’ around” for examples of ministries that take a caring approach to God’s creation results in many sites.  Of especial value are these: BioLogos—Science and Faith in dialogue and harmony … Continue reading

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New Gun Violence Study Guide

From Sojourners ( Recently, shots rang out near the Canadian parliament. Days later, a high school student in Seattle shot five of his classmates, killing two. Every day, an average of 289 people are shot with a gun in the … Continue reading

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Alliance for Climate Education Offers High School Assembly Programs on Climate Education

In 2009, 4C presented the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) — a non-profit organization that conducts climate education assembly programs in high schools across the country — with its Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award. Subsequently, 4C, Yale and … Continue reading

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How Does Your County Compare to Other PA Counties on Measures of Children’s Well-Being?

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children ( Do you know how your county compares to other Pennsylvania counties when it comes to child poverty, health insurance coverage, educational opportunities and other important measures of children’s well-being? You can find those answers … Continue reading

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2013-14 Environmental Scorecard

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club present the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, a permanent record that scores every Pennsylvania state legislator on environmental votes cast during the 2013 – 2014 Legislative Session. The organizations delayed … Continue reading

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AARP Foundation and FRAC Announce New Tools to Fight Hunger among Seniors

From the Food Research and Action Center ( The Joint Toolkit Aims to Connect More Seniors to SNAP Washington, DC – FRAC and AARP Foundation are taking a step forward in preventing food insecurity by publishing a digital toolkit that … Continue reading

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Infographic: Why Obamacare Enrollees Need to Take Action in the Months Ahead

From Enroll America ( We’re excited to share a new infographic that describes the simple steps people enrolled in marketplace coverage need to take — starting November 15 — to stay covered for next year:

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