Category Archives: Resources

Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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Holy Week Devotions on Immigration

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): On behalf of the Holy Days & Holidays Team of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we are grateful to present a 6 day set of devotions for Holy Week which have just been posted on … Continue reading

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New Interactive Map/Report: Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Did you know 84,000 chemicals are registered for use in American products? You might think that they’ve all been tested for safety. You would be wrong. The federal government started comprehensively regulating chemicals … Continue reading

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2015 Earth Day Resource: Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Our 2015 Earth Day resource is finally here! “Have you anything here to eat?”  Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd and many congregations are celebrating in their churches on … Continue reading

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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 (http://www.itep.org/): The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy today released the 5th edition of Who Pays (http://www.itep.org/whopays/), 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 (http://www.sojo.net): 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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