Category Archives: Resources

Sign Up for Torture Awareness Month (June) Toolkit—Available Mid-April

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you, and your local church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or faith community, to join other people of faith in commemorating Torture Awareness Month (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tam2014) this June. NRCAT is preparing a Toolkit … Continue reading

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Taxpayers are Picking Up the Tab for Corporations that Pay Poverty Wages

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): A new study (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/report/2014/03/05/85158/the-effects-of-minimum-wages-on-snap-enrollments-and-expenditures/) from the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California at Berkeley reveals this: increasing the minimum wage to … Continue reading

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Water, Holy Water—Earth Day 2014 Resource

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Water, Holy Water, this year’s Earth Day resource, explores water as a gift from God that is being threatened by overuse and pollution. Included are sermon starters, worship resources, and a bulletin insert. Download the … Continue reading

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New Web Resource Offers Ex-Offender Resources

From the Pennsylvania Prison Society (http://www.prisonsociety.org): The Pennsylvania Prison Society and the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania have announced a new website, the Philadelphia Network of Care for Prisoner Re-Entry, to assist in better managing ex-offenders with behavioral-health issues as … Continue reading

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How to Dramatically Cut Poverty Today

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared, “Opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise.” If we are to restore that … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground: A Resource from the Pluralism Project for World Interfaith Harmony Week

From the Pluralism Project (http://www.pluralism.org): Finding Common Ground is a brief guide created by the Pluralism Project to navigate On Common Ground: World Religions in America (http://www.pluralism.org/ocg/), an online multimedia resource that introduces world religions by tradition, explores the changing religious … Continue reading

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Protecting Kids from Pesticides Begins with Us: Take the Healthy Kids Pledge

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): The science is clear. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and pesticides are part of the reason why. The good news? This is a problem we can … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Prayer Service

At the November meeting in the Vatican on human trafficking, it was requested that Pope Francis designate February 8 (feast of St. Josephine Bakhita) as a day of prayer and fasting for an end to human trafficking. The United States … Continue reading

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Free Tax Return Preparation by Volunteers

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified … Continue reading

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Resources on The War on Poverty—Gathered in One Place

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): The 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty has brought forth many very helpful reports and analyses.  The Coalition on Human Needs is compiling them in a new webpage – we hope you’ll … Continue reading

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