Category Archives: Resources

2015-16 State Budget Talking Points—Need for Fair Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Looking to engage family, friends, colleagues and stakeholders about the need for fair funding for Pennsylvania’s public school students? Here are talking points to help start the conversation:  — Pennsylvania is a … Continue reading

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Earth Day Resource—and a Little More

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Every year, Creation Justice Ministries releases a free Christian education resource before Earth Day (April 22). Download it at http://action.creationjustice.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=9683. Today marks the beginning of Earth Month, and the Creation Justice community is focusing on … Continue reading

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month—Please Promote Awareness

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/), so we’re going to begin the month by asking you to take a few seconds to do one simple thing… Put this number into your phone contacts: 1-800-932-0313 (http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51288/images/childline2.jpg). It’s a toll-free … Continue reading

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Clean Slate Legislation Would Benefit Pennsylvania, Returning Citizens—Resources for Talking to Your Legislators and Others

From Community Legal Services (https://clsphila.org/): Between 70 million and 100 million—or 1 in 3 Americans—have some type of criminal record. In Pennsylvania, this translates into nearly 3 million of the commonwealth’s citizens. Many have only minor records, such as misdemeanors, … Continue reading

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Care for God’s Creatures: Earth Day Resources

From Creation Justice Ministries (http://www.creationjustice.org/): Find prayer, Bible study, and Christian education materials for creature-care. Download it now at http://action.creationjustice.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=9683. Every Spring, Creation Justice Ministries equips faith communities with Christian education resources on a timely theme. Scientists have released evidence … Continue reading

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Faith Climate Action Week—April 15-24, National

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Get ready for Faith Climate Action Week, April 15th- 24th! Join with more than 1200 faith communities will spread the word about climate change and take action on this urgent moral issue. Order your … Continue reading

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HUD Publishes Resources for LGBT Individuals and Families and Service Providers

HUD has published a package of technical assistance materials on the LGBT Homelessness page. Creating inclusive and welcoming communities is a fundamental part of HUD’s mission as America’s housing agency. The materials aid providers in implementing the best practices highlighted … Continue reading

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Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage—March 13-19, Statewide

Across Pennsylvania the week of March 13 is a Week of Action for a Fair Minimum Wage.  We encourage religious leaders to include the issue in worship services during that week to engage the faithful in efforts to aid the … Continue reading

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Faith Voter Reflection Guide Available

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): The 2016 election will be critical in determining how our country responds to the climate crisis and if we follow through on the commitments we made to the rest of the world in Paris. … Continue reading

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A Formula for Fair Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (The way schools are funded in Pennsylvania isn’t working for our students or taxpayers because the state does not consider the real costs necessary for … Continue reading

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