Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mindful Living Guides from NCC Eco-Justice Program-In Time for Earth Day

The National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Programs have released the Mindful Living Gathering Guide (http://nccecojustice.org/resources.html#environmentalhealthresources), a step-by-step process for facilitating adult Christian education on the issues of health, pollution and toxic substances. The guide has been paired with the programs’ … Continue reading

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Support Funding for Vulnerable Persons in Federal Budget

Faith in Public Life is asking for your support by signing on to a petition asking Congress to ensure that sufficient funds remain in the federal budget to support organizations that provide services to vulnerable persons at a time when … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Interfaith Service of Prayers for Peace

The community is invited to join gathering of representatives from many faith traditions in central Pennsylvania in an interfaith service of prayers for peace on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 N. 3rd Street, … Continue reading

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News Summary for Friday, March 20, 2009

Check out the Actions, Events, New Posts, and Resources below. There is a lot of information here—please know that you aren’t expected to act on everything! Choose the issues that are most important to you and take action! Also—please support … Continue reading

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Sign On to Urge the President to Support Global Development and Foreign Assistance Reform

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is calling for signers to an open letter to President Obama on global development and foreign assistance reform. The letter speaks to the importance of strengthening U.S. efforts to alleviate poverty, fight disease, create opportunity, … Continue reading

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New Mexico Repeals the Death Penalty

A message from Ashlee Shelton, Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP at http://www.padp.org):   I’m thrilled to share this news with you.  New Mexico is the second state to legislatively repeal the death penalty since 1965 and is … Continue reading

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Help Defeat New Proposed “Photo ID” Bill

Legislation Would Disenfranchise Elderly, Minority, Disabled, and Low-Income Voters—Many Pennsylvania Advocates Call for Action   On March 2, Sen. Orie (R- Allegheny, Butler) and 12 co-sponsors introduced Senate Bill 514 (SB 514), which would require all voters, at every election, … Continue reading

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Call on the Governor to Support Home Health Care

A call to action from the Consumer Workforce Council asks for messages to Governor Rendell seeking his support for home health care:   What happens when your mom, dad, or you need some support to get by?  Will you be … Continue reading

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News Summary for Friday, March 13, 2009

Check out the Actions, Events, News Posts, and Resources below. There is a lot of information here-please know that you aren’t expected to act on everything! Choose the issues that are most important to you and take action!   Also, … Continue reading

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Reuters: In American Crisis, Anger and Guns

In light of recent work on handgun violence by the Council’s Commission on Public Witness:   By Bernd Debusmann Reuters Columnist, 3/19/09   Washington — In the first two months of this year, around 2.5 million Americans bought guns, a … Continue reading

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