Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why Taxes Are a Moral Issue

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Jennifer Butler – Washington Post, On Faith December 15, 2010   …The challenge of applying broad moral principles to the specifics of legislation always requires prudence in a pluralistic democracy. But … Continue reading

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Report: One in Ten PA Children Lives With an Unemployed Parent

From Public News Service-PA (http://www.publicnewsservice.org):   December 16, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa. – One child in ten in Pennsylvania lives with an adult who doesn’t have a job, and that situation carries with it a host of life-changing issues, according to … Continue reading

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Faith & the Environment: Winter 2011 Viewings, Web-Sites and Books

Posted by billtownmike@yahoo.com:   By the time you read this the 2010 UN Climate Change conference in Cancun, Mexico will have concluded.  For available, accessible and replicable solutions to the challenge of climate change, see http://www.unep.org/unite/30ways.   For statements and … Continue reading

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Call Our Senators Now to Make Students’ ‘DREAM’ Come True–Voting Tomorrow, December 18!

From Bill Mefford, Director of Civil and Human Rights, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   I just learned tonight that the DREAM vote is scheduled for Saturday! We desperately need calls in the ALL of the … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Eight Facts You Need to Know NOW

From the Food Research and Action Council (http://www.frac.org):   This morning (December 15), President Obama signed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law, accompanied by a commitment to work with Congress to fix the SNAP cut included in that Act. … Continue reading

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Urge Senators Casey and Specter to Support New START Today

From the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Call your U.S. Senators today! Urge them to support START! Toll-free number: (888) 475-8162 NOTE: You can also call the Senators directly—find contact numbers at the following locations: … Continue reading

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End the “National Media Blackout” on Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in Order to Aid Needed Reforms

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org):   “National Epidemic” of Nearly 2,500 Deaths Each Year Covered Significantly Less at National Level Than Other Issues Involving Far Fewer Deaths; Above-Average Child Maltreatment Death Rates in FL, NE, NM, TN, … Continue reading

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Take Action to Close Guantanamo—and Study Materials Available for January Worship

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org):   Please join NRCAT as we continue to urge the President to work to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a prominent symbol of our nation’s use of torture.   First, … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, December 10

Blessings to you in this season of hope and preparation, and best wishes for a safe, happy, and blessed Christmas! This will be the last summary for 2010. We will be back in early January.   Efforts are already underway … Continue reading

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News Posts—Week of December 3-10, 2010

Here are news articles posted during the week of December 3-10, 2010:   President Cuts Deal on Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=6362   Huckabee Says No to Insurance for People with Pre-Existing Conditions http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=6197   New Member of Congress … Continue reading

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