Monthly Archives: January 2011

Church World Service Kit Program—Drop-Off Locations and Dates

From Church World Service (   Church World Service needs your help with kits for schools, emergency clean-up, etc.   School Kits—most needed   1 30-centimeter ruler (12”) 1 hand-held pencil sharpener 1 pair blunt metal scissors (rounded tip) 1 … Continue reading

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3rd Annual PHAN Conference: Making Health Care Work for All Pennsylvanians—March 27-28, Camp Hill

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (   3rd Annual PHAN Conference: Making Health Care Work for All Pennsylvanians Sunday, March 27-Monday, March 28, 2011 Radisson Hotel Harrisburg-Hershey 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill PA 17011 Shuttle vans will be … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Second Emory Conference on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding—Deadline March 5

June 17-19, 2011 Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Due Date:  March 5, 2011   The Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding initiative of Emory University seeks submissions of presentations for its International Conference on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding to … Continue reading

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Random Drug Testing of TANF Recipients is Costly, Ineffective, and Hurts Families

From End Poverty Now:   Mandatory drug testing for parents applying for or receiving assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program has been proposed repeatedly over the past few years. Legislators in at least 27 states have … Continue reading

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Middle Class Job Loss, Financial Insecurity Affects Education—Similar to Poverty

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (   We live in a time when we think a lot about test scores but seem unable to imagine the human beings the test scores represent. … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned for Workplace Safety and Health

From the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program (   The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has just released its report, Lessons Learned: Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health (   Illustrated with remarkable, … Continue reading

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“Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America

From the Children’s Defense Fund (   By Marion Wright Edelman   My father told me I could do and be anything I wanted to be if I dreamed and worked hard enough for it. I took these words to … Continue reading

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State’s Children Need a Watchdog

By Maria McColgan and Cathleen Palm   Preventing child abuse and protecting children is a shared community responsibility. A number of parties should be held accountable, for example, in the death of Quasir Alexander, the Philadelphia 2-month-old who starved … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, January 28

Incivility reigns in Harrisburg as a shouting match breaks out during discussion of the House rules on Wednesday. Looks like we’re in for a tough session…   Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities and Resources, and News Posts below-just click … Continue reading

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News Posts–Week of January 23-28, 2011

Here are news articles posted during the week of January 23-28, 2011:   Remembering Sargent Shriver—Marion Wright Edelman   Children’s Defense Fund’s Edelman: Tough Times for Black Children   Marian Wright Edelman on Continuing King’s Work   … Continue reading

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