Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nearly One-Third of U.S. Households Spend 20 Percent of Annual Income on Food; Food Prices Rising in 2011

From the Food Research and Action Center (   Nearly One-Third of U.S. Households Spend 20 Percent of Annual Income on Food   From the Global Macro Monitor (, February 2, 2011:   Food expenditure percentages in the U.S., measured … Continue reading

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Creative Ideas for Recycling: Beyond the Bottles and Cans

From the New Community Project (   Many of us are plenty familiar with the basics of recycling. We know which types of plastic we can put together and how to separate cardboard. And yet there is much area for … Continue reading

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Join the Prayer Vigil: Moral Choices. Moral Decisions. A Moral Pennsylvania Budget—March 8, Harrisburg

Please join in a vigil with your brothers and sisters in faith to offer your prayers for Gov. Corbett and the General Assembly as they prepare to make important moral choices concerning Pennsylvania’s budget.   Tuesday, March 8 5:30 a.m.-3:30 … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, February 25

Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities and Resources, and News Posts below-just click on the links under each category to get to the information. We’ve placed the most critical issues under Important Actions and Issues.   As usual, we understand … Continue reading

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News Posts—Week of February 19-25, 2011

Here are news articles posted during the week of February 19-25, 2011:   House Appropriations Bill Cuts $60 Billion from Remaining FY 2011 Budget   Proposed Funding Cuts to Head Start Would Not Help Address Budget Deficit; Research Shows … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—February 25, 2011

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy:   Internship—Experience is the Best Teacher; PennFuture Internship—Deadline March 15   Fellowship—GreenFaith Fellowship Program—May 2 Application Deadline

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Newly Posted Resources—February 25, 2011

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations:   New Lenten Devotional Connects to Healthy Food   VIDEO: Budget Cuts: Where Does Money Go?   Overview of President Obama’s 2012 Budget   America … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Events—Week Ending February 25, 2011

Newly posted events—week ending February 25, 2011   WOMENomics Forum—March 26, Media   Farm Worker Awareness Week—March 27-April 2, National   PA Family Engagement Conference—April 14, Harrisburg

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Support Keeping Funding for Legal Aid Services for the Poor

From the Brennan Center for Justice (   Civil legal services programs assist veterans returning from war, help domestic violence victims find refuge, defend families facing foreclosure or eviction, aid those coping with the after-effects of natural disasters, and help … Continue reading

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New Tactics in Human Rights

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (   All of us at CVT are inspired by the courage of the Egyptian people who took to the streets to demand change through nonviolent action.   A recent New York … Continue reading

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