Monthly Archives: May 2011

Please Join in a Fast for Pennsylvania’s Vulnerable

On Tuesday, May 10, the Council’s Commission on Public Witness endorsed a Fast for Pennsylvania’s Vulnerable, and urges concerned people of faith to join the Fast for PA’s Vulnerable, including daily prayer vigils at the Pennsylvania State Capitol from 12:00-1:00 … Continue reading

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Support Public Release of Report on Past Interrogation/Torture Practices

During the next few months, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is likely to finish the report on their investigation into our past interrogation practices. This report will have little effect unless it is made public. It is important that we, … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, May 20

We’re trying to catch up on all the things that are happening! Here is a summary of many actions and events that are imminent, plus some resources and news. Hoping to get back on track soon!   Check out the … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—May 20, 2011

Repairing the Brokenness: A Faithful Response to US-Sponsored Torture http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8045   Start a Garden in Your Community of Faith! http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8010   Healthy Aging for An Abundant Life http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8048   From Your Garden to Food Pantry http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8060   Mountaintop Removal Mining … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—May 20, 2011

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy:   Fellowship—GreenFaith Fellowship Program—New Deadline of June 15 http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7972

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News Posts—May 20, 2011

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary:   Illinois Passes State-Level DREAM Act http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7968   State Voucher Proposal is “Bait and Switch” http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=7981   New Report Shows Declining Health for Pennsylvania’s Public Schools http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8066   … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—May 20, 2011

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally:   LIADP Offers Pauline Underwood Memorial Scholarship http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8088  

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Support Unemployed Workers—Stop Legislation that Cuts Benefits

From the National Employment Law Project’s UnemployedWorkers.org (http://www.unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php):   A bill that would drastically cut Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits for large numbers of Pennsylvania’s unemployed is moving in the General Assembly, and votes are expected as early as Monday, May … Continue reading

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Please Support The Pennsylvania Compact—Common Sense Principles for Immigration Policy

The Pennsylvania Compact (printed below) is a statement of values about immigration endorsed by business, law enforcement, community and faith groups. Our goal is to move our Commonwealth toward a moderate and civil discussion on immigration that leads to practical, … Continue reading

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LIADP Offers Pauline Underwood Memorial Scholarship

From the Legislative Initiative Against the Death Penalty (http://www.quakers-in-carlislepa.net/LIADP.html):   The Legislative Initiative Against the Death Penalty is offering a scholarship which will be awarded to a member of the high school class of 2013. The award will be at least a thousand … Continue reading

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