Monthly Archives: July 2011

Newly Posted Resources—July 8, 2011

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations:   Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8361   Resources on Sustainable Economic Development http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8343   Study Guide Challenges Congregations to Consider Just Peace http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=8370   Clean Energy Guide … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Support Homeless Assistance

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org):   ACTION STEPS: Contact your U.S. Representative today and urge her/him to end homelessness by supporting funding for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program! Find the email and phone numbers for your Pennsylvania Congressional member to the U.S. … Continue reading

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What a Debt Default Would Really Mean for the U.S.

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Scott Horsley – NPR July 5, 2011   Trouble would begin as soon as the government exhausts its borrowing authority on Aug. 2. The next day, the government is expected to … Continue reading

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The Moral Dimension of the Federal Budget Does Not End with Protecting the Unborn

By Kathy Dahlkemper – The Hill, Congress Blog July 6, 2011   NOTE:  Kathy Dahlkemper represented PA’s 3rd Congressional District from 2009-2010.   As the federal budget debate continues in Washington and across the country, we must not lose sight … Continue reading

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Educate your Community Through the Dead Man Walking Theater Project!

From United Methodists Against the Death Penalty (http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.2248845/k.5F14/Death_Penalty_Overview.htm):   The Dead Man Walking School Theater Project (http://www.dmwplay.org/) incorporates the power of theater arts and academic study into the national discourse on the death penalty. The project engages students, faculty and … Continue reading

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U.K. Guv Takes Threat of Bee-Killing Pesticides Seriously. Why Doesn’t the U.S.?

Full disclosure: The manager of this blog is a beekeeper, and this is of great concern to the bee community.   Posted at http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-03-31-uk-guv-threat-bee-killing-pesticides-bayer-neonicotinoids   by Tom Philpott 31 Mar 2011   Remember neonicotinoids? They’re the widely used class of … Continue reading

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Energy Education for Kids

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Meet Roofus, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) friendly animated dog who teaches kids about saving energy in their homes. Visit Roofus and friends for word games, energy tips and making a pizza box solar “oven” (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/roofus/pizza_box.html). … Continue reading

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Congresswoman Schakowsky Proposes Millionaires Tax as Alternative to Cutting Education, Health and Other Programs

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org):   In March, Rep. Jan Schakowsky introduced legislation to add additional brackets to the federal income tax so that millionaires and billionaires would be taxed at higher rates than they are today (http://schakowsky.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2877&Itemid=16).   … Continue reading

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Standing With the Unemployed: A Congregational Toolkit

From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org):   Faith Advocates for Jobs has now produced a toolkit for congregations that want to get involved with the campaign. Standing With the Unemployed: A Congregational Toolkit can be downloaded at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1035/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=5898. In the toolkit … Continue reading

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The Need to End Racial Profiling in America

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org):   The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights recently released a report Restoring a National Consensus: The Need to End Racial Profiling in America (http://www.civilrights.org/publications/reports/racial-profiling2011/racial_profiling2011.pdf). The report presents empirical … Continue reading

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