Monthly Archives: August 2011

Comcast Offers Low Cost Internet for Low Income Students

From the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (http://www.thecaap.org):   Comcast is unveiling a new product aimed at assisting low-income students and families gain access to the Internet.   Internet Essentials is open to families that have at least one child … Continue reading

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Take Action to Prevent Violence Against Women and Families

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Call your Members of Congress NOW and ask them not to cut funding for the Violence Against Women Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and the … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Congress and the President: Put the Needs of “the Least of These” First in the Budget and Deficit Debate

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html):   The following letter will be hand delivered to Congress and sent to the President. Find sign on information below.   As a person of faith committed to justice for all … Continue reading

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Take the Food Stamp Challenge

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html):   Will you do it? From Thursday, October 27th through Thursday, November 3rd, people of faith across the U.S. are taking on a challenge: Live for one week on the average … Continue reading

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Dr. King Weeps From His Grave

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   Published at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/opinion/martin-luther-king-jr-would-want-a-revolution-not-a-memorial.html?_r=1&emc=eta1   The writer, Cornel West, is a philosopher and professor at Princeton.   The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was to be dedicated on the National Mall on Sunday … Continue reading

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New Immigration Curriculum—Becoming Church Together

The NC Council of Churches is pleased to announce the publication of a brand new biblically based curriculum on immigration issues, entitled “Becoming the Church Together: Immigration, the Bible, and Our New Neighbors.” Designed to facilitate constructive discussion, this flexible … Continue reading

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Intern Positions for the North American Interfaith Network 2011–2012

From the North American Interfaith Network (http://www.nain.org/):   Intern for an International Interfaith Organization from the convenience of your home   NAIN is an official non-profit agency that began in 1988.  NAIN is a network of local, regional, and national … Continue reading

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Powerful Fruit Packer’s Testimony for the Hearings on Anti-Immigration Legislative Package

This written testimony for the House State Government Committee Hearings on August 30 and 31, 2011 for the “National Security Begins at Home” anti-immigration legislation package was submitted by John Rice, owner of a fruit packing company in south-central Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Kids Count: Tallying the High Costs of the Economy for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman    “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and … Continue reading

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PA Board of Education Roundtables on Libraries—Special Education Opportunities on September 13 (Allentown), 15 (Harrisburg) & 20 (Erie)

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   This is a unique opportunity to speak about the importance of school libraries for students with disabilities.   We need to generate participation in the roundtable discussions scheduled by the State Board of … Continue reading

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