Monthly Archives: August 2012

News and Action Summary for August 24, 2012

Download a pdf version of the August 24, 2012 News and Action Summary! News Summary 8-24-12

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News Posts—August 24, 2012

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Immigration Detention – A Growth Sector for Private Prison Companies: Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Kids in Solitary Confinement: We Should Embrace Higher Fuel Standards: Fracking … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—August 24, 2012

Here is a current listing of jobs available in research and advocacy: PennFuture Seeking Central Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator—Deadline September 7:

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Opportunities for Funding, Competitions, and Places Where You Can Get Involved—August 24, 2012

Here is a current listing of opportunities including contests, grants, and efforts that you can join in Pennsylvania and nationally: GreenFaith Certification Introductory Webinar–September 6, Webinar: Share Your Stories About Programs that Help Families Achieve the American Dream: … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—August 24, 2012

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: GreenFaith Certification Introductory Webinar—September 6, Webinar: Obama and Romney Faith Interview: Candidates Speak Openly About Religion: Three in Five Public School Teachers Say Students Regularly Come … Continue reading

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New Poll Finds Majority Oppose Making Changes to Medicare

Posted at By Daniel Strauss – 08/23/12 07:28 AM ET Voters in three key battleground states want Medicare to stay the way it is rather than change under a reform plan supported by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, according to … Continue reading

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Cool Congregations Challenge—Deadline October 18

From Interfaith Power and Light ( Entries for the 2012 Cool Congregations Challenge are officially open ( If your congregation has been doing work to curb its carbon impact, now is the time to share your story and get the … Continue reading

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We Should Embrace Higher Fuel Standards

Posted at Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 12:33 AM By The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox and the Rev. Dr. Emilio Marrero What’s in your wallet? For many for us, what’s not in our wallet is extra cash. And none … Continue reading

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Three in Five Public School Teachers Say Students Regularly Come to School Hungry

From Share Our Strength ( There are far too many stories from teachers about children whose stomachs are hurting because they didn’t eat at home, or who are failing in school because they can’t concentrate on anything except when their … Continue reading

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America Trashes Forty Percent of Food Supply

Posted at Americans throw away nearly one half of all food, causing massive environmental and fiscal damage, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; According to the report 40 percent of food is wasted in … Continue reading

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