Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wolf Administration Announces Renewed Commitment to Fighting Hunger

September 29, 2015 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today addressed the serious problem of hunger and inadequate nutrition in the commonwealth by issuing an executive order to coordinate Pennsylvania’s food and nutrition programs. According to the order, the governor … Continue reading

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Sign Pledge for US to Welcome More Syrian Refugees

From the National Council of Churches ( Our friends at Church World Service are helping to spearhead a campaign to get the U.S. to pledge to take in 65,000 Syrian refugees during 2016. As part of this campaign, a petition … Continue reading

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Build on Pope Francis’ Message—Video and Tool Kit

From Faith in Public Life ( Just days ago the Pope left America. Even though he has left, our work together continues: we have an unprecedented opportunity to amplify a social justice faith voice that transforms hearts, minds and cultures. … Continue reading

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Pope Puts Spotlight on Homeless Crisis in D.C. – A Big Challenge for its Catholic Mayor

Washington Post By: Aaron C. Davis, Published: September 24, 2015 Pope Francis’s last stop in Washington may generate an indelible image of his visit to the United States – and one that could resonate deeply with local leaders and churchgoers … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania School Funding War Drags On

Posted at Pennsylvania doesn’t yet have a state budget, something the state is required to have in place on June 30. A protracted, years-long, and politically contentious fight about inadequate and grossly inequitably distributed school funding is a primary … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Senator to Move PA Housing Trust Fund Bill

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania ( The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee moved House Bill 792, the bill to expand funding for the State Housing Trust, out of Committee. It now moves to Senate Appropriations and then the full Senate … Continue reading

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Enviromentalists to EPA: Expand Methane Emission Rules

Posted at NOTE: See Pennsylvania Council of Churches comments below. September 29, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PITTSBURGH – Proposed rules on methane emissions are a good start, but don’t go … Continue reading

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‘It Can Be Done’: New Report Details Path to 100% Renewables by 2050

Posted at Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 by Common Dreams Greenpeace says world leaders must not let the fossil fuel industry stand in the way of the necessary—and attainable—transition to a clean and safe energy future By Jon … Continue reading

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Cutting Poverty in Half Will Take a Quarter Century at This Rate

Posted at By Lecia Imbery September 21, 2015 Even under the optimistic assumption that poverty continues to decline at the same rate it did from 2013 to 2014, it would take until 2040 for the poverty rate to be cut … Continue reading

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Faith Against Fracking Film

A group of California faith leaders, under the umbrella of Californians Against Fracking, has produced a 20 minute film called Faith Against Fracking. These faith leaders—and others (including Rev. Dr. Leah Schade from Pennsylvania) convey a powerful religious/moral message about … Continue reading

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