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Blog: We Prayed for Economic Justice

Sep 19, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On September 14, Faithful Reform in Healthcare sponsored a telephone Prayer Vigil for the Nation, led by five nationally renowned faith leaders. Read more

Blog: Praying Together for Economic Justice

Sep 12, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Clearly, it is time for prayer and moral discernment! Join people of faith all over our country as five religious leaders offer reflections and prayers, including our own Sister Simone Campbell, SSS. Read more

Blog: Unemployment and the Faith Community

Sep 12, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

For those of us who are not in a position to create jobs, how might we engage? Especially, how might we engage as faith communities? Read more

Blog: CEOs Get Raises, Workers Get Lay-offs

Sep 06, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Does this chart show "shared sacrifice"? Read more

Blog: Understanding the Budget Work of the "Super Committee"

Aug 31, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

The “Super Committee” will be meeting to craft a deal for 2014 and beyond. Read more

Blog: The Truth about Social Security

Aug 17, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara

A passage from the Bible, the book of John 8:32, reads “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. It is about time the American people were set free from the lies that inundate the facts about social security. It is about time that the myths concerning the best run Federal program were debunked.  Read more

Blog: Do Pentagon Spending Cuts Create a “Doomsday Mechanism?”

Aug 16, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last week, in a Pentagon news conference, Secretary Leon Panetta indicated that the proposed $500 billion cuts in Pentagon spending would bring about serious national security consequences which he termed a “doomsday mechanism.”  Read more

Blog: No Presidential Plan???

Aug 05, 2011 | By Marge Clarke, BVM

In “Where’s Your Budget, Mr. President,” (Wall Street Journal, 8/3/11) House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan wrote that President Obama had failed to present any plan to deal with the long-term debt and deficit.  This is only one of the untruths in his article. Read more

Blog: The Deal and Appropriations

Aug 01, 2011 | By Marge Clarke, BVM

The “debt clock” must have been at 21:58 with minutes clicking on, when the leadership came to a deal . . . Good to have a deal – better if it is passed in both chambers this afternoon.  But, the work is not screeching to a halt! Read more

Blog: Budget/Debt Impasse a Time for Prayer and Action

Jul 26, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Last night, President Obama and Speaker Boehner addressed the nation about the current impasse. A native Washingtonian, I have lived around political discord all my life. I have never seen it uglier. Read more

Blog: Praying Together for Fair Trade Policies

Jul 20, 2011 | By Mary Henneberry, NETWORK Intern

As a member of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment, NETWORK participated in a Prayer Breakfast on Human Rights and the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more

Blog: The Danger of Losing the Middle Class

Jul 15, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara, NETWORK Intern

The American middle class is fast being relegated to the political background by big businesses. Read more

Blog: I Want to Respect Our Leaders

Jul 13, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday I wrote a letter to members of the House and members of the Senate expressing concern about the tremendous perils facing our nation as administration and congressional leaders continue to struggle (or play political games) with the full faith and trust in our nation.  Read more

Blog: Democratic Plan

Jun 30, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Early Thursday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) laid out the Democrats’ plan to simultaneously work towards deficit reduction and promote job growth. Read more

Blog: What Do We Need? The DREAM Act! When Do We Need It? Now!

Jun 30, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

On Tuesday, June 23, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) held the first ever congressional hearing on the DREAM Act. He addressed immigration as “one of the most compelling human rights issues of our time.” Read more