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Blog: TV Show and the White House Support Child Nutrition

Jun 30, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

Top Chef D.C., a TV show, has joined with First Lady Michelle Obama to raise public awareness about the problems of hunger and obesity and to make child nutrition a priority for the nation. Read more

Close the School of the Americas (WHINSEC)

Jun 28, 2010 | By John McCrillis, NETWORK Volunteer

Research has found that torture is not a successful means of obtaining information and violence does not bring about peace. Why then must we ignore these truths when training the leaders of South and Central America? Read more

Blog: My White House Meeting Brings Hope

Jun 25, 2010 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

On Wednesday, June 23, I was part of a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (next to the White House) with Melody Barnes (the President’s Director of the Domestic Advisory Council) and other staffers including Sharon Parrott and Alexia Kelley from the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

Blog: Immigration Law and Policy Conference Coming Up

Jun 22, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

On Friday, I’ll be attending Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC. (CLINIC), Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and Georgetown University Law Center’s 7th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. I’ll be going to take in as much as I can about the policy, opinion, and legal background behind the immigration debate.  Read more

Blog: Congress, Consider Your Priorities

Jun 22, 2010 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Members of Congress, particularly the Senate these days, express dire threats about the deficit. Many are intent on shredding the social safety net at every opportunity while limiting job growth assistance and contributing to loss of public sector jobs – to prevent adding to the dreaded monetary deficit.  Read more

Blog: Time to Reconsider Mountaintop Removal

Jun 21, 2010 | By John McCrillis, NETWORK Volunteer

In the debate over Mountaintop Removal (MTR), we as Catholics and as citizens are called to consider more than just short-term economic benefit for our coal production. Read more

Blog: Summer Starts, and So Does Childhood Hunger

Jun 21, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

As today marks the first day of summer, we have many things to look forward to—lazy afternoons at the pool, ice cream trucks, family barbeques, fireworks, and my favorite fruit—watermelon. But for many children in the nation, today marks the beginning of a summer filled with hunger. Read more

Blog: Getting to the Root of Our Oil Dependence

Jun 17, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

The president spoke eloquently from the Oval Office on the need to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Read more

Blog: My Meeting with Secretary Thomas Vilsack on Child Nutrition

Jun 17, 2010 | By Marge Clark, BVM

With five loaves and two fishes in our midst, Secretary Vilsack met with 21 faith leaders, ministers from the around the country and from D.C. faith-based advocacy groups. Read more

Blog: New Documentary on Immigration Reform

Jun 17, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

It’s not every day a camera crew takes viewers behind the closed doors of the Kennedy Hideaway and through basement hallways of the U.S. Capitol to steal a look at the reality behind the legislative process. Read more

Blog: Oil Dependency Wake-Up Call

Jun 17, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

The recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast has sent shockwaves throughout the nation, serving as a wake-up call to many Americans about our dependence on oil and the pressing need for comprehensive environmental policies. Read more

Blog: The New START Treaty

Jun 15, 2010 | By Jean Sammon

The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), signed by President Obama and Russian President Medvedev in April, needs to be ratified by the U.S. Senate this year. Read more

Blog: The Gulf Oil Spill Teaches Us Many Lessons

Jun 14, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

The crisis of the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reminded us of the fragility of not only our technology, but also of our ecosystems. Read more

Blog: Great New Book on Healthcare Reform

Jun 14, 2010 | By Jean Sammon

This weekend I picked up a copy of the new book on healthcare reform "Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All" just published by the Washington Post. Read more

Blog: Faith Coalition Releases Videos Calling for Immigration Reform

May 10, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate

NETWORK Executive Director Simone Campbell, SSS, joins other faith leaders in speaking out for action.  Read more