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Blog: Our Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Jun 23, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

President Obama announced his plan for drawing the Afghanistan war to a close…eventually. Read more

Our View on Libya

At NETWORK, we have puzzled over an appropriate response to the U.S.-led attack on Libyan armed forces. On the one hand, we know that violence only begets violence and does not solve problems. On the other hand, we know that standing by when people are slaughtered is wrong. We share both views, but feel very uncomfortable with creating a third war in a region where we neither know the culture nor the political factions.  Read more

Legislation for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The war has gone on for too long and is costing too much – in lives and resources. Read more

NETWORK's Statement on Afghanistan

The original mission, to respond to the September 11 terrorist attacks, has shifted into a broader effort against the Taliban. The U.S. attempt to secure a stable Afghan state has been ineffective and out of balance, with military operations dominating while political and diplomatic strategies are marginalized.  Read more

Federal Budget, Debt and Taxes

NETWORK firmly believes that the federal budget is a moral document because it presents the clearest expression of our nation’s priorities. Just as a family prioritizes expenditures and decides how it will cover those expenses, so does a nation.   

NETWORK analyzes aspects of the federal budget each year in light of our faith, calling upon the totality of our Catholic social justice tradition. We are reminded that we are responsible for all of humanity and our varied ecosystems; and that we are to treat others as Jesus has before us.

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