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Economic Justice

“Class Warfare” – What Nonsense

Sep 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

How appalling that the cry of “class warfare!” is currently drowning out reasonable people who say that all groups in our nation should pay our fair share in taxes -- and that includes millionaires and billionaires!

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Blog: My Reaction to New Poverty Statistics

Sep 20, 2011 | By Claire Wheeler

Last week, the Census Bureau released its data on 2010 poverty statistics.  I found the following numbers particularly disturbing... Read more

Blog: What Will YOU Do for Economic Justice?

Sep 19, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Yesterday, during the “Prayers of the Faithful” at Mass, I asked for prayers for our nation, which is splitting apart economically. We prayed together that our nation will find our path back to economic justice.  Read more

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

NPR on "Mending" the Wealth Gap

Sep 16, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

In the midst of disheartening data regarding the rise of inequality in our nation, it is encouraging that some communities are taking time to mind the gap by working on measures to mend it. This piece by NPR highlights a new program that encourages lower-income youth to achieve a higher education.

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HuffPost Reveals More on Wealth Gap

Sep 16, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Take a look at this new post (“Wealth Gap: How Far Apart Are The Bottom 50 Percent And The Top 1 Percent? “) on Huffington Post. Excerpts appear below.

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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

What Should I Know about the Super Committee?

On August 2, 2011, Congress created the Budget Control Act of 2011. Under this act, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives, commonly referred to as the “Super Committee,” was delegated the task of addressing our nation’s budget deficit. Click on the link above to learn more about their work and who makes up the committee. Read more

Wash. Post Shows How Tax Policy Worsens Wealth Gap

Sep 12, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

As pointed out by today's  (Sept. 12) front page article, "For the very richest Americans, low tax rates on capital gains are better than any Christmas gift." Our nation cannot afford daily Christmas gifts for the super-wealthy!

Here is the article, which should spur us all to demand change.

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