Fast Track Trade Authority thwarted

Bipartisan majority rejects part of trade legislation

Lack of transparency in proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts United Methodists to call members of Congress to oppose trade legislation. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on June 17, 2015

Invest in shared prosperity

1,300 groups ask Congress to strengthen values, economy for all

House, Senate committee-approved budget plans don’t meet test of basic principles to reduce poverty, inequality. read more »

March 25, 2015

Reject ‘reverse Robin Hood bill’

Bread for the World speaks against increasing child poverty

House legislation would take child tax credit benefits from lower-income working families to give to wealthy. read more »

July 30, 2014

Values debate begins

Rubio issues opening salvo

Florida senator paints compassionate veneer on failed conservative agenda of undermining federal government’s support for struggling Americans. read more »

by Jennifer Butler
on January 15, 2014

‘A tax on people of faith’

Religious leaders warn against food stamp cuts

If Congress drastically cuts federal program, religious institutions will not be able to fill gap for hungry families, say Southeastern faith leaders. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on November 04, 2013

Indiscriminate SNAP cuts start this month

Hunger, poverty expected to deepen in all 50 states

Cuts placing unbearable burden on congregations that serve low-income communities. read more »

by Jennifer Butler
on November 04, 2013

Word from Winkler — Lost sight of reality

Faith groups responded several ways to convince Congress its reckless shutdown of government accomplished nothing, except to harm the most vulnerable among us. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on October 19, 2013

‘Pilgrims’ visit GOP House offices

Faith leaders, locked-out workers pray for end of shutdown end

‘Faithful Pilgrimage’ ratchets up moral pressure as shutdown harms low-income families, seniors, veterans. read more »

October 19, 2013

Outrage at ‘unnecessary impasse’

UMW urges members to contact members of Congress

Women’s organization expresses outrage over ‘incredible irresponsibility’ in U.S. government shutdown. read more »

October 19, 2013

‘Faithful Filibuster’

Religious leaders address government shutdown

Stand across from Capitol to read 2,000 verses of scripture charging humanity to care for hungry and poor. read more »

October 13, 2013

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