People of Faith Say ENOUGH! The Time is Now! Faith and community leaders are gathering weekly for virtual mass meetings to build a movement that breaks down barriers to economic and racial justice. The “We Say ENOUGH” campaign is calling for a moral response to the deepening disparities and injustice poor and disenfranchised people are experiencing in […]
Leaders of faith-based organizations are responding to the plan released by House Speaker Paul Ryan and the House Republican Poverty, Opportunity and Upward Mobility Task Force with appreciation for the effort made to alleviate poverty but with deep concerns about the negative impacts some of the plan’s policy recommendations would have on the nation’s […]
The presidential election year cycle is well underway and the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative is sponsoring one of the most important events of the year. Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a national gathering and Lobby Day for Christians from across the U.S. It will be held from Friday, April 15- Monday, April 17, 2016 in the nation’s […]
EPI Director Rev. Sekinah Hamlin and Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness Director Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson co-authored asking for justice for Capitol workers and an hourly wage of $15, fair working conditions and the right to engage in collective bargaining. Click here to read the op-ed.
Yielding to pressure from workers and religious leaders, President Obama has signed an executive order that establishes procedures to evaluate the labor records of federal contractors. Companies that violate worker’s rights through wage theft, poor pay, or unsafe working conditions will no longer be able to win federal contracts. Below is a video from the […]
Every year, the National Council of Churches joins with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Catholic Charities, the Islamic Society of North America, and dozens of other faith-based organizations to sponsor the Fighting Poverty with Faith mobilization. For 2012, the mobilization theme was “Building Opportunity through Affordable Housing for All.” Leaders from national faith-based organizations […]
Best Seat in the House James 2:1-10, 14-17 Rev. Michael Livingston; Director of Public Policy, Interfaith Worker Justice Delivered at the United Methodist Chapel at 100 Maryland Ave NE Washington, DC on September 5, 2012 I’ve got a new friend. Her name is Vernell Livingston. I met her last October at the fall mobilization for […]
In preparation for the Fighting Poverty with Faith mobilization of 2012, we’re collecting stories about ways the faith community is active in creating Affordable Housing for All. Send your stories to email@example.com Here is a story Shared by Barbara Inman, President/CEO of Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County This past year, Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County […]