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Action Alert: Ensure Clean Water for God’s Most Vulnerable People

Water is a life sustaining gift from God that all creation depends on for survival. Nearly 780 million people currently live without access to clean water and 2.8 billion live without sanitation infrastructure. In 2005, Congress enacted the Paul Simon …

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Action Alert to Support Water for the World Act of 2013

Ensure Clean Water for God’s Most Vulnerable People “It is necessary to cultivate a public conscience that considers access to water and universal rights of all human beings, without distinction or discrimination.” – Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas en Veriate The …

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President Obama announces plan to cut carbon, ask him to cut the pipeline!

On a 95-degree day in D.C., President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate disruption. He also announced that he would cancel the Keystone Pipeline if it contributes additional …

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Grassroots Keystone Letter

Dear President Obama, My faith calls me to protect creation and the most vulnerable, including future generations. I was heartened that you spoke about the need to protect future generations from climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing God’s …

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Urgent Calls needed to protect border communities from a border “surge”

As people of Faith we are called to welcome the stranger among us and look out for our brothers and sisters in need. Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill S. 744 may provide an opportunity to do so by allowing immigrants a …

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Stop Extra-Judicial Killings of Indigenous People in the Philippines

Xstrata, a Swiss mining company is planning to build one the largest copper and gold mines in the world. Despite their statements on social and environmental responsibility, Xstrata has a contract with the Aquino government to provide military, police, and …

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Ask Your Senator to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

We are Easter people filled with hope about what is yet to come. This is a hopeful moment for immigration reform. This hope and potential for achievement is stronger than it ever has been. A bipartisan group of eight Senators …

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Call on Congress to Pass Compassionate Immigration Reform- The Time is Now!

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 a bi-partisan group of Senators introduced comprehensive immigration reform. This is a historic moment for our country, a country of migrants, and we must work hard to ensure that immigrants who are contributing in many …

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Call for a Faithful Farm Bill to support vibrant rural communities and creation

Throughout the Bible we are called to care for God’s land, God’s people, and the whole of Creation. Images of farming abound. Throughout the Bible we are called to care for God’s land, God’s people, and the whole of Creation. …

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Urgent: Call your U.S. Representative TODAY to Vote for the Senate Violence Against Women Act

Tell the House of Representatives to Vote NO on the House substitute to S.47—the Violence Against Women Act—and Vote YES on the bipartisan Senate bill. Each year, the lives of thousands of survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, …

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