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Faithful Budget Released

March 22nd, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC — Today on Capitol Hill, prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders unveiled a Faithful Budget document, which encourages the Obama Administration and Congress to maintain a robust commitment to domestic and international poverty assistance programs.

The document has been submitted to all Members of Congress and the Administration. Faith communities will make follow up visits to Congress. The Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference this coming weekend is titled Is THIS the Fast I Seek? Economy, Livelihood and Our National Priorities. Participants will visit their Congressional representatives on Monday and will take the Faithful budget document with them as a blueprint.

Issues highlighted in the Faithful Budget are: Homelessness, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Affordable Housing, Global HIV/AIDS, International Disaster, Climate Change, Issues affecting Disabled people, Hunger and Education.

Oblate JPIC staff provided input to the document on certain issues and the Oblate JPIC Office is one of the signatories of the Faithful Budget Campaign.

More information is available at www.faithfulbudget.org

Faithful budget talking points are available here…

Below are photo highlights from the launch of the Faithful Budget:

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A full set of photos is available on flickr  (Click here to access)

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