People with Disabilities

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March 29, 2006

Dear Members of the Budget Committee:

We are pleased to send you, as members of the House Committee on the Budget, this statement regarding the FY ’07 Federal Budget. We are leaders of five Protestant denominations representing close to 20 million...

February 15, 2006

Communicating is not a problem for Christine Selfe. She communicates with everyone she can in many ways-vocally, using American Sign Language (ASL), email-it doesn't matter to Selfe. She has a message, and she communicates it.

The Rev. Christine Selfe is the vicar for St. Ann's Church...

June 8, 2005

As Congress continues its consideration of the Social Security program, which today provides benefits to more than 47 million Americans, the Episcopal Church believes the US Government should, "(1) maintain the fundamental structure and intent of the program and assuring its long-tem financial...

April 25, 2005

We the undersigned religious organizations come from diverse religious traditions, yet our communities speak with one voice on the importance of providing compassionate care for the elderly, widows, orphans, and persons with disabilities. It is the birthright of each person to live a life with...

October 4, 2004

Several important domestic policy issues were considered last week in the House and Senate. Here is a short update on the recent legislative action and opportunities for you to be involved in the remaining days of the 108th Congress.

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July 20, 2004

INTERNATIONAL

Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Thanks to intense grassroots pressure (particularly from the religious community), House and Senate budget negotiators increased the recommended funding level for global HIV/AIDS programs in the Congressional budget...

July 18, 2004

In an abrupt move, supporters of hate crimes legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives have announced that they will push for a vote on H.R. 4204, the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA)—formerly known as the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—as an amendment to the Department of...

June 30, 2004

At st. Paul’s, Indianapolis, health ministry is interspecies and intergenerational.

The church is learning how to raise puppies as part of St. Paws, a program training dogs to help people in wheelchairs open doors, turn on lights, move laundry baskets and more. Parishioners also are...

July 10, 2003

General Convention ‘00 “urged Congress to pass legislation which would amend the current federal law to include real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, and disability as protected under federal prosecution of a hate crime and expand the number of settings in which the law can be...

January 13, 1998

Bringing together representatives from across the country, a seminar last fall sponsored by the accessibility task force of the Diocese of Southern Ohio sought to review and recharge the Episcopal Church's longstanding commitment to ministry for and among deaf persons.

The Rev. Virginia...

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