Economic Justice


July 31, 2003

For Archbishop Njongonlulu Ndungane of Cape Town, global reconciliation means addressing a worldwide economic system that devalues human life and contradicts Christian belief and witness.

The gap between rich and poor is “a devastating chasm” that is “continuing to widen,” said the...

July 21, 2003

The PresidentThe White HouseWashington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We write to express our support for the $20 million in direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority. We believe this assistance will strengthen Prime Minister Abbas and, we hope, enhance his ability to...

July 14, 2003

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church we are writing to request that you support the Waters amendment to H.R. 1950, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, to require the Administration to report to Congress on...

July 7, 2003

The Honorable John W. Snow Secretary United States Department of Treasury 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220

Dear Secretary Snow:

As long-time advocates of providing responsible debt relief to poor countries working toward economic growth, poverty...

March 19, 2003

Foreign Relations Committee United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator:

I am writing to request your support for the adoption of the Lugar Amendment to provide sustained funding for foreign aid and international programs.

The Lugar amendment would restore...

February 19, 2003

World Council of Churches, IMF and World Bank discuss developmentThe World Council of Churches (WCC), noted in the past for its criticism of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, invited officials of the two institutions to its Geneva headquarters to start a discussion on...

January 17, 2003

The Episcopal Urban Caucus will meet in Chicago February 26-March 1, 2003 to hear a report on national church anti-racism hearings, engage the issues raised by '20/20,' and learn about nonviolence, radical discipleship, and economic justice.

'Chicago is a good place for us to meet,'...

October 15, 2002

Dr. Condoleezza Rice Assistant to the Presidentfor National Security AffairsThe White HouseWashington, D.C. 20504

Dear Dr. Rice:

We urge you to support advocacy by the United States of deeper debt cancellation for impoverished countries than has resulted to date from the...

October 4, 2002

The recent spate of corporate scandals, and the questions they raise about business ethics and governance, has increased interest in socially responsible investments, according to participants in a recent conference in Massachusetts. The Episcopal Church's Social Responsibility in Investments...

August 28, 2002

Leaders of the main governing body of the world's largest grouping of Christian churches expressed concerns on August 26 about how the blind acceptance of market principles can exclude many people in the process of globalization. The meeting of the central committee of the World Council of...