Human Rights

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April 22, 2008

Five bishops who serve Ohio's two Episcopal dioceses have sent a letter to the state legislature supporting the Equal Housing and Employment Act, bi-partisan legislation that seeks to secure equal access to housing and employment opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons...

January 22, 2008

The Farm Bill: Right now versions of the Farm Bill have passed both the House and the Senate. Neither is all that we would have hoped. Now, a conference committee is working to hammer out the differences to come up with a final bill for passage. President Bush has promised to veto both...

December 12, 2007

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday December 12, 2007-- Two hundred and seventy seven (277) leaders of faith-based organizations, labor rights groups and Filipino-American associations have sent a letter of concern to members of Congress protesting human rights abuses in...

December 3, 2007

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, Filipino-American, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our...

November 29, 2007

The Honorable Carl Levin The Honorable John McCain Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Armed Services Committee on Armed Services 228 Russell Senate Office Building 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Ike Skelton The Honorable...

July 11, 2007

For you love all things that exist, and detest none of the things that you have made, for you would not have made anything if you had hated it. (Wisdom 11:25)

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June 14, 2007

Despite misgivings from different sides about the impartiality of the United Nation's Human Rights Council, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he hopes the body that is supposed to be an international human rights watchdog will gain in credibility.

"We hope this...

May 9, 2007

The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) acknowledges the importance of protections for and empowering of women. It is the only international human rights treaty that comprehensively addresses the fundamental rights of women and girls in...

May 3, 2007

In the weeks leading up to Mothers' Day, Americans committed to the fight against global poverty are coming together to urge President Bush to launch a bold new initiative to bring access to education to orphans and vulnerable children around the world. You may have read about it, or seen it on...

April 17, 2007

2007 represents the halfway point to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and now – more than ever – United States leadership is critical in the fight to end deadly poverty and disease around the world. Last month, the United States Senate took an important step in that direction, and...

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