Millennium Development Goals

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March 8, 2006

Dear Representative:

We, the undersigned organizations, respectfully ask you to co-sponsor H.R. 4188, the Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act of 2005. The President’s budget request for FY 2007 proposed substantial cuts to voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs....

March 7, 2006

Family-planning services give women and their families the power to space births, plan pregnancies, avoid abortion, and vastly improve maternal health and well being. In spite of this, more than 200 million women around the world who desire family-planning services have no access. Unmet need is...

March 7, 2006

“In Lent, Christians are called to examine our relationships with others and the world around us, and to renounce the various patterns of life that limit God’s passion for justice and righteousness. Part of that contemplation is coming to the understanding that God obliges each of us to...

January 5, 2006

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

DOMESTIC               Federal FY’06 Budget               Katrina Response Legislation               Protecting the Arctic Refuge               Minimum Wage/Living Wage               Temporary Assistance to Needy Families               Violence Against Women Act (VAWA...

December 1, 2005

 

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth will draw all people to myself." To Christians, these words of Jesus from the Gospel of John speak of the power of the cross to contain and enfold all the horror, pain and grief of the world in God’s uncompromising and enduring embrace of love...

November 23, 2005

The following short form of Evening Prayer, may be used by families and other groups throughout Advent. If desired, the devotion may be accompanied by the lighting of an Advent Wreath, a circular arrangement of four candles. One candle is lit during the first week of Advent, two candles in the...

November 23, 2005

As the weeks of Advent begin drawing us to Christmas, the Church invites us to prepare for Christ’s coming by examining the patterns of our lives and relationships with God and one another. As Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold wrote, we are called by Advent to “submit ourselves to undergo...

September 15, 2005

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520

Dear Madame Secretary,

As supporters and partners of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, we are writing to express our disappointment and frustration that you...

August 30, 2005

Brothers and sisters in Christ: Before he was crucified, our Savior Jesus Christ promised to draw to himself all things whether in heaven or on earth. Let us pray, therefore, that the peace accomplished through the Cross of Christ may be realized in our own world and our own relationships. Let...

April 1, 2005

HOLY WEEK: PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND AND THE “REAL ID” ACTAs you know, when the House of Representatives considered the FY’05 supplemental appropriations bill, lawmakers included language imposing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian people. They also attached the so-called “REAL ID”...

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