Sustainability

Articles

February 5, 2008

Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, accented by the jubilant waving of palm fronds, is re-enacted each Palm Sunday in Christian congregations worldwide as the observance of Holy Week begins.

More than 300 million palm fronds are harvested each year for U.S. consumption alone, most of them...

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...

November 6, 2007

As the United States Senate began floor debate on the nation's Farm Bill, Washington Bishop John Bryson Chane and five other faith leaders spoke at a news conference November 6 calling for Senators to pass a Farm Bill that creates a "new covenant" with rural America and people living in deadly...

October 22, 2007

Congressional debate on the U.S. farm bill is nearing the finish line, and your voice is needed more than ever. After nearly a year of advocacy by Episcopalians and other people of faith around the country, the Senate is slated to debate the farm bill in the coming month.

The Senate now...

October 22, 2007

Scripture tells us that “the earth is the Lord's" and that all land is held in trust by human hands, to be used fairly and justly for the flourishing of all people. In one way or another, the farm bill touches every American and billions of people around the world: farm families, rural...

August 7, 2007

The Episcopal Church and its faith partners in Washington support farm-bill reform that would: (1) Restructure U.S. commodity-payment programs to ensure that they help small and medium sized farmers who rely on the land to provide for their families; (2) Reduce trade-distorting subsidies that...

August 7, 2007

When the Senate begins consideration of the Farm Bill this fall they need to do what the House of Representatives failed to do – enact meaningful reform of U.S. agricultural policy to make it more equitable for American farmers, communities in need, and people living in poverty around the...

July 25, 2007

Please call your representative by NOON, Thursday, July 26 at 1-800-826-3688. Urge him/her to vote for the Fairness in Farm and Food Policy Amendment offered by Rep. Ron Kind and Rep. Jeff Flake. Tell him/her the House Agriculture Committee's version of the farm bill does little to change the...

July 25, 2007

A LETTER TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ON THE 2007 FARM BILL

FROM BISHOPS OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION IN AFRICA AND THE...

July 18, 2007

The House of Representatives has reached a critical moment in debate over the 2007 farm bill, as the legislation moves from the Agriculture Committee to the floor. Calls for reform have not been taken seriously in the Committee, and it is likely that the bill considered on the floor will be a...

Pages