Religious leaders seek consideration for poor in budget talks

According to this blog entry on The Washington Post's website, a coalition of religious leaders from organizations as diverse as the Episcopal Church, the Salvation Army, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the National Association of Evangelicals met with President Obama and separately with Congressional leaders of both parties to urge them "not to hammer the poor in trying to reduce the national debt."

One of the leaders in question, John Carr of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, called the joint effort unprecedented, because "we don't agree on much else."

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailby feather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated, which can take up to a day (rarely even two), so please be patient. I welcome agreement, disagreement, and corrections on anything from substance to spelling. I try to weed out spam and anything defamatory or pointlessly insulting (to anybody), unless of course I think it's really funny.