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.”

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