Congress needs to finalize our federal budget in the next few days. Urge your representative to say NO to increase Pentagon spending and YES to prioritizing programs that address human needs, support the vulnerable in our country and globally, and promote diplomacy and international cooperation.
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NETWORK (Advocates for Justice Inspired by Catholic Sisters) has an email link to urge Congress to work for a moral budget.
Friends Committee on National Legislation offers an analysis by Director Diane Randall: Too much on war. Not enough on peace.
Oxfam America explains that we need to call our Representatives to advocate for programs that save lives globally, especially when four famines are looming and millions face starvation.
Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice wants to help spread the word about local events promoting peace, justice, compassion, human rights and environmental sustainability. Just go to our Events page and click on "Submit an Event." Faith-based events are specifically encouraged, but other events are always welcome and will be considered. Please be sure the description of the event is clear and accurate.
And now you can check our calendar to learn about local events worth considering. We hope this will help build stronger networks as we work together for justice and peace.
From the Friends Committee on National Legislation: The president’s budget will hurt people throughout our country and the world and make our communities less safe. Instead, this budget favors militaristic foreign and domestic policies that feed insecurity and fear. ...
This budget prioritizes military might over safe, secure, and healthy communities and people. But the president doesn’t have the final say. Congress makes the ultimate decisions about where the federal government spends its money. Your members of Congress need to hear from you.
The Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers recently wrote:
In this noise of militarized mania,
Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice has put together a study guide for use with the film, Nuclear Tipping Point. It is designed to assist small groups of adults and mature young people in exploring some issues related to nuclear weapons in the light of their religious faith. This small group study can be completed in two one-hour sessions. MVPJ is pleased to make this study guide avaialble to our web visitors. Click here to download it now (more information about it appears below).