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Christian leaders press US lawmakers to extend child tax credit for poor families

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Washington DC, USRNS A campaign backed by a broad coalition of Christian leaders will urge Congress to extend the child tax credit to low-income families, hoping to broaden access to the popular financial assistance program after lawmakers allowed an expanded version to expire last year. Beginning with an advertisement in Politico Magazine that will run […]

In the US, Bread for the World pushes out Yoho after Capitol incident

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ted Yoho

Washington DC, USAP A non-partisan Christian organisation that seeks to end hunger said Saturday it asked for and received the resignation of Congressman Ted Yoho from its board of directors following what it called his “verbal attack” on Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, accused Yoho, a Republican from Florida, of using […]

US faith leaders push Congress for bigger global virus response

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New York City, USAP A group of faith leaders from all 50 states is urging the Senate to bolster its next pandemic relief bill with a multibillion-dollar investment in the global response to the coronavirus – a call they connect to “the enduring values of our country”. In an open letter to senators, co-authored by […]

Bread for the World taps Eugene Cho as new president

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Washington, DCRNS Bread for the World, a prominent US Christian advocacy group dedicated to ending hunger, has elected Seattle pastor and author Rev Eugene Cho as its new president. It’s a dramatic change for Bread, which is well known in Washington for galvanising religious groups to protect federal policies that help the impoverished. Recent years […]

Biblical guide marks 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia

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Washington, DCRNS A Christian anti-hunger group has released a devotional guide to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. Lament and Hope: A Pan-African Devotional Guide was produced by Bread for the World and is set to be dedicated at a prayer service at a Washington church on Thursday, […]

Global Christian bodies release report calling for swift action on climate change

A coalition of global Christian organisations have joined in appealing to world leaders to take swift and coordinated action to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius as a “humanitarian and ethical imperative” in a new report released last week. The group – which includes the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, the […]

US religious advocates fast monthly in protest of budget cuts

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RNS Eric Ueland, Republican staff director, Senate Budget Committee holds a copy of President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 federal budget, before distributing them to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, in May. PICTURE: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais. Anti-hunger activists in the US are going hungry today Monday (21st August), in hopes of preventing deep […]