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Moral Budget

Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.

Moral Mondays

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

God is far bigger than a single political party. What we cannot accept, nor allow, is for our own leaders to willfully exacerbate our problems and directly harm people who are already suffering -- to sacrifice the common good to their own ideological agendas.

Pastors: It's Time to Speak Out for the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Pastors are not lobbyists, and they shouldn't be. But when 11 million children of God are trapped in a broken immigration system -- or when special interests are dominating the future of the poor and most vulnerable -- there are clear moral issues at stake.

Invoking 14th Amendment A Moral Option To Solve Debt Ceiling Impasse

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.28.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

President Obama made every sincere effort to negotiate and at every turn was rejected. Principled leadership is risky, no doubt, but there may be no other moral alternative that saves the nation from economic chaos.

The Moral Imperative For Taxing Our 'Superfluous' Wealth

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Aquinas argued that we have no right to goods which are not needed to support our station in life when others are in need. In such situations their need trumps our superfluities.

The Idolatry Of Political Ideology vs. The Budgetary Wisdom Of Faith

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Pledges to political principles have taken on the aura of confessions of faith. But Democrats and Republicans could find a way beyond the present impasse if they would just take seriously two principles.

The Ryan Plan: A Declaration Of War On The Poor

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

The Ryan plan is not fiscal responsibility; it is a declaration of war on the poor -- real people made in the image of God. And so, I fast.