Congress has been debating cutting one poverty assistance program or another. Yet, there has been little conversation about changing the systems that create and perpetuate poverty.
Together with our ecumenical partners at the National Council of Churches and our interfaith colleagues in the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs, we invite clergy and religious leaders' to sign this letter asking Congress to consider faithful alternatives to the budget and tax systems we currently have in place.
The letter is based on a statement, in part authored by PC(USA) Office of Public Witness staff, in collaboration with other Christian, Jewish, and Muslim organizations.
Tax and budget systems that privilege the wealthiest people while taking from the poorest feed a cycle of inequality that hurts all of us. Click here to sign and/or share the clergy and religious leaders' letter.
Together, let's send an important message to Congress:
The need is great, and the resources are abundant. For those to whom much has been given, much will be required.
-- Luke 12:48