Posts By: catherinegordon

25+ Organizations Urge Trump to Ease Iran Sanctions to Combat Coronavirus

March 20, 2020 Dear President Trump, Sec. Mnuchin and Sec. Pompeo Containing the deadly COVID-19 pandemic will require a global effort with nations deploying all available resources at their disposal. Iran has become an epicenter for the outbreak, with 1,433 deaths and nearly 20,000 infected. To help stem the continued spread of the virus inside… Read more »

PCUSA Joins Call for Full Funding of UNRWA and Programs in West Bank and Gaza

March 2, 2020 Dear Members of Congress: We are writing as U.S. churches and church-related organizations, with a long commitment to working toward a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict in Israel-Palestine. Our faith commitment calls us to ensure that those who are most vulnerable receive the assistance they need. We were heartened to… Read more »

Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored April 24th-27th

Join us for Advocacy Training Weekend Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day – April 24th & Ecumenical Advocacy Days – April 24th – 27th Imagine!  God’s Earth and People Restored   Around the world, the most marginalized communities disproportionately affected by hunger, poverty, and the structural history of colonialism and racism are experiencing the impacts… Read more »

Presbyterian Church (USA) Joins Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran

As people of faith, we condemn the United States’ dangerous aggression towards Iran, including the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deployment of additional troops to the region. We urge the Administration to step back from the brink of war. Our faith communities see the futility of war, and its power to dehumanize. We… Read more »

OPW Statement on New “Public Charge” Regulation

  August 13 – Washington, DC Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it is implementing a new “public charge” regulation as it continues to attempt to greatly reduce immigration levels into the United States.   This new criteria, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, will take effect on October 15th and will greatly expand the definition of… Read more »

Join Us for a Webinar- People Migration and Borders – May 24th at 12pm

People Migration and Borders:  A Discussion of Root Causes of Migration and Avenues for Change   Friday, May 24th 12pm (EDT) Click here to register. As the news from the border continues to worsen, join our webinar to hear from Guatemalans who worked many years in the United States and were recently returned to their… Read more »

PCUSA Joins 62 Organizations in Letter to Congress: Halt a March to War with Iran

Washington, D.C. – In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations – including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War  – sent a letter calling on Congress to pass legislation to halt a march to war with Iran…. Read more »

Call for a Diplomatic Resolution to the Crisis with Iran!

After withdrawing from the Iran deal last spring, the Trump administration has taken several steps that have increased tension in the region. Last fall, National Security Adviser John Bolton directed the Pentagon to develop military options for attacking Iran.  And the administration has imposed numerous sanctions since withdrawing from the deal, including as recently as in… Read more »

Take Action Against Predatory Lending!

In February 2019, the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger released a plan to repeal a common sense rule that was created to help stop payday and car title loans from trapping people in long cycles of debt and reborrowing. This rule is a vital element of the 2017 CFPB rule which… Read more »