Posts Tagged: debt

A reminder

I led morning prayers at the Church Center for the United Nations on Thursday morning. I shared a story about a member of the Communion of Saints – Samuel Johnson. I was reading the Bible, not Boswell. I met Samuel in Orangeburg, SC some fifteen years ago. It was good to remember him. During the… Read more »

Debt Relief for Haiti & Other Impoverished Countries

From our friends at the Jubilee USA Network: Ask your Representative to support debt relief for Haiti and other impoverished countries. “This week the US House of Representatives will vote on the Debt Relief for Earthquake Recovery in Haiti (HR4573)…

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Support debt cancellation for Haiti

Many advocacy and relief groups note that dealing with Haiti’s international debt will play a key role in that country’s recovery from the earthquake. Several groups have initiated campaigns to cancel the debt. The United States Treasury and the G7…

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Progress continues on cancelling Haiti’s debt

The One campaign reports that the effort to cancel Haiti’s debt continues to move forward. One notes that at the meeting of the G7 finance ministers in Iqaluit, Canada, Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty “announced that all the G7 countries…

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Toward a crucial step for Haiti

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced today that “the United States will work with its partners around the world to relieve all debts owed by Haiti to international institutions and to ensure grant financing to support Haiti’s reconstruction and recovery…

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Help Haiti

Want to help Haiti? Give to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance . But also encourage Treasury Secretary Geithner to cancel Haiti’s debt and ensure that future aid is in the form of grants not loans. Sign a petition by the ONE Campaign.

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Seeking Peace

Seeking Peace is one of the enewsletters published by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. It comes out about every other week and contains ideas for ways that individuals can work for peace and justice. Subscribe online or by sending us an…

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Support the Jubilee Act

Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the Jubilee Act Today The Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation (HR 4405) cancels impoverished country debt, prohibits harmful economic and policy conditions on debt cancellation, mandates transparency and responsibility in lending…

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