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Interfaith Worker Justice publishes an Interfaith Prayer Service for Occupy Together

National – Interfaith Worker Justice published a Prayer Service designed to help people reflect on a moral economy within the context of their religious tradition. Written for clergy and religious leaders, the prayer service is aimed for those Occupying Wall … Continue reading

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EPI – African Americans and Hispanics suffer disastrously high unemployment rates in metro areas

Two new EPI briefing papers by Algernon Austin, director of EPI’s program in race and ethnicity detail the catastrophic effect the nation’s jobs crisis has had on African American and Hispanic communities across the nation. In High black unemployment widespread across … Continue reading

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Unemployment as a Spiritual Issue

In the current strident debate about unemployment, we hear politicians and pundits argue about economic policy. The talk is about deficits and economic stimuli and tax policy. All of this rancor obscures a more fundamental issue: We choose the kind … Continue reading

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Archbishop Dolan Asks Nation’s Clergy to Preach on Poverty, Educate and Advocate for Poor and Jobless

One in four children living in poverty African-Americans, Hispanics have higher rates of poverty, unemployment Catholicism calls for giving priority concern to poor, vulnerable in society WASHINGTON—Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, President of the United States Conference of … Continue reading

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky Holds Press Conference To Announce ‘Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act’

Friday, August 5, 2011 – 3:23pm Please join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky as she announces her new bill,  The Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act.  This bill will create over 2 million jobs to address the real crisis facing … Continue reading

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Planned Layoffs At U.S. Firms Surges To Sixteen-Month High In July

First Posted: 8/3/11 08:20 AM ET Updated: 8/3/11 08:20 AM ET NEW YORK – The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose to a 16-month high in July as sectors which had been seeing fairly few layoffs unexpectedly bled jobs, … Continue reading

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The President Surrenders

Published: July 31, 2011 By PAUL KRUGMAN Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Paul Krugman A deal to raise the federal debt ceiling is in the works. If it goes through, many commentators will declare that disaster was avoided. But … Continue reading

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