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1,000 Faith Leaders Initiative

Join us on our new 1,000 Faith Leaders Initiative

This spring, Jubilee is bringing together faith leaders from across the country to advocate for debt relief.  Our goal is to gather more than 1,000 signatures on a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to embrace economic justice for the world’s poorest with international financial reform and debt cancellation.

With you and your faith community’s activism, we can continue to break the cycle of debt that impoverishes countries and their citizens. 


What is the Faith Leaders Initiative All About?

The letter calls for:

  • An extension of debt cancellation
  • A neutral platform for future decision making around debt
  • The establishment of responsible standards of lending and borrowing
  • Reducing the need for loans by stemming illicit resource flows and mobilizing grant assistance
  • Transform International Financial Institutions to make them accountable to the people most affected by their decisions

Jubilee USA has been reaching out to high-level faith leaders from all over the country urging them to sign on to the letter.

  • Click here to read our cover letter from National Faith Leaders that support the project

The final letter with all of the signatures collected will be sent to the Obama Administration.


Want to Get Involved in this New Initiative?

If you are a faith leader, please consider signing on to our letter. If you are a part of a faith community please bring this letter to the attention of your faith leader.

  •     SIGN the Faith Leaders Letter

If you have questions about our new initiative, please contact our Outreach and Congregations Fellow, Jeremy Weyl, at 202.783.0214 x108 or jeremy(at)jubileeusa.org.


Who Already Supports the Initiative?

A number of important national faith leaders have already signed on to the letter.  Check out the current list, and come back to see it grow!

Eric LeCompte
Executive Director
Jubilee USA Network

Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard
Chairman Committee on International Justice and Peace
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church.

Bishop Mark S. Hanson
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Gradye Parsons
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster
President of The Council of Bishops
The United Methodist Church

Rev. Geoffrey Black
General Minister and President.
United Church of Christ

Rev. Peter Morales
President
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Ron Byler
Executive Director  
Mennonite Central Committee US

Rev. Steven Martin
Executive Director
New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good

Rev. Richard Cizik
President
New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good

Rabbi Saperstein
Director and Counsel
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Rabbi Michael Lerner
Editor/Chair
Tikkun/Network of Spiritual Progressives

Ruth Messinger
President
American Jewish World Service

Sister Mary Hughes, OP
President
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Sarah Weintraub
Executive Director
Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo
Executive Minister
United Church of Christ

Bishop Gabino Zavala
President
Pax Christi, USA

John Nunes
President and CEO
Lutheran World Relief

Rev. Jennifer Kottler
Director of Advocacy and Policy
Sojourners

Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM
President
Maryknoll Sisters

Ervin R. Stutzman
Executive Director
Mennonite Church USA.

Rev. Edward M. Dougherty, MM
Superior General
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Father Rocco Puopolo
Executive Director
Africa Faith and Justice Network

David P. Gushee
Board Chair
New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good

Sam Stanton
Executive Director
Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Sister Patty Chappelle
Executive Director
Pax Christi USA

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