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20.03.2007 16:57 Age: 7 yrs
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Religious, Civil Society Leaders Urge Congress to Support Expanded International Debt Relief

Letter Asks Reps. Waters, Bachus, Frank to Support Bold Legislation for Expanded Debt Cancellation in Sabbath Year

CONTACT: Debayani Kar, 202-783-0215 or mobile, 202-246-8143

WASHINGTON the leaders wrote.

The letter was signed by religious leaders including Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches USA; Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, President of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church; The Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church; Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA); and Rev. Dr. John H. Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

Download the text of the letter and the full list of signatories.

th Congress; that bill garnered 82 co-sponsors. Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of more than 80 religious denominations, faith-based networks, trade unions, environmental, and development organizations has launched a Sabbath year campaign for expanded debt cancellation.

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