Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA was recently featured in Catholic News Service speaking about partners recently named Jubilee Champions. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article.
Concept of Biblical Jubilee Comes to Life
By: Dennis Sadowski
"Archbishop Tomasi was one of four Jubilee Champions honored for their work on debt relief efforts at the dinner. Others were Spencer Bachus, a former Republican member of Congress from Alabama who ushered legislation through Congress that led to more than $130 billion in debt relief; Kent Spriggs, a Florida attorney who was the lead author of 'amicus curiae' brief spearheaded by Jubilee USA, signed by 80 faith-based organizations and filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2014 case that helped Argentina block the predatory debt collection practices of a so-called 'vulture fund'; and Ruth Messinger, former president of American Jewish World Service and co-founder of Jubilee USA 20 years ago.
Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network executive director, said the four honorees were crucial to the organization’s success, but more importantly showed that their commitment can serve as a strong example of solidarity with the world’s poorest communities."
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