COVID-19 Jubilee White House, IMF, G20 Letter

Your organization, faith community or congregation can sign the Jubilee COVID-19 Response Letter here.

Read a PDF version of the G20 letter here.
Read a PDF version of the IMF letter here.
Read a PDF version of the White House letter here.


220 Letter Signatories as of 10/16/2020

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
G20 Saudi Secretariat
9th Floor MU04 Tower
Alraidah Digital City,
Riyadh 12382, Saudi Arabia

Kristalina Georgieva
The International Monetary Fund
700 19th St NW,
Washington, DC 20431

The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC 20500


As COVID-19 takes lives, impacts the markets, affects healthcare and drives a global financial crisis, we the undersigned urge the International Monetary Fund, the G20 and White House to:

  • Cancel debt payments and expand debt relief for developing countries to bolster healthcare, protect the vulnerable and workers as they confront COVID-19
  • Mobilize additional resources to support all countries impacted by the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus
  • Improve debt restructuring, issue debt payment moratoriums and create expedient debt reprofiling processes for countries impacted by the coronavirus
  • Support all countries to emerge from the crisis with more resilience by encouraging policies and agreements to increase protections for the vulnerable, instill greater public budget transparency, implement financial crisis and market protections, promote responsible lending and borrowing and curb corruption and tax evasion

220 Letter Signatories as of 10/16/2020:

Denominations and Denominational Representations

All Africa Conference of Churches
The Episcopal Church
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The National Council of Churches
The Presbyterian Church (USA)
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The Unitarian Universalist Association
The United Church of Christ
The United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a separate joint letter with Jubilee USA Network (available here)
*Pope Francis delivered a separate statement on Easter Sunday calling for debt relief.  


Religious Institutions, Faith Organizations and Denomination Offices

Jubilee USA Network
Africa Faith and Justice Network
African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the US (ACCCRUS)
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish World Service
Bread for the World 
Buddhist Association of the United States
Buddhist Global Relief
Church World Service 
Church of the Brethren, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
Disciples Center for Public Witness
Faith in Healthcare  
Islamic Relief USA
Jubilee Caribbean
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Muslims for Economic Justice 
National Association of African Catholics in the United States
Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand 
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Presbyterian Office of Public Witness Washington, D.C.
Religions for Peace
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries


Congregations, Faith Communities and Religious Groups

Adorers of the Blood of Christ - St Louis, MO
All Saints Episcopal Church - Salt Lake City, UT 
Another Level Ministries LA - Gardena, CA
Ascension Lutheran Church - Thousand Oaks , CA
Athens Catholic Community Peace and Justice Committee - Athens, OH
Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries - Oak View, CA
Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore - Lutherville, MD 
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Bethesda Presbyterian Church - Bethesda, MD
Billings Montana Interfaith Network 
B'nai Shalom Havurah - Taos, NM
California Lutheran University 
Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna 
Center for Spiritual Living Simi Valley - Simi Valley, CA
Christ Church United Methodist - Tucson, AZ 
Christ Presbyterian Church - Carlsbad, CA
Christ Presbyterian Church of Rancho La Costa - Carlsbad, CA
Collaborative Center for Justice (Catholic) - Hartford, CT 
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
Comboni Missionaries - Newark, NJ
Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, CA
Congregation de Notre Dame - Wilton, CT
Congregation Gates of Heaven - Schenectady, NY
Congregation of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, U.S. Provinces - Silver Spring, US 
Congregations of St. Joseph
Crossroads United Church of Christ - Indianola, IO
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Province of the West - Santa Barbara, CA 
Dominican Leadership Conference
Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Peace and Justice Office - Sinsinawa, WI
Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois Leadership Team
Fairmount Presbyterian Church - Cleveland Heights, OH
First Congregational Church of Chicago - Chicago, IL
First Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC - Englewood, CO
First Presbyterian Church - Portland, OR
First Trinitarian Congregational Church, United Church of Christ - Scituate, MA
First Unitarian Universalist Society - Albany, NY
First United Methodist Church - Missoula , MT 
Flagstaff Federated Community Church - Flagstaff, AZ
Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement - Garrison, NY
Freedom Road
Friends in Solidarity (Catholic) - Silver Spring, Maryland
Glenmary Home Missioners - Cincinnati, OH
Glenmary Home Missioners - Lakeside Park, KY 
Greater Lansing CROP Hunger Walk - Lansing, MI
Holy Cross International Justice Office - Notre Dame, IN
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA - Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation - Northfield, IL
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - Akron, OH 
Hollywood Lutheran Church - Hollywood, CA
Interfaith Worker Justice - New Mexico
InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia - Cleveland, OH
Jubilee Albany/Capital Region New York
Jubilee San Diego
Jubilee USA Southern California
Jubilee Ventura County
Jubilee Vermont
Justice and Peace Team, Edgewood United Church of Christ - East Lansing, MI
Knox Presbyterian Church - Pasadena, CA 
Lutheran Church of the Master - Los Angeles, CA
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns 
Mira Vista United Church of Christ - El Cerrito, CA
Mission Social Justice Board of Arlington Community Church - Kensington, CA 
Missionary Society of Saint Columban - Tokyo, Japan
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church - Santa Monica, CA
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Nevada City United Methodist Church - Nevada City, California
New Hope Collaborative, West Raleigh Presbyterian Church 
Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth 
Oklahoma Objector Community - Oklahoma City, OK
Oscar Romero Church - Rochester, NY
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters - Huntington, IN
Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
Pax Christi - Beverly, MA
Paulist Center - Boston, MA 
Pax Christi - Camarillo, CA 
Pax Christi Dallas 
Pax Christi El Paso

Pax Christi Florida
Pax Christi Illinois 
Pax Christi Maine 
Pax Christi Massachusetts
Pax Christi Michigan
Pax Christi Memphis
Pax Christi Metro New York 
Pax Christi Northern California
Pax Christi Northwest 
Pax Christi - Pasadena, CA

Pax Christi Pittsburgh Area
Pax Christi SoCal 
Pax Christi SoCal Padre Serra
Pax Christi Saint Jude - Sandy Springs, GA
Pax Christi St. John's Prep - Danvers, MA
Pax Christi St. Maurice, FL 
Pax Christi at La Salette Shrine - Attelboro, MA
Pax Christi St. Susanna - Dedham, MA
Pax Christi Seed Planters - Crete, IL
Pax Christi Sister Ita Ford - Brooklyn, NY
Pax Christi Western North Dakota
Pax Christi Western Massachusetts
Pax Christi Western NY 
Pax Christi Will County - Joliet, IL
Peace and Justice Advocates Action Team, University Congregational United Church of Christ - Seattle, Washington 
Peace Education Center - East Lansing, MI
Peace Lutheran Church - Danville, CA
Provincial Council Clerics of St. Viator - Arlington Heights, IL
Puerto Rico Bible Society - San Juan, PR
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR 
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany - Albany, NY 
San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association

San Dieguito United Methodist Church - Encinitas, CA
Schenectady Clergy Against Hate - Schenectady, NY
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Office 
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living - Encinitas, CA
Sisters of Charity Federation
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation - Leavenworth, KS 
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Central Leadership- Nazareth, KY
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Western Province Leadership
Sisters of Charity of New York - Bronx, NY 
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill U.S. Province
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy - Charleston, SC 
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - New York
Sisters of Saint Martha, Martha Justice Ministry - Antigonish, NS
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia - Aston, PA
Sisters of the Good Shepherd - Astoria, NY
Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament of Corpus Christi, TX
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood Leadership Team
Social Action Committee at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church - Hyattsville, MD 
Society of Helpers, US Province
Society of the Sacred Heart United States and Canada 
South East Area (UCC) Mission and Justice Committee
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church - Oakland, CA
St. Benedict's Monastery - St Joseph, IL
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church - Missoula, MT
St. John's Episcopal Church - Chicago, IL
St. Luke Lutheran Church - Portland, OR
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral - Seattle, WA
St. Mary's Episcopal Church - New York, NY
St. Matthew Catholic Community - Baltimore, MD 
St. Timothy Church - Lakewood, CA
Temple of Understanding - New York City, NY
The Christian Community - College Park, MD 
The Good Table United Church of Christ - El Cerrito, CA
The Jubilee Justice Taskforce of the United Church of Christ - Quincy, MA
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
The River Church South - Quincy, MA
Tikkun's Network of Spiritual Progressives 
Tikkun Olam Committee, Temple Beth Israel - Eugene, OR
Unitarian Congregation of Taos - Taos, NM
University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/United Church of Christ - San Diego, CA 
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Leadership
Wellsboro Friends Meeting (Quakers) - Wellsboro, PA
Wheaton Franciscans - Wheaton, IL


Humanitarian, Development and Labor Organizations

ActionAid USA
Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA)
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) 
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 
Amnesty International USA
Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA) COVID-19 Working Group 
Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, and Dignity

Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS-USA) 
Amazon Watch

Center for African Studies, Rutgers University

Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for International Policy
Centro de los Derechos del Campesino/LATINDADD
Earth Evolution - Malibu, CA
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
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Friends of Batiquitos Lagoon - Encinitas, CA
Friends of the Earth U.S.
Gender Action
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project 
Making the Road
New Rules for Global Finance
Oxfam America
Prince George's County (MD) Peace & Justice Coalition
RESULTS Ann Arbor, MI 
Texas Fair Trade Coalition 
United Steel Workers (USW)
Watch Democracy Grow