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

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260 Letter Signatories as of 4/7/2021

Mario Draghi
Chairman of the G20
President of the Council of Ministers
Piazza Colonna, 370
00186 Rome Italy

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

Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

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

  • Cancel debt and expand debt relief for developing countries to bolster healthcare, protect the vulnerable, workers and the environment as they confront COVID-19

  • Mobilize additional resources to support all countries impacted by the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus through increased grants and development bank support, emergency reserve funds known as Special Drawing Rights and sales from IMF gold reserves 

  • 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 and that protect our planet, instill greater public budget transparency, implement financial crisis and market protections, promote responsible lending and borrowing and curb corruption and tax evasion
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260 Letter Signatories as of 4/7/2021


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)
Union for 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 separate companion statements.

 

Religious Institutions, Faith Organizations and Denomination Offices

Jubilee USA Network
Africa Faith and Justice Network
African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (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 Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
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
Sojourners
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

 

Dioceses, Synods, Congregations, Faith Communities and Religious Groups

Adorers of the Blood of Christ - St Louis, MO
Ainsworth United Church of Christ - Portland, OR
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 - Reading, PA
Bethesda Presbyterian Church - Bethesda, MD
Billings Montana Interfaith Network 
B'nai Shalom Havurah - Taos, NM
California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks, CA
Caritas Ghana - Accra, Ghana
Caritas Zambia - Lusaka
Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna - Washington, DC
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
Church of St Vincent De Paul - Albany, NY
Church Women United in New York State -Rochester, NY
Collaborative Center for Justice (Catholic) - Hartford, CT 
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach - Tokyo, Japan
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 
Congregation of the Mission - New York, NY
Congregations of St. Joseph - New York, NY
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 - New York, NY
Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Peace and Justice Office - Sinsinawa, WI
Dominican Sisters of Leadership Team - Springfield, IL
Dominican Sisters - Grand Rapids, MI
Erie Benedictines for Peace - Erie, PA
Fairmount Presbyterian Church - Cleveland Heights, OH
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational UCC
First Congregational Church of Chicago - Chicago, IL
First Congregational United Church of Christ - Alameda, CA
First English Lutheran Church - Appleton, WI
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
Friends in Solidarity (Catholic) - Silver Spring, Maryland
Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart - Philadelphia, PA
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 Economics Ministries - San Diego, CA
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 
Maryknoll Sisters, Eastern Region, USA - NY
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 - Santa Ana, CA
Partnership for Earth Spirituality - Albuquerque, NM
Pax Christi Beverly, 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
Paulist Center - Boston, MA 
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
Quaker Earthcare Witness - Albany, CA
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary - Yonkers, NY
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 - New York, NY
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living - Encinitas, CA
Sisters of Charity Federation - New York, NY
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 Mercy of the Americas Justice Team
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - New York
Sisters of Saint Martha, Martha Justice Ministry - Antigonish, NS
Sisters of St. Dominic - Caldwell, NJ

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia - Aston, PA
Sisters of Saint Francis JPICC - Colorado Springs, CO 
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 - O'Fallon, MO
Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, Malia O Ka Malu Community - Honolulu, HI
Social Action Committee at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church - Hyattsville, MD 
Society of Helpers, US Province
Society of the Sacred Heart United States-Canada Province
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
Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania - Melbourne, Australia

University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/United Church of Christ - San Diego, CA 
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Leadership
Ursulines of the Roman Union, Eastern Province - New Rochelle, NY

Wellsboro Friends Meeting (Quakers) - Wellsboro, PA
Woman, Cradle of Abundance (FEBA) - Princeton, NJ
Wheaton Franciscans - Wheaton, IL

 

Humanitarian, Development and Labor Organizations

ActionAid USA
Action Corps
Advocacy Network for Africa (AdNA)
AfricaFocus Bulletin

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) 
Associazione Tripla Difesa Onlus 
Amazon Watch
Avaaz
Campaign for America’s Future
Center for African Studies, Rutgers University

Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for International Policy
Centro de los Derechos del Campesino/LATINDADD
Christian Aid
Earth Evolution - Malibu, CA
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
Essential Information
Freedom Road
Friends of Batiquitos Lagoon - Encinitas, CA
Friends of the Earth U.S.
Fundacion Huesped
Gender Action
Global Policy Forum
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project 
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Making the Road
New Rules for Global Finance
Open Society Institute
Oxfam America
Peacehome Campaigns
Prince George's County (MD) Peace & Justice Coalition
Publish What You Pay
RESULTS
RESULTS Ann Arbor, MI
RIHRDO (Rural Infrastructure and Human Resource Development Organization)
Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI - Uganda)
Stand.earth 
Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD)
Texas Fair Trade Coalition 
United Steel Workers (USW)
UNANIMA International
US-Africa Bridge Building Project

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