COVID-19 Jubilee White House, IMF, G20 Letter

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

Read our letter to the G20 here.

Read our letter to the IMF here.

Read our letter to the White House here.

286 Letter Signatories as of 2/9/2023

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

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

H.E. Narendra Modi
Chairman of the G20
Prime Minister 
South Block, New Delhi, 110011
Republic of India


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

286 Letter Signatories as of 2/9/2023

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 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
Church Women United in New York State
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 - Billings, MT
B'nai Shalom Havurah - Taos, NM
California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks, CA
Caritas Ghana - Accra, Ghana
Caritas Zambia - Lusaka, Zambia
Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna - Washington, DC
Carmelites, 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
Church of St Vincent De Paul - Albany, NY
Collaborative Center for Justice (Catholic) - Hartford, CT
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach - Tokyo, Japan
Comboni Missionaries - Newark, NJ
Community Presbyterian Church - 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, MD
Congregation of the Mission - New York, NY
Congregations of St. Joseph - New York, NY
Crossroads United Church of Christ - Indianola, IA
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
East County Shared Ministry - Pittsburg, CA
Erie Benedictines for Peace - Erie, PA
Fairmount Presbyterian Church - Cleveland Heights, OH
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational UCC - Cambridge, MA
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, MD
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 Council – Pleasant Hills, CA
Interfaith Worker Justice - New Mexico
InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia - Cleveland, OH
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Roma - Commission USG-UISG - Rome, Italy
Jubilee Albany/Capital Region New York - Albany, NY
Jubilee Economics Ministries - San Diego, CA
Jubilee San Diego - San Diego, CA
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 Fathers and Brothers - Maryknoll, NY
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Maryknoll Sisters, Eastern Region, USA – NY
Messiah Lutheran Church - Schenectady, NY
Metanoia Peace Community United Methodist Church – Portland, OR
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
Nevada City United Methodist Church - Nevada City, CA
New Hope Collaborative
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Newman Hall - Holy Spirit Parish, Berkeley, CA
Newman Hall Berkeley Non Violent Committee – Berkeley, CA
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 - Beverly, MA
Pax Christi Camarillo, CA - Camarillo, CA
Pax Christi Dallas - Dallas, TX
Pax Christi El Paso - El Paso, TX
Pax Christi Florida - Ellenton, FL
Pax Christi Illinois - Woodridge, IL
Pax Christi Maine - Portland, ME
Pax Christi Massachusetts - Natick, MA
Pax Christi Michigan - Lansing, MI
Pax Christi Memphis - Memphis, TN
Pax Christi Metro New York - New York, NY
Pax Christi Northern California - San Jose, CA
Pax Christi Northwest - Seattle, WA
Pax Christi Pasadena, CA - Pasadena, CA
Pax Christi Pittsburgh Area - Pittsburgh, PA
Pax Christi SoCal - Claremont, CA
Pax Christi SoCal Padre Serra - Camarillo, CA
Pax Christi Saint Jude - Sandy Springs, GA
Pax Christi St. John's Prep - Danvers, MA
Pax Christi St. Maurice - Dania Beach, 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 - Bismarck, ND
Pax Christi Western Massachusetts - Chicopee, MA
Pax Christi Western NY - East Aurora, NY
Pax Christi Will County - Joliet, IL
Paulist Center - Boston, MA
Peace and Justice Advocates Action Team, University Congregational United Church of Christ - Seattle, WA
Peace and Justice Committee of the Church of Reconciliation - PC (USA) - Chapel Hill, NC
Peace Lutheran Church - Danville, CA
Placentia Presbyterian Church - Placentia, CA
Presbytery of New York City – New York City, NY
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
Resurrection Catholic Church - Woodstock, IL
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico - San Juan, PR
Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany - Albany, NY
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association - San Diego, CA
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 - St. Louis, MO
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living - Encinitas, CA
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry - West Hartford, CT
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 - Greensburg, PA
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy - Charleston, SC
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team - Silver Spring, MD
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - New York, NY
Sisters of Saint Martha, Martha Justice Ministry - Antigonish, Canada
Sisters of St. Dominic - Caldwell, NJ
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia - Aston, PA
Sisters of Saint Francis JPICC - Colorado Springs, CO
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sisters of the Good Shepherd - Astoria, NY
Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament of Corpus Christi, TX - 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 - Chicago, IL
Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province - St. Louis, MO
South East Area (UCC) Mission and Justice Committee - Framingham, MA
St. Alban's Episcopal Church - Albany, CA
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church - Oakland, CA
St. Benedict's Monastery - St. Joseph, MN
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, 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 - Washington, DC
The River Church South - Marshfield, WI
Tikkun's Network of Spiritual Progressives - Berkeley, CA
Tikkun Olam Committee, Temple Beth Israel - Eugene, OR
Trinitarian Congregational Church of Warwick - Warwick, MA
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 - Louisville, KY
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, Labor, and Other Organizations

ActionAid International
ActionAid USA
Action Corps
Ada Lovelace Foundation
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
COVID-19 Working Group Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, and Dignity
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS-USA)
Associazione Tripla Difesa Onlus
Amazon Watch
Bethlehem Community Early Childhood Center
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
Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (CEDHA)
Christian Aid
Christian Life Community
Earth Evolution
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
Essential Information
Food Shed Coop
Freedom Road
Friends of Batiquitos Lagoon
Friends of the Earth
U.S. Fundacion Huesped
Gender Action Global Policy Forum
Greenpeace USA
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Justice Matters
Making the Road
New Rules for Global Finance
Open Society Institute
Oxfam America
Peacehome Campaigns
Peace Education Center - East Lansing, MI
Prince George's County (MD) Peace & Justice Coalition
Publish What You Pay
RIHRDO (Rural Infrastructure and Human Resource Development Organization)
Same Boat Consulting
Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI - Uganda)
Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD)
Texas Fair Trade Coalition
United Steel Workers (USW)
UNANIMA International
US-Africa Bridge Building Project
Watch Democracy Grow
West Papua Action Aotearoa
World Centric
Youth Initiative for the Promotion of Good Leadership in Nigeria
Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development