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Interfaith group rallies in Richmond

More than 200 individuals from VOICE — Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement — traveled to Richmond on Tuesday, March 2, to urge the budget conferees to adopt the Senate’s bi-partisan budget that restores and protects the dental health safety net.

They met with senators and delegates individually and then gathered with 17 Northern Virginia legislative leaders, including three of the budget conferees at a meeting in the Capitol...

County Urged To Fund Health Care For Needy

A grass-roots organization, founded by religious leaders, including the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, took its campaign to expand health care for the uninsured before a skeptical Cook County Board Monday.

Officials and supporters of United Power for Action and Justice, an amalgam of churches, labor unions and community groups, crowded into the County Board Room seeking a $20 million slice of the county's 2000 budget to provide primary care for 50,000 uninsured county residents...

Religious, community groups seek promises from county executive candidates

A group of over 200 Howard County residents pushing a new fall agenda to benefit unemployed youth and the aging got quick promises of support from Democratic County Executive Ken Ulman but not from Trent Kittleman, his Republican challenger.

Mass. Religious Group Campaigns Against Rising Health Care Costs

BOSTON — Get ready for the next hot religious campaign in Boston: rising health care costs. Yes, the group that chanted, prayed and sang its way to passage of the state’s health coverage law says it’s time to rein in health care spending. Greater Boston Interfaith Organization launched a campaign Sunday, and WBUR’s Martha Bebinger has this review of the first team meeting...

10 years of work to make lives better

More than 1,700 people clapped their hands, sang "Amen," and vowed to keep pushing for measures to improve people's lives at the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization's 10th anniversary celebration last night...

Interfaith leaders invoke morality in healthcare debate

Let the politicians and lobbyists argue about copayments and premiums. The Rev. Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner are waging their fight to expand healthcare coverage on a different, higher plane...

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