As Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reported on PBS this week, proposed government budget cuts have prompted heated debate between religious groups morally opposed to cutting aid to the poor and limiting the rights of labor unions, and conservatives who consider America’s debt a moral concern. (And, of course, there’s also the small matter of public funding for Planned Parenthood, whose services include birth control and abortion.)
Some more faith-related links on federal and state budget news:
- Budget Cuts Must Protect Poor and Vulnerable, U.S. Bishops Say (Catholic News Agency)
- Faith Leaders Offer Sanctuary to Wisconsin State Senators (Faith in Public Life)
- Polling Evangelicals: Fix Deficit With Spending Cuts, Tax Increases (Christianity Today)
Hmm… what good timing for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Feb. 18 to 25)!
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