Subject: Protect the vulnerable

We work to protect the poor.

The more than 100,000 congregations that make up the National Council of Churches are deeply involved in feeding programs, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, low income housing, child care, and other programs. Our member communions have started thousands of hospitals and clinics around the nation and world. We care for people regardless of faith. We resettle refugees. We have created thousands of schools, colleges, and universities. 

And, our 30 million members contribute hundreds of billions of dollars annually to state, local, and federal taxes. We want tax money used to uplift people, not for spying, for weapons, or to subsidize the rich and powerful.

“A federal budget that takes away from our neighbors, food, shelter, medicine, schools, air to breath and water to drink – a budget that guts SNAP, Medicaid, health care, the environment, education, diplomacy, and foreign aid -- a federal budget that channels those same resources to an unnecessary military spending increase and gives tax cuts for those who already have more than enough – is an immoral budget. It’s not America at our best. We can do better.”  

–Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins; Board Chair, National Council of Churches; 
              General Minister and President, Disciples of Christ
The NCC is pleased to be part of the Circle of Protection, a coalition that includes the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, Sojourners, Bread for the World, and others. Together we have stood firm for seven years to draw a circle of protection around programs that help the last, the least, and the lost.

The National Council of Churches invites you to join us in our work to build unity in the church, to fight injustice, and to stand with our neighbors.  Please make a contribution to help expand our work.
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