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BVMs Join in Call on Congress to Cut Weapons and War Spending

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The Sisters of Charity, BVM are one of 62 faith-based organizations who signed onto a letter sent to members of Congress calling on legislators to dramatically cut militarized spending, reinvest in the wellbeing of communities, and curtail the harms of the United States militarized foreign policy. You can read the full letter here.

The letter states that “the sky-high war budget siphons resources away from investments in healthcare, housing, and education,” a tradeoff that has large implications for Congress’ negotiations on topline spending this year. The letter was initiated by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that’s been working to end wars for more than a century. They were joined by 61 other faith groups, including Hindus for Human Rights, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Presbyterian Church USA, and Sojourners. The full list of signing organizations can be found here.

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