Monday, February 19, 2007




To read Washington's insights about foreign policy, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To read Lincoln's insights about presidential power and foreign wars, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007



The Disciples Advocacy and Witness Network of the Christian Church Capital Area hopes that you and all your loved ones had a wonderful St. Valentine's Day.

We pray that this day allowed you some time to express your love to others, and to think about all the loved ones in your life.

We also hope that, through the grace of God, this day strengthened your passion for justice, increased your desire for peace in our war-torn world, and filled your heart with greater love for all God's children.

May God continue to bless you with a more perfect love!

The icon, St. Valentine, is the work of Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath. To view a collection of his other icons and images, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thursday, February 01, 2007




Today, the Senate voted 94 to 3 to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour by 2009. This was combined with a tax package to provide relief to small businesses.

THANK YOU to all who called, emailed and sent letters to their Senators.



A job should keep you out of poverty, not in it.

"Vote for a minimum wage increase now!"

That's what every Senator should hear from his/her constituents.

Call 1-800-459-1887 today!

Working families recently enjoyed a major victory in the House of Representatives when our elected representatives voted overwhelmingly (315-116) for a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour.

Soon, possibly today, the Senate will vote on whether to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour by 2009. Tell them to vote “yes” without delaying tactics or amendments.

Call both your Senators now!

Step 1: Call 1-800-459-1887, toll-free, to be connected to the U.S. Capitol Switchboard.

Step 2: Ask to be connected to your Senator's office.
To find out information about your Senators, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Step 3: Tell the staffer who answers the phone:

Hi, my name is _______________ and I'm a constituent and a Christian who believes that paying a fair wage is a moral issue. Please tell Senator ______ to vote "yes" on the bill to increase the minimum wage to $7.25 by 2009. Please - no more delays, no more amendments. Increase the minimum wage now." {Remember to be polite and thank the staffer}.

Then please follow steps 1-3 to call your other Senator.

Call both your senators today, toll-free, at 1-800-459-1887.

To read a statement of support from hundreds of business owners, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To read about a letter sent by over 1000 clergy and religious leaders, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To read the Disciples resolution on the living wage passed at the 2005 General Assembly in Portland, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the Minimum Wage Campaign, PLEASE CLICK HERE.