The Common Good

Budget Cuts Target The Poor, Faith Groups Say

Date: February 22, 2011

The conscience-tweaking initiatives are popping up just as lawmakers work to shrink trillion-dollar annual deficits. Last week, 300 leaders from Catholic social ministry organizations left a Washington-area conference to lobby their representatives and senators. Sojourners, an

evangelical ministry with a social justice focus, is raising money for bracelets and ads asking, "What would Jesus cut?"