The Common Good

Minister Goes On Fast To Protest Budget Cuts

Source: NPR
Date: April 6, 2011

As fierce debate rages among lawmakers over the 2011 budget, faith leaders are joining the fray. Some 20 religious leaders and a coalition of social justice organizations, have launched a campaign against proposed budget cuts. These are cuts that they say would hurt poor and vulnerable people. Reverend Jim Wallis, president of Christian social action group, Sojourners, claims the budget is a moral document and has begun fasting in protest of proposed cuts. Host Michel Martin speaks with him about the faith-based campaign.