Sharon Watkins is Chair of the Board of the National Council of Churches.
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Jesus Would Not Like a Budget That Increases Hunger and Sickness
Further, this proposed budget seems to be based on an assumption that poor people and children should fund our national defense. The National Council of Churches and the Circle of Protection do not agree. The biblical prophets teach us that our security depends on upholding justice for people in poverty. Common wisdom in our own time tells us, “a hungry man is an angry man.”