Religious Leaders Continue to Call for Moral Budget

fishes-loaves-moral-budgetIn Washington, as debates over the federal budget continued, religious leaders gathered outside the Capitol to once again demand a budget they described as moral and fair. The group brought along fish and loaves of bread, a reference to Jesus’s miraculous feeding of masses of people with a small amount of food. Arguing a moral budget doesn’t take a miracle, the speakers urged lawmakers not to cut poverty programs or give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations:

Sister Simone Campbell: “Just like in the scriptures where Jesus blessed and broke the loaves and fish and said share among each other, there is enough to go around.”