Resources

The IHM congregation has created links to external websites in the hope that users will find reference material and information on subjects that are of interest to the congregation. Neither these sites, nor any content available through links to and from them, are screened, reviewed or endorsed by the IHM congregation. Additionally, the IHM congregation is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities or content of such independent sites.

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Corporate Accountability

Challenge water abuses worldwide, help challenge the influence of big tobacco and urge the U.S. to ratify the first global health treaty.
Corporate Accountability International

Death Penalty

Direct links to email governors, legislators and state leaders to voice concerns about pending executions.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty – National Execution Alert 

U.S. Death Penalty Enacts Terror, Not Justice
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17135-us-death-penalty-enacts-terror-not-justice

Environmental Justice

MEC provides a collective voice for the environment at the local, state and federal levels.
Michigan Environmental Council

VIDEO: Why Tim DeChristopher Went to Prison for His Protest
http://billmoyers.com/segment/why-tim-dechristopher-went-to-prison-for-his-protest/

Global Economy

Become a part of Green America’s “Fair Trade Alliance” and learn how you can promote fair trade where you live.
Green America’s Fair Trade Program 

Monthly actions to promote 100 percent debt cancellation for impoverished countries.

Global Warming

Transcript of President Obama’s Remarks on Climate Change
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/25/remarks-president-climate-change

VIDEOS: Climate Change – Lines of Evidence
http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/videos-multimedia/climate-change-lines-of-evidence-videos/

Haiti

News updates on the ongoing conflict in Haiti. It is also one of the best resources for current action to promote justice, peace and democracy in Haiti.
Haiti Action Committee 

Human Trafficking

VIDEO: Indoctrinated – The Grooming of our Children into Prostitution
http://www.csroa.org/resources/video-resources/indoctrinated-the-grooming-of-our-children-into-prostitution/

Hunger/Food Security

Campaign updates, reports and online actions on issues such as sustainable agriculture, biotechnology and anti-biotic resistance.
Union of Concerned Scientists – Food and Agriculture

Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

The United States campaign to end the Israelie occupation

Media

Periodic action updates on important issues such as media consolidation, preservation of independent media and protection of public broadcasting. The site also features an interactive map that you can click on to find alerts on media issues specific to your state.
Free Press Action Center

Download the site’s media activism kit and use its media contact list for TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and news service contacts.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Social Security/Healthcare

Sign up to receive notices when action is needed on time-sensitive issues relating to Medicaid and Medicare.
Families USA Health Action Network

Undoing Racism

Good Food and Good Jobs for All: Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Racial and Economic Equity in the Food System
http://www.arc.org/content/view/2229/217/

United States Budget Priorities

Network Legislative Action Center

Additional resources

Why Lobby? – Friends Committee on National Legislation

For Activists, Tips in Safe Use of Social Media – Austin Considine