(TriceEdneyWire.com) – It was an impressive gathering of spiritual leaders from denominations that rarely mingle together or remain separated by ideology. However, the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) successfully collaborated with faith leaders from around the District to come together for a common cause – jobs and affordable housing.
Muslims, Jews, Orthodox Christians, Methodists, Baptists, Episcopalians, Catholics, Presbyterians and non-denominational leaders joined forces to address the District’s growing
unemployment rate and insufficient units of affordable housing.
The gathering held on Dec. 5 at the historic Metropolitan AME Church was filled with residents eagerly waiting to receive directions for action. WIN members demand that $45 million from the city’s surplus be allocated towards employment and affordable housing by Jan. 17, 2012 or pressure for a citywide a moratorium on subsidies for major development projects will occur. Read more. . .
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