Faith leaders ask Congress to pass Biden agenda to 'lift up those pushed to the margins'

The American Independent

A diverse coalition of faith leaders flocked to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a day-long vigil to demand President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda be passed, as it encounters significant roadblocks in its home stretch of negotiations.

Invoking doctrine and scripture, representatives from groups like Bread for the World, Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, Interfaith Power & Light, and NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Justice stood alongside lawmakers to make a religious appeal for the bill’s priorities: eradicating child poverty, expanding health care coverage, and addressing the climate crisis.