|'No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live a lifetime?They shall build houses and inhabit them: they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit: they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen will long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, or bear their children for calamity; for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord?.? (Isaiah 65:20-25)|
The Isaiah Platform:
1. We recognize that budgets are moral documents that reflect our values and priorities. All tax policies and spending proposals should be evaluated with a publicly available analysis of how they assist people in overcoming poverty and strengthening families and communities.
2. As a society we must commit to supporting all who work and those unable to work by providing:
* a living family income
* affordable housing
* educational opportunity for their children with the goal of reducing the number of children in poverty by half in ten years
* quality healthcare
* adequate nutrition
3. We must commit to significantly reducing the number of people worldwide who experience extreme poverty, in cooperation with other nations, through a foreign policy that sees just trade, effective international aid, and reducing the debt of impoverished nations as central to our national and global security.
Check out the Call to Renewal link and learn more about their Isaiah Platform.