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Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In the Saturday March 10 is of The New York Times, writer Samuel G. Freedman highlights the support that various clergy and congregations have shown to their parishioners and local communities in the midst of the mortgage crisis in “Mortgage Crisis Inspires Churches to Send Lenten Season Message to Banks.”

In the spirit of Lent, churches are calling for a moratorium on foreclosures, moving church monies out of the major banks involved in widespread foreclosures to local banks, even supporting families at meetings with their bank.

Though discussed within the context of Lent, this idea of protest has been a growing movement over the past three years. It is an interesting read about thoughtful ways to pursue social justice at a local level, creating ripples of change over time.

I would encourage the Diocese of Madison, as well as individuals, to consider where they invest and how those decisions impact their fellow church or community members.

Kathy Wehrle, Madison