Vermont Interfaith Action

Clergy take to pulpits to decry religious and racial hate

A coalition of Vermont spiritual congregations spread its message statewide over the weekend during a “Sabbath of Listening and Healing.”

‘Raise the Wage’ effort undeterred by governor-elect’s concerns

Despite reservations from Republican Phil Scott, more than a dozen Vermont spiritual and social justice groups want state lawmakers to boost minimum pay to $15 an hour.

Clergy rally at Statehouse against election-related hate

A coalition of Vermont religious congregations is planning “A Sabbath of Listening and Moving Toward Healing” the weekend of Jan. 6-8.

Vermont Interfaith Action to take aim at income inequity

The coalition of religious congregations, holding its first statewide convention this month, hopes to boost working-class pay through a “Raise the Wage” campaign.

Vermont Interfaith Action: Changes in Burlington could favor Burlington Town Center project

The grassroots community organization Vermont Interfaith Action spearheaded opposition to the Westlake development in 2007, and as a leader in that group, I would like to highlight some legitimate and some now-moot concerns.

Neighbors: UVM off-campus housing has made Burlington unaffordable

Many landlords want to make higher profits by renting to students who will pay more for smaller spaces.

Vermont Interfaith Action Sponsors a New Kind of Candidates Event

News Release — Vermont Interfaith Action June 14, 2016 Contact: Debbie Ingram Executive Director Vermont Interfaith Action (802) 651-8889 office (802) 310-4625 cell On Wednesday, June 15, from 6:15 to 8:30 pm, Vermont Interfaith Action (VIA) will host “Conversations with the Candidates” at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington (188 N. Prospect St.) for the Democrats […]

Vermont Interfaith Action’s Ingram announces state Senate bid

WILLISTON — Debbie Ingram, executive director of the group Vermont Interfaith Action, announced Wednesday she will run for the Vermont Senate. Ingram, 54, who serves on the Williston Selectboard, is running as a Democrat. She previously ran for a state Senate seat in 2012, finishing seventh. There are six Senate seats in Chittenden County. At […]

State agrees to ‘moral economy’ campaign request

Vermont Interfaith Action has been urging state leaders to report how much it would cost to pay for all needed services — not necessarily so that total figure would be approved, but as a means to show the full extent of the demand and to spark discussion on what could and should be done.

Vermont Interfaith Action hosts discussions on building Vermont’s moral economy with special guests from Public Assets Institute

News Release — Vermont Interfaith Action October 26, 2015 Contact Persons: Debbie Ingram, Executive Director, Vermont Interfaith Action 802-310-4625 / [email protected] Paul Cillo, President & Executive Director Jack Hoffman, Senior Policy Analyst Public Assets Institute 802-223-6677 / [email protected]  / [email protected] BUILDING VERMONT’S MORAL ECONOMY Vermont Interfaith Action hosts discussions with special guests from Public Assets […]

Faith leaders call for universal health care

“Health care as a human right is basic compassion,” said Rabbi Joshua Chason, joining the Vermont Workers’ Center in condemning the sidelining of single payer.

Vermont clergy launch ‘Movement Toward a Moral Economy’

Clergy from all over Vermont are coming together in unprecedented numbers to meet with newly-elected legislators to launch a “Movement Toward a Moral Economy.”

Story + video: Vermont religious leaders join Sanders to denounce economic inequality

Greed makes income disparity “one of the most profound moral issues of the 21st century,” Vermont’s junior senator says.

Vermont Interfaith Action urges Department of Corrections to better prepare offenders for release

After over a year of research and 18 interviews with authorities on the corrections process, a group of volunteers from Vermont Interfaith Action will urge administrators and lawmakers to institute reforms that will better prepare offenders for re-entry into society.