GBIO in the News

Dec 11, 2016

An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence with Senator Elizabeth Warren & Mayor Martin Walsh
Sunday December 11th,  6-7:30 PM

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Jun 29, 2016

Arnie Graf was not only the Metro IAF​ supervising organizer from for The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization​ for many years (2002-2013) , but he acted as interim lead organizer for a year (2003) coming from Baltimore every other week. Organizers and leaders alike have felt blessed to learn from this exceptional man.


May 25, 2016

The state’s top judge on Tuesday urged an interfaith group to push for criminal justice reform when Massachusetts legislators take up the issue in the fall.


May 5, 2016

Walsh backs surcharge for affordable housing.


Apr 28, 2016

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to build affordable housing with a new property tax is likely to drive up rents in the city, real estate experts say — and they doubt it will only hit home­owners to the tune of $28 a year.


May 13, 2015

Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other elected officials pledged during a forum in Boston on Tuesday night to fight for affordable health care, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and public education in the Commonwealth.


Oct 26, 2014

"But in the midst of a bitterly contested election, riven by differences in policy and vision, something unusual happened at a packed Boston church on Sunday: Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker agreed. Again and again."


May 4, 2014

"The death rate in Massachusetts dropped significantly after it adopted mandatory health care coverage in 2006, a study released Monday found, offering evidence that the country’s first experiment with universal coverage — and the model for crucial parts of President Obama’s health care law — has saved lives, health economists say."


Apr 7, 2014

"One year after it emerged as a leader in the collective healing process that followed the Marathon bombings last April, the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization is embarking on a campaign to strengthen links among local congregations."


Mar 31, 2014

"It took an incredible amount of tenacity for the Dearborn and its supporters, including the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Copley Square, to make their dream a reality."


Nov 19, 2013

"Back at the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, advocates pledged to meet again to keep pressuring the health care industry to reign in costs."

 


Oct 28, 2013

"At the Roxbury forum organized by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the Massachusetts Minority Contractors’ Association, the candidates, appearing separately, were peppered with questions and asked to make pledges about what they would do if elected mayor."


Sep 22, 2013

David Seltz and other health experts spoke about health care affordability at a forum sponsored by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.


Sep 17, 2013

Sitting in a large meeting room in Temple Israel on the Boston/Brookline border were about 250 members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.


Sep 12, 2013

"The next big movement in Massachusetts health care may come not from the state’s world-famous hospitals or its cutting-edge research labs, but from houses of worship."


Aug 6, 2012
Today, amid cheers and applause echoing against the marble walls and floor of the Nurses Hall in the Massachusetts StateHouse, Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law a groundbreaking bill aimed at controlling health costs. 

Aug 2, 2012

Yesterday, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved by overwhelming margins a finalversion of legislation to control the rate of growth in health care spending in Massachusetts -- on the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session.


Jul 31, 2012
Massachusetts would be the first state in the country to set health care spending goals if a bill released Monday night
becomes law.

May 27, 2008

Its first meeting was held in the basement of Hurmon Hamilton's church a decade ago, an organization that was interfaith more in name than in reality.


Dec 29, 2005

Let the politicians and lobbyists argue about copayments and premiums. The Rev. Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner are waging their fight to expand healthcare coverage on a different, higher plane.


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