GBIO in the News
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.
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.
Walsh backs surcharge for affordable housing.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Back at the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, advocates pledged to meet again to keep pressuring the health care industry to reign in costs."
"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."
David Seltz and other health experts spoke about health care affordability at a forum sponsored by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.
Sitting in a large meeting room in Temple Israel on the Boston/Brookline border were about 250 members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.
"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."
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.
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.
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.