Minnesota Faith Leaders Call for Moratorium on Foreclosures
Continuing the strong work of people of faith across the country, a group of interfaith leaders in Minneapolis have called on banks in their city to hold a 90 day moratorium on foreclosures, commit to working on loan modifications with struggling homeowners instead of kicking them to the curb.
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Rev. Jerry McAfee of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and the head of the Minnesota State Baptist Convention, said that if the banks reject the moratorium, “We will have to join our brothers and sisters of Occupy Minnesota and occupy the banks.”
The coalition consists of Rev. McAfee, Bishop Richard Howell of Shiloh Temple, Rev. Dwight Seawood of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Paul Slack of New Creation Church, Scott Grey, president of the Minneapolis Urban League, Vic Rosenthal, executive director of Jewish Community Action and Dave Snyder, an organizer with Jewish Community Action working with the Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition.
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