Jubilee USA Network

The Jubilee USA Network And Who Is Jubilee USA?

The Jubilee Justice Task Force is affiliated with the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of 75 religious denominations and faith communities, human rights, environmental, labor, and community groups working for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. 

 And Who Is Jubilee USA?

Jubilee USA Network began as Jubilee 2000/USA in 1997 when a diverse gathering of people and organizations came together in response to the international call for Jubilee debt cancellation. Now over 60 organizations including labor, churches, religious communities and institutions, AIDS activists, trade campaigners and over 9,000 individuals are active members of the Jubilee USA Network. Together we are a strong, diverse and growing network dedicated to working for a world free of debt for billions of people.

In the Jubilee Year as quoted in Leviticus, those enslaved because of debts are freed, lands lost because of debt are returned, and community torn by inequality is restored. Today international debt has become a new form of slavery. Debt slavery means poor people working harder and harder in a vain effort to keep up with the interest payments on debts owed to rich countries including the US and international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. Jubilee USA Network brings together people to turn this reality around by active solidarity with partners worldwide, targeted and timely advocacy strategies and educational outreach. Please join us in working for Jubilee justice.

For more information and actions you can take

  • Click here to learn more about the origins and extent of the crippling debts that inhibit development and increase poverty in poor countries around the world. 
  • Click here to go to the Take Action page of the Jubilee USA website
  • Click here to learn how your church can become a "Jubilee Congregation" which faithfully/prayerfully learns about, and advocates against, the debt crisis.