Tag: Congress

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    “As a person of faith, if I am to turn my back on people who have needs, medical needs, physical needs, I have turned my back on my faith,” says Rev. Art Cribbs, executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. But Biola University religion and ethics professor Scott Rae believes Obamacare takes too much authority out of the hands of individuals. More

    September 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC. It’s an economic justice issue, a social justice issue,” says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. City governments and programs that help the poor will bear the brunt of the federal budget cuts imposed by sequestration. More

    May 17, 2013 | Comments

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    “I think the single biggest missing ingredient in our political system right now are real relationships of trust, human relationships where people really think about and care about each other. And that’s right where the church has to be.” More

    May 17, 2013 | Comments

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    Interfaith Power & Light brings together people of different faiths to be better stewards of creation by responding to global warming and by supporting changes in environmental public policy. More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    Protestants still make up most of Congress, but this week a Hindu and a Buddhist were also among those sworn in. More

    January 4, 2013 | Comments

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    “I find that starting the day with a little bit of quiet time changes the whole complexion of the rest of the day. It’s almost like warming up before you go into an athletic event. But the key is that you can do it anywhere,” says Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “By nursing our admiration for our military’s virtues, President Obama suggests, we can transform our beleaguered democracy into a more cohesive and mission-focused political community.” More

    January 25, 2012 | Comments

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    “We ought to pray here every day until Congress proves worthy of the calling of the nation to govern,” said Rev. Michael Livingston, director of the National Council of Churches poverty initiative, at a gathering of religious leaders on Capitol Hill. More

    July 28, 2011 | Comments

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    As the debate over the federal budget continues in Washington, religious leaders like Rev. Jim Wallis are urging members of both parties to protect the poor. “A budget is a moral document,” he says. “And the common good has to outweigh ideological, political battles in this town.” More

    July 15, 2011 | Comments

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    With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.” More

    July 1, 2011 | Comments

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