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Associated Baptist Press

Associated Baptist Press Press Items
Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and a member of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., called the Republican budget “an immoral document” because of how its priorities and principles apply differently to the rich and poor.
Sojourners launched an online petition drive urging the federal government to put a stop to attacks on American mosques.
Other white Christians have spoken out. The National Council of Churches and Sojourners, both groups with a large white membership, are among the groups that have expressed concern about the circumstances of Martin’s killing.
Two years ago conservative commentator Glenn Beck called on Christians to leave their churches if they were preaching about social or economic justice, comparing it to communism. Jim Wallis of Sojourners fired back by calling on Christians to leave Glenn Beck.
President Obama met 40 minutes July 20 with Christian leaders seeking to protect programs that aid poor people in any debt-reduction deal that the administration reaches with Congress.
Associated Baptist Press reporter Norman Jameson writes about the Wild Goose Festival, which took place June 23-26.
Other organizations in the coalition include Believe OutLoud, recently in the news after Sojourners magazine rejected their ad welcoming gays and lesbians to church.
ATLANTA (ABP) -- Leaders of three national Baptist organizations signed a statement released March 10 critical of the hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Homeland Security on the subject of radicalization within the American Muslim community.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- More than 50 religious leaders signed an open letter to Congress urging a time of national "soul searching" following the recent tragedy in Tucson that included an attack on a member of the House of Representatives.
Jim Wallis of Sojourners, a progressive evangelical leader who has encouraged voters to support biblical values like justice and concern for the poor, also wrote for the Huffington Post, observing that most voters this year came out to cast ballots against candidates and policies rather than for them.