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06/13/2012
As part of the "Evangelical Immigration Table," evangelical leaders met at the Rayburn Office Building in a crowded meeting room on a rainy Tuesday morning. Political opposites like Jim Wallis and Richard Land were among those gathered together in support of the "Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform."
06/13/2012
Evangelical leaders across the political spectrum met at Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill to announce their support of a statement of principles on the issue of immigration. The statement called for elected officials to pass immigration reform that would, among other things, secure borders, create a pathway to citizenship for those who qualify, and to end the partisanship on the issue.
06/05/2012
Christian author and columnist Christian Piatt, writing on Sojourners' "God Politics" blog, argues: "This approach to faith ironically transgresses one of the cardinal Biblical rules about not testing God. Though I'm sure serpent handlers and the like would not see this as a test of God, the effective message is, 'I'm going to do something unnecessarily, stupidly dangerous, simply to show that God will keep me safe.'"
04/25/2012
It will be a "sad day in the life of America" if the Supreme Court upholds Arizona's immigration law, Lisa Sharon Harper told The Christian Post in a Wednesday interview. In particular, Harper was concerned about "the most heinous pieces" of the law "that legalize racial profiling." Harper is the director of mobilizing for Sojourners, one of the groups that participated in the vigil.
02/08/2012
"This isn't the person I campaigned for in 2008," Kmiec said. "This isn't the person who talked to the Sojourners conference in 2006 and explained that it was wrong for the Democrats in the past to treat the evangelicals as a bloc, thinking in only one direction, and it was similarly wrong for the evangelicals to write off the Democrats and see that they have an appreciation for faith."
11/08/2011
“The non-conventional oil that this pipeline is designed to transport produces … three times more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional crude oil,” said Rose Berger, Tar Sands Action organizer for progressive Christian group Sojourners. Berger and other members of the U.S. faith community have joined voices with the protesters because, they argue, the increased emissions will disproportionally harm the poor as well as damage the earth that God gave man stewardship over.
11/08/2011
“The non-conventional oil that this pipeline is designed to transport produces … three times more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional crude oil,” said Rose Berger, Tar Sands Action organizer for progressive Christian group Sojourners. Berger and other members of the U.S. faith community have joined voices with the protesters because, they argue, the increased emissions will disproportionally harm the poor as well as damage the earth that God gave man stewardship over.
11/03/2011
A pair of prominent evangelicals met at D.C.'s National Press Club Wednesday night and examined the part religion will play in next year's presidential election.On the one hand was Dr. Richard Land, a proponent of traditional family values and president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. On the other was the Rev. Jim Wallis, editor and founder of Sojourners, a magazine that promotes Christian progressivism and social justice. Their talk highlighted the consensus among Christians about 2012's elections, while also showing how much remains contentious.
11/03/2011
Dr. Richard D. Land and the Rev. Jim Wallis appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Thursday to discuss the role of religion in politics, with both men, who do not always see eye-to-eye, agreeing that the nation's economic crisis is a moral crisis.
11/02/2011
Two prominent Evangelical Christian leaders, Rev. Richard Land and Jim Wallis are set to publicly converge on what they feel is the moral decline of presidential candidates’ values in the U.S. 2012 election.