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“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.
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.
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.
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.
The New York Times in a recent discussion asked several commentators, including Jim Walls, Michael Novak and others: Which politicians espouse policies that align with Christianity, and how so? Here are some of their responses.
Two evangelical heavyweights went toe-to-toe in a theological debate Thursday evening, presenting both sides of the question as to whether social justice is an essential part of the mission of the church.
Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, took the “yes” position, while Dr. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, took the “no” viewpoint.
Lisa Sharon Harper, director of mobilizing for Sojourners and author of Left, Right & Christ told The Christian Post in a July interview that Jesus would defy political lines to help the vulnerable. She also believes those who espouse Jesus as their political hero should also support entitlement programs that distribute food to the poor and ensure health care for those who cannot afford it.
President Barack Obama met with Christian leaders Wednesday to talk about the economic crisis and its impact on Christian values and the poor.
Lisa Sharon Harper, director of mobilizing for Sojourners and author of Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat, said Jesus would defy political lines to help the vulnerable.
Amid ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill over the national debt limit, Christian leaders are looking to make allies with Congress and the White House in order to ensure benefits and entitlements for the poor at home and abroad.