Jewish Telegraphic Agency Press Items
Three religious action networks, the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, PICO National Network and Sojourners, distributed the letter, and it garnered more than an additional 4,000 signatories nationally.
On Jan. 15, which would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday, members of an interfaith alliance known as Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence held a news conference to urge Americans to work together to help curb gun violence.
Bello spoke about the use of rape as a "weapon" to "kill the will, the spirit" of women in Darfur. Other speakers included Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Soujourners president and executive director Rev. Jim Wallis.
Rabbi David Saperstein, who heads the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, joined with Rev. Jim Wallis, an evangelical pastor who has criticized the politicization of his movement, in a letter sent Tuesday to NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox News and The Associated Press. They asked the broadcasters to avoid what they said was a mistake in the 2004 election: identifying the 22 percent of voters who ranked “moral values” as their lead reason for voting as hewing to conservative values against abortion and gay marriage.