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Politics of Jamie Sanderson

Politics of Jamie Sanderson Press Items
For far too long, we’ve avoided talking about gun violence in our country. The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has finally brought our nation’s lax gun policies back into the national debate. (Even though the violence in our city streets has long deserved more attention.) We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history where real gun legislation could change the course of history and save lives. But this moment is about to pass us by. By the end of March, it could be too late.
Across the political and theological spectrum, the faith community is putting aside differences and taking up the biblical vocation of protecting the poor and bringing their stories and struggles to light. It’s because of this unprecedented unity around those whom Jesus called "the least of these" that the presidential candidates felt they had to respond.
What happened today was unprecedented. Christian leaders from across the theological and political spectrum came together to demand that the presidential candidates directly address the issue of poverty. And because of the faith community’s witness, the candidates responded. Check out what President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney had to say.