The Common Good

Faith leaders pray for civility in D.C.

Date: January 9, 2013

Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land has joined a diverse group of religious leaders in a prayer initiative calling for increased civility among government officials.

Among those signing onto the pledge to participate were Pierre Bynum, chaplain, Family Research Council; Janice Shaw Crouse, director, the Beverly LaHaye Institute at Concerned Women for America; Richard Cizik, president, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; Jim Wallis, chief executive officer, Sojourners, and Liz McCloskey, president, Faith & Politics Institute.

Other participants included Peg Chemberlin, president, National Council of Churches; Julius Scruggs, president, National Baptist Convention, USA; Roy Medley, general secretary, American Baptist Churches; Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop, Episcopal Church; Jim Winkler, general secretary, United Methodist General Board of Church & Society; Larry Snyder, president, Catholic Charities USA; James Forbes, professor at Union Theological Seminary and senior minister emeritus at Riverside Church in New York City, and Eboo Patel, Muslim founder of the Interfaith Youth Core.