The Common Good

Over 50 Religious Leaders Call for 'Soul Searching' in Letter to Congress

Date: January 13, 2011

More than 50 prominent religious leaders, including megachurch pastors T.D. Jakes and Joel C. Hunter , have signed an open letter to members of Congress encouraging national "soul searching" and urging civil discourse in the aftermath of the tragic Arizona shooting.

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Notable also included notable Christian leaders The Rev. Canon Peg Chemberlin, president of National Council of Churches, which represents 45 million people; Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners; and Rev. Richard Cizik, president of New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.