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Sierra Club 12/13/2013
At yesterday's event, former SEIU Vice President Eliseo Medina referred to the fast as a wake-up call to the nation about "the moral crisis...
Huffington Post 12/13/2013
Saying an opening prayer at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C. was both an honor and a blessing for me. The theme...
Sightings (The Martin Marty Center) 12/12/2013
On November 12 (2013), at the eastern edge of Washington D.C.'s Mall, only steps from the Capitol, people advocating for comprehensive...
Christianity Today 12/12/2013
Yet my heart for social justice has led me into enduring friendship with progressive Christian communities as well. With non-denominational churches...
Getty Images 12/12/2013
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) greets Rev. Jim Wallis as she arrives at an immigration event with...
Think Progress 12/12/2013
Rudy Lopez, a faster with the organization Fair Immigration Reform Movement, was carried up to the main platform where he was supported by core...
Ka Leo O Hawaii 12/12/2013
In protest of the delay in Congress to vote on H.R.15, the bill for comprehensive immigration reform, community leaders fasted for weeks in the...
Center for American Progress 12/12/2013
The Fast for Families represents a depth of commitment to immigration reform beyond anything I’ve seen before. The four original fasters—Eliseo...
US Catholic 12/11/2013
In Washington, D.C., four activists from the “Fast for Families” campaign have broken their fast and passed on the mantle to, among others, Rep. Joe...
Religion News Service 12/11/2013
The hero of South Africa — and an inspiration to millions worldwide — died Thursday (Dec. 5) at 95. The Twitterverse lit up with memories,...
Buzzfeed 12/11/2013
Eliseo Medina wheeling faster Jim Wallis to the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13
Christian Post 12/10/2013
The small tent, about the width of a subway car, sits on the National Mall in the shadow of the nation's Capitol. In a town where power and...
The Washington Post blog 12/10/2013
On Background producer JulieAnn McKellogg takes us inside the tent on the National Mall, where "Fast for Families" immigration activists...
Pioneer Press Minnesota 12/10/2013
Among the current fasters is the Rev. Jim Wallis, who believes reform is a moral imperative and has likened the tent to a chapel. There is also...
The Washington Post 12/10/2013
Back on the Mall, the four original fasters ended their protest after 22 days. They were replaced by eight other people who continued the fast. They...
National Catholic Reporter 12/10/2013
In Washington, Faith leaders like Fr. Larry Snyder (President of Catholic Charities USA); Rev. David Bekmann (President of Bread for the World); Jim...
Huffington Post 12/06/2013
In response to the passing of Nelson Mandela, I wanted to add my thoughts on this great leader: Nelson Mandela was the most important political...
Huffington Post 12/06/2013
Organizing is alive and well at this moment of Mandela's passing. Eliseo Medina of SEIU, Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Ana Garcia Ashley of Gamaliel...
Huffington Post 12/05/2013
I was grateful to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making an incredible...
Catholic News Service 12/05/2013
They “turned over” the role as long-term fasters to seven others: the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners; Philip Agnew and Ciara Taylor of Dream Defenders...