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The Sounds of Silencing—And Speaking Out
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Angela Kissel Her pastor told her it was 'against scripture' for females to preach. When furlough ...

Faithful Filibuster: Christian Leaders Read Scripture, Exhort Congress to Care
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God,” read Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and one of several Protestant and Catholic leaders who gathered Wednesday to launch “Faithful Filibuster.” ...

Clergy, Religious Leaders Address Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Crisis with ‘Faithful Filibuster’
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

October 8, 2013 Press Releases WASHINGTON – Clergy and religious lead ...

Senate Reaches Tentative Deal to Avert Filibuster Showdown
Originally Posted: 07/16/2013 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Following Monday’s three hour closed-door caucus, members of the Senate have begun the confirmation process of President Barack Obama’s executive branch nominees, avoiding what the Washington Post calls a &quo ...

COMMENTARY: Leaders Who Can Act like Grown Ups
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Government by the immature is proving to be a disaster. ... Immature leaders put off important decisions and get lost in small concerns. They take sides like schoolchildren rather than seeing the needs of the ...

DRONE WATCH: The Debate Begins
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster sparks public debate. Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster last week against the administration’s drone policy brought a long-simmering debate to ...

Rand Paul, Drones, and Honor
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

While I stand with Sen. Rand Paul on the question of the use of militarized spy drones in American airspace and (potentially) on Americans, I am deeply troubled by our use of these weapons in other lands, too, ...

Would I Risk as Much as the Dreamers?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The youngest person in a crowd of teenagers and young adults at the Dream Act Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday was an 8-year-old girl. The youngest person in a cro ...

Stephen Colbert for the Least of These
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act. Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act. We ...

Archbishop Tutu Underwhelmed With U.S. Version of 'Reconciliation'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Archbishop Desmond Tutu's excitement that Congressional leaders were going through a process known as 'reconciliation' was abated last week when he learned that the procedure was not, i ...

The Health-Care Roller Coaster Rolls On
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

We continue the roller coaster ride that we hope will end with universal or near universal coverage for health care in the United States. We continue the roller coaster ride that ...