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With Cantor Gone, Immigration Reform Is All On John Boehner Now
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigration reform. The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigrati ...

The Power of Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

Over the past month, I have witnessed the spiritual power of the disciplines of prayer and fasting to redeem our nation’s institutional powers in ways I never imagined. Do you be ...

Activists End Immigration fast as Thousands of Others Take up the Cause
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

Sapped by three weeks of a water-only diet, three activists for immigration reform ended their fasts Tuesday with a morsel of bread blessed by a priest and “passed the fast on” to others who hope to keep atten ...

Feast with Your Family this Thanksgiving; Then Fast with Us Next Week -- for Families in Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

The debate about immigration reform has been very productive in America over these past several years. And that debate has been won — by those who favor a common sense agenda for reform. ...

In Oval Office, Evangelicals Press for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Speaker of the House John Boehner signaled Wednesday that there would be no immigration reform this year, an announcement made the same day that some of the nation’s most prominent evangelical pastors met with ...

Conservatives Shift Tone on Gay Anti-discrimination Bill
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual, and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’s a shift in the political air: Arguments that stand purely on religious grou ...

Not So Merry Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry, kids, but Santa has some bad news. DESPITE THE heart-felt and hand-written requests from ...

#FaithfulFilibuster — A Vigil for the Poor
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

I’m standing in full view of the Capitol Building with a group of clergy and faith leaders who are here to offer a “Faithful Filibuster” of the government shutdown – and we’re going to keep talking until thing ...

Rep. Steve King: It's Time to Tame the Tongue
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

In making rash and ridiculous statements, King accomplishes little beyond drawing attention to himself and distracting attention away from the myriad challenges facing our nation and globe. ...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece, and not act now. But our message was this: the time ...

House Republicans Brace for Crazy-Making Intra-Party Immigration Fight
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

With only hours left until the Senate releases the final tally of those in favor of immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner along with other house majority leader’s prepare as controversial issues are b ...

Abortion Bill Reopens Tricky Terrain for Republicans
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

As the House debates a bill to limit abortion, Republicans are reopening a subject that cost them dearly in 2012 and continues to present perils for the party’s attempt to appeal to women voters. ...

John Boehner Vital to Immigration and the Debt Ceiling
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

John Boehner's future political aspirations could be a big deciding factor in his stance on immigration and the debt ceiling John Boehner's future political aspirations ...

Fiscal Cliff: Time to Challenge the 'Mighty on Their Thrones'
Originally Posted: 12/21/2012 - 12:33pm | Type: Blog

Today, I challenge our political leaders to read the Christmas story of God come to earth and born in a manger as a child of working-class parents, and then reexamine their own budget priorities. ...

VIDEO: Pray for A Budget Deal That Lifts Up the Poor
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners is calling on Congress and Speaker Boehner to consider the repercussions of their actions. Pray with us as we await this important budget deal. In three weeks, automat ...

The REAL War on Christmas: Congress’ Budget Negotiations

Originally Posted: 12/04/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As political leaders engage in negotiations to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” we need them to preserve programs that reduce poverty and keep our families healthy. Unfortunately, House Speaker John Boehner ...

Dear Congress, This Holiday Season, Don’t Make the Poor Poorer
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

This week, the Circle of Protection, released an open letter to the president and Congress with a simple message: during the holidays, please “advance policies that protect the poor — not ones that make them p ...

God and Class Warfare
Originally Posted: 09/27/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Blog

The hot phrase in Washington, D.C., this week is "class warfare." The hot phrase in Washington, D.C., this week is "class warfare." Paul Ryan, John Boehner ...

Let Us Be Clear: The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Purely Artificial
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

We have come to an impasse in the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling because of several conceptual errors in our public discourse. We have come to an impasse in the negotiatio ...

Matthew 25 -- Why We Went to the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Today is another intense day of politics at the White House. The debt default deadline is fast approaching. Today is another intense day of politics at the White House. The debt d ...

Which Corporations are Buying Your Candidates?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100907-congress-tshirts.jpg"></a>The midterm election season is upon us, the first since the <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supc ...