At US Capitol, Christians protest budget cuts

WASHINGTON (RNS) With ashes on their foreheads, sackcloth draped around their necks and the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop, Christians leaders used the words “evil” and “immoral” to describe the federal budget cuts President Trump has proposed and many Republican lawmakers favor
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Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine, thanked Rep. Joe Kennedy — a Democrat from Massachusetts and the only lawmaker to attend the event — for invoking the verse during the debate earlier this month over the failed GOP health care bill.

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