Human Rights

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April 27, 2011

As the U.S. government considers overhauling a 35-year-old policy on toxic chemicals, 34 religious groups have released interfaith and Christian principles to guide chemical policy reform.

"Our current national chemical policy has not sufficiently protected human bodies, God's creation,...

March 23, 2011

I came to El Salvador in 2005 as a recent college graduate on a vocational pilgrimage with an academic interest in foreign policy and a desire to gain experience in human rights work. In my personal quest to understand human rights in El Salvador, the palpable and ongoing witness of El Salvador...

February 1, 2011

 

Dear President Obama   As faith organizations committed to welcoming the strangers in our midst and to bringing those on the margins into the full inclusion of our communities, we are alarmed and dismayed by the recent ICE raids in Washington and Michigan. These massive raids tear...

January 27, 2011

The brutal murder of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato has left much of the world in shock and caused outrage among Episcopalians who have repeatedly called for the church and society to step up the campaign to combat homophobia throughout the world.

The Rev. Cynthia Black, interim...

August 12, 2010

Earlier this summer, Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, two members of the Philippine Independent Church -- a body in full communion with the Episcopal Church -- were murdered in the wake of their activism on behalf of human- and labor rights. These killings follow the high-profile...

July 15, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2010 CONTACT: Steve Ralls (202) 347-7007 / sralls@immigrationequality.org

LGBT, IMMIGRATION, CIVIL RIGHTS AND FAITH GROUPS PRAISE CONGRESS FOR UNITED EFFORT TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LESBIAN & GAY BINATIONAL FAMILIES

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July 7, 2010

Church-backed campaigners on water issues say they have received a boost from a global body representing 80 million Protestants that has called on its members to support access to water as a basic human right.

"Preserving the world's water resources, and securing access to water for all...

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

Dear Member of Congress,

The Episcopal Church is committed to welcoming strangers as a matter of Christian responsibility. We urge you to bring a fair and humane immigration reform to provide a solution to a broken immigration system that separates families,...

February 7, 2010

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As community, religious, and faith-based organizations dedicated to serving and advocating on behalf of the Liberian community, we write to bring to...

February 3, 2010

Faith groups in southern Africa have condemned irresponsible mining practices by corporations they say have claimed lives, damaged the environment and impoverished communities. "Africa is poor because of its rich resources ... This blessing must not became a curse to its people," said...

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