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March 6, 2009

A survey by Public Religion Research released March 6 shows that mainline Protestant clergy are much more likely to identify themselves as liberal and Democrat than conservative or Republican.

The "Clergy Voices" survey showed that clergy of The Episcopal Church, which it included in its...

March 4, 2009

Anglican church leaders from the Sudan, Uganda and the north eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have sent a petition to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appealing for his government's assistance in ending the brutal attacks by the so-called Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)....

February 23, 2009

Beginning with his transition team in the days after Barack Obama's election November 4, and continuing now with his administration, members of the 44th U.S. president's administration have been routinely inviting representatives of faith communities to offer policy advice.

Presiding...

February 23, 2009

Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528

Dear Secretary Napolitano:

We write to thank you for your recent directive requesting information from components within the Department of Homeland...

February 10, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President: In early December, as half of the world’s governments signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo, a spokeswoman for your Transition Team...

February 9, 2009

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our support and...

February 4, 2009

During his campaign, President Obama spoke of the need to stop the so-called "Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)," a Uganda-based rebel group that has been active in South Sudan and other parts of the region for more than two decades Over the past six weeks, the people of South Sudan, already living...

February 4, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama President The United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington , D.C. 20016 Dear Mr. President: As religious leaders, we express our deepest appreciation for your complete, unswerving, and immediate action to end U.S.-sponsored torture....

January 13, 2009

Episcopal Life Weekly bulletin inserts for January 18 mark the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day both in the Episcopal Church--in which King's feast day on the Calendar of Commemorations is April 4--and in the United States, which celebrates the civil rights leader's life and legacy on...

January 12, 2009

A broad coalition of religious leaders, including Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, has written to President-elect Barack Obama asking him "to restore our nation's moral standing in the world by rejecting the practice of torture."

Backed by the National...

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