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Here’s a Way to Control Guns

For more than a year, we and fellow religious leaders across the nation have worked to persuade President Obama to use what we believe is the most powerful tool government […]

Source: The New York Times
FAITHSOURCE: Otis Moss III
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Riff, the Beloved Community

“Corporate leaders, Wall Street financiers, real estate developers and insurance executives are already in conversation. We need to improvise with the religious traditions in our faith communities to create the […]

Source: The New York Times
FAITHSOURCE: Peter Heltzel
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How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights

The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.

Source: The Atlantic
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Groves
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The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America’s Churches

"After the 2004 elections, the story was that we were losing to the value voters," said Sharon Groves, director of the religion and faith program of the Human Rights Campaign […]

Source: The Atlantic
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Groves
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Back to Selma, Still Fighting for Civil Rights

Last week, on the 50th anniversary of the march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, the nation’s religious and political leaders descended on the town to reenact and remember that […]

Source: State of Belief Radio
FAITHSOURCE: Jacqueline Lewis
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Rabbi Stephanie Kolin finds her strength in superheroes, from Moses to the X-Men

"On a brisk December evening, Rabbi Stephanie Kolin stepped up to a microphone to address some 50 immigrants and advocates from a cross-section of civil rights organizations, including Advancing Justice-Asian […]

Source: Jewish Journal
FAITHSOURCE: Stephanie Kolin
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The relationship of the Muslim communities in France

The relationship of the Muslim communities in France
Source: MSNBC/Melissa Harris-Perry
FAITHSOURCE: Linda Sarsour
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For New York police commissioner, a delicate balancing act in a tense city

Linda Sarsour discusses her efforts with Bill Bratton on improving relations between police and Muslims.

Source: The Washington Post
FAITHSOURCE: Linda Sarsour
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The Tavis Smiley Show – Decline of Black-Owned Ad Agencies; Nathan East

John Hope Bryant, Sister Simone Campbell, Irvin Schorsch III, Anthony McGill, Panel Discussion: Decline of Black-Owned Ad Agencies; Nathan East.

Source: WNYC Radio
FAITHSOURCE: Simone Campbell
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Female rabbis at forefront of pioneering prayer communities

A decade ago in Los Angeles, two organizations opened their doors with a call to prayer — or they would have if they had any doors to open.

Source: JTA
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Brous
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My Top 10 Moments of 2014

Today, families are gathering together around great bonfires in Northern India and around the world to celebrate Lohri, the harvest festival of Punjab.

Source: ValarieKaur.com
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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First-Ever Sikh Float in Rose Parade

It was an incredible experience to watch the first-ever Sikh float at the Rose Parade. It celebrated the story of Sikhs in America, starting with pioneers like my grandfather who […]

Source: ValarieKaur.com
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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New Yorkers Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigils For Slain Police Officers

Leaders from Union, Auburn and New York Theological Seminaries, The Riverside Church, The Collegiate Churches of New York, Judson Memorial Church and other local organizations came together for a "pray-in" […]

Source: The Huffington Post
FAITHSOURCE: Peter Heltzel
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Jesus Can’t Breathe: a Spiritual Problem That Begs a Spiritual Response

My friend, Peter Heltzel, and a cohort of some 75 faith leaders in New York have called the lack of Police accountability in New York and elsewhere “a spiritual problem.” […]

Source: Patheos
FAITHSOURCE: Peter Heltzel
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Michael Brown’s death and the prophetic fire

"Yet Fox and CNN missed the real story and the real fire in Ferguson. The true fire is burning in the hearts of a movement that has emerged in the […]

Source: NY Daily News
FAITHSOURCE: Peter Heltzel
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Sharon Goves’ Huffington Post blog

Sharon Groves is a faith organizer working to empower people of faith invested in creating a better world. She is currently working with a number of groups such as Faith […]

Source: The Huffington Post
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Groves
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Evangelical Church Grapples With Growth of Gay Rights

Evangelical Church Grapples With Growth of Gay Rights

Source: The Wall Street Journal
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Groves
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The Rev. Dr Jacqui Lewis on Melissa Harris-Perry

The Rev. Dr Jacqui Lewis on Melissa Harris-Perry
Source: MSNBC/Melissa Harris-Perry
FAITHSOURCE: Jacqueline Lewis
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Anti-police violence movement draws youth

Anti-police violence movement draws youth
Source: Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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100 Faith Leaders Say No Exemption On LGBT Equality

100 Faith Leaders Say No Exemption On LGBT Equality

Source: Auburn Seminary
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Contraception, Hobby Lobby and Abortion from Brian McLaren

Contraception, Hobby Lobby and Abortion from Brian McLaren

Source: Brian McLaren
FAITHSOURCE: Brian McLaren
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Embarrassing To Be A Christian Say Bishop Gene Robinson

Bishop Gene Robinson ways in on SCOTUS and Hobby Lobby.

Source: USA Today
FAITHSOURCE: Gene Robinson
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#YesAllWomen Should Have the Church On Their Side By Bishop Gene Robinson

Far too often, religious doctrine amounts to misogyny in theological drag—and the church needs to change that.

Source: The Daily Beast
FAITHSOURCE: Gene Robinson
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Valarie Kaur – The First-Ever Sikh Prayer at the Pentagon

Valarie Kaur's remarks regarding the first-ever Sikh Prayer at the Pentagon

Source: Huffington Post
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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Dr. Otis Moss III Giving You The Gospel

Dr. Otis Moss III delivers love and justice through the gospel

Source: Jet Magazine
FAITHSOURCE: Otis Moss III
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The Fast That We Desire

The Fast That We Desire
Source: State of Belief Radio
FAITHSOURCE: Minerva Carcaño
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Dr. Moss Listed as One of Most Influential Chicagoans

The Rev. Dr. Moss is listed as one of the most influential Chicagoans in Chicago Magazine.

Source: Chicago Magazine
FAITHSOURCE: Otis Moss III
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Black clergy seek to bridge ‘green’ gap

African-American churches are being encouraged to be advocates for conservation and environmental policy.

Source: Religion News Service
FAITHSOURCE: Otis Moss III
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Faith leaders oppose gay discrimination laws

Baptist and evangelical leaders, including author Brian McLaren, pen an open letter opposing laws to permit businesses to discriminate against homosexuals like the one vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer […]

Source: ABP News
FAITHSOURCE: Brian McLaren
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Catholic activists want Pope Francis to match words with actions

Sister Simone Campbell and other left-leaning religious leaders welcome new papal rhetoric but wonder about substance.

Source: Al Jazeera America
FAITHSOURCE: Simone Campbell
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Principled Leadership on President’s Day

Bishop Carcaño was arrested with others at the White House on President's Day to protest the lack of leadership President Obama has shown in fixing the broken immigration system.

Source: HuffPost Religion
FAITHSOURCE: Minerva Carcaño
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Op-Ed: Let’s bet on peace

Despite the many legitimate reasons to be skeptical of this latest round of peace talks, Rabbi Sharon Brous writes that this is a rare moment — a precious opportunity for […]

Source: JTA
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Brous
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Immigrant Families Should Not Pay the Price

Sister Simone Campbell rails against Sen. Kelly Ayotte's (R-NH) recently proposed variations of a plan to strip away the refundable Child Tax Credit that goes to millions of children of […]

Source: Roll Call
FAITHSOURCE: Simone Campbell
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Gun to be beaten into a garden tool at Manhattan church

Manhattan’s Middle Collegiate Church has invited Mike Martin, of RAWtools, to turn a gun into a garden tool during a worship service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Source: NY Daily News
FAITHSOURCE: Jacqueline Lewis
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Thinking King * Oscar faith * Atheist debate: Friday’s Religion News Roundup

Oscar nominees for “Best Picture” raise challenges about faith, religion and spirituality. This weekend’s Martin Luther King day events draw on Bible’s messages of peace and reconciliation.

Source: Religion News Service
FAITHSOURCE: Jacqueline Lewis
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Methodist Bishop Offers Pastor Job In Split Over Gays

A pastor who was stripped of his clerical credentials by the United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania because of his support for same-sex marriage is weighing an offer by a bishop […]

Source: New York Times
FAITHSOURCE: Minerva Carcaño
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Hopes for Religion in 2014 Include Tolerance, More Women, Less Politics

This could be the year that conservatives and gays make peace, women claim a bigger role, and churches set aside politics and concentrate on the business of faith. Bishop Gene […]

Source: The Daily Beast
FAITHSOURCE: Gene Robinson
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Reform Judaism tries for a ‘reboot’ in face of daunting challenges

Though Reform is the largest denomination in American Jewish life, there is concern the movement is headed for a diminished future. In the midst of these challenges, leaders like Rabbi […]

Source: JTA
FAITHSOURCE: Sharon Brous
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Persecuted Christians? The Experiences of Christians at Home and Abroad

Brian McLaren joins Rev. Welton Gaddy on State of Belief to discuss the divergent trend of growing claims of religious liberty being under attack in America, and American Christians remaining […]

Source: State of Belief Radio
FAITHSOURCE: Brian McLaren
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Movement for Justice: Changing the Story

After the historic repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Rev. Jacqueline Lewis writes how the ways time and personal stories change our understanding and change history.

Source: Patheos
FAITHSOURCE: Jacqueline Lewis
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Legacy Under Attack: Voting Rights, Fair Housing

Legacy Under Attack: Voting Rights, Fair Housing
Source: Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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Law & Order & Race

Law & Order & Race
Source: Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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Immigration Laws Should Reflect Our Values, Not Politics Or Fears

Sr. Simone Campbell lays out compelling and faithful arguments for quick action to reform America's immigration system.

Source: HuffPost Religion
FAITHSOURCE: Simone Campbell
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The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

Sister Simone Campbell sheds light on ways that the government shutdown is hurting the needy.

Source: On Faith: Washington Post
FAITHSOURCE: Simone Campbell
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We need to support anti-poverty measures that work

Sister Simone Campbell paints a detailed portrait of what poverty in America looks like today and makes the case for anti-poverty measures that work.

Source: Reuters
FAITHSOURCE: Simone Campbell
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One year after Oak Creek, why the FBI tracking hate crimes is a victory

One year after a gunman murdered six people and wounded many more at a Sikh house of worship in Oak Creek, WI, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice […]

Source: Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC.com
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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Oak Creek One Year Later, Part I

Oak Creek One Year Later, Part I
Source: State of Belief Radio
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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Sikhs One Year Later

Sikhs One Year Later
Source: PBS “Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly”
FAITHSOURCE: Valarie Kaur
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Immigration: It’s About Families

As the security of the U.S.-Mexico border has become the focus of comprehensive immigration reform, Bishop Minerva Carcaño writes how immigrants have been forgotten in the political process.

Source: HuffPost Religion
FAITHSOURCE: Minerva Carcaño
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Merging the Blues with the Gospel: Trayvon Martin and Building a More United America

The Rev. Otis Moss III speaks about how to build a more united America after the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Source: Center for American Progress
FAITHSOURCE: Otis Moss III
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Op-ed: Time To Update Our Flag

After the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, Bishop Gene Robinson says the LGBT Pride flag is clearly missing two crucial colors.

Source: The Advocate
FAITHSOURCE: Gene Robinson
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