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It's Time to Close Guantanamo

“Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts” cries out the prophet Amos (5:15a). We should heed these words and close Guantanamo Bay prison. For more than a decade, prisoners have been detained there without being charged of a crime or tried in a court of law. Now 100 prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention, and President Obama has reiterated his desire to close the prison. Call on Congress to remove this national blemish.

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Sign the One Church, One Body Pledge

Today in America, we as Christian leaders are morally concerned about the deluge of incidents this year that have revealed how the factors of race have yet to be resolved or, as we would say, reconciled.

Painful incidents like the killings of Trayvon Martin and Jonathan Ferrell, as well as this year’s Supreme Court decision that removed a key provision of the Voting Rights Act reveal the racial divides at the heart of our nation. It is time for the multiracial body of Christ to be clear that we are in this together. These issues are all of our issues. We are one church. We are one body.

Sign the One Church | One Body Pledge today!

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Don't let domestic abusers buy guns!

Each month, nearly 50 women in the U.S. are shot to death by a partner or former partner. If we don’t close a loophole that allows people to buy guns without a background check, we’ll continue to give domestic abusers easy access to handguns.

With your help, we can close the loophole that lets domestic abusers buy guns with no questions asked. Click here to join us!

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Stand Behind President Obama's Immigration Relief

President Obama has announced his plans to reform pieces of our broken immigration system. These efforts are a source of hope to millions of our immigrant brothers and sisters, who now can live and work without fear of being detained simply because of who they are. Unfortunately, the attacks on the president are already starting.

Let's stand with the president as he helps our society "welcome the stranger."

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Christians, let's tell our communities: Black Lives Matter!

In recent weeks, we've seen firsthand that our justice system treats some people like they don't matter. Grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island both decided that the deaths of unarmed black men were not worth further investigation by declining to call for a trial of the police officers who killed them.

This isn't just a problem in Ferguson, not just something that happens in New York. We hear over and over again that our society is treating our black sisters and brothers as though their lives don't matter.

A letter in your local paper calling for justice is a powerful way to reach your friends, neighbors, and community with the message that ALL people are made in the image of God.

Click here and we'll help you write one!

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Help Create a Matthew 25 Congress!

What kind of Congress do we need? We need a Matthew 25 Congress!

Jesus’ famous words call on us to care for immigrants, the poor, those in prison, and those who are marginalized in every area of society – the “least of these.”

When the new Congress begins this year, we want them to be a Matthew 25 Congress – don’t you?

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Shame on the House for Attacking Immigrants

On Wednesday, January 14,  the House of Representatives voted to end policies that would protect millions of immigrants from deportation. This politically-driven attack undercuts the progress President Obama has made on immigration. This is a breaking story, so now is the time to act. Let’s tell our representatives that attacking immigrants to make a political point is WRONG.

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