Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Press Items
Kim Lawton and Kevin Eckstrom discuss the dialogue on the federal budget going on in the faith community.
PBS' Religion and Ethics Newsweekly covers the "What Would Jesus Cut?" campaign.
An interview with Rev. Jim Wallis regarding Sojourners "What Would Jesus Cut?" campaign.
On December 14, a group of religious leaders held a prayer summit and “Jericho March” on Capitol Hill to urge senators to vote in favor of a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country by their parents and who go on to post-secondary education or military service. Watch excerpts from remarks by Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and interviews with Rev. Minerva Carcano, bishop of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church; Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; and Rev. Russell Meyer, a Lutheran pastor in Tampa and executive director of the Florida Council of Churches.
Footage of DREAM Act prayer summit and "Jericho March" featuring Sojourners staff, including Rev. Wallis.
On March 21, tens of thousands of people marched on the National Mall for “humane immigration reform that keeps families together.” Watch some of the religious leaders who participated in an interfaith prayer service before the march, including Rev. Jennifer Kottler, director of policy and advocacy at Sojourners in Washington, DC...
Rev. Jennifer Kottler interviewed as tens of thousands marched for comprehensive immigration reform on the National Mall.
In February 2009, President Obama appointed 25 prominent religious and community leaders to spend one year advising him on policy issues including global and domestic poverty, climate change, the promotion of responsible fatherhood, and interfaith cooperation. The panel also studied partnerships between the government and faith-based social service organizations. On March 9, the advisory council presented its final report, including more than 60 policy recommendations, to the president and senior administration officials. Watch several council members discuss their work, including Melissa Rogers, Wake Forest University Divinity School; Jim Wallis, Sojourners; Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Peg Chemberlin, National Council of Churches; and Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core.
On March 9, Obama's Faith Council presented its final report, including more than 60 policy recommendations, to the president and senior administration officials.
Extended interview footage of Rev. Wallis' conversation with Bob Abernathy.