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Voters, Not NRA Lobbyists, Win in Washington State
Originally Posted: 11/10/2014 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

Washington voters made history by becoming the first state to expand background checks to all gun sales by popular vote. By strategically moving the fight for commonsense gun policies from gun lobby-dominated ...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Brings Rally to D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

The reality is bleak: 33 Americans are killed and 260 wounded from gun violence daily. Yesterday, as the culmination of its No More Names bus tour, which reached 25 states in 100 days, Mayors Against Illegal G ...

The Biblical Imperative to Speak Out on Sexual Violence and Keep Our Churches Safe
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

It is because Tamar is named — not hidden — that we can begin to understand that we must not replicate the actions of Amnon, Absalom, and David. We must call each other by name. As followers of the Prince of P ...

Gun Control Advocates Target Senators
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Gun control advocates are targeting key senators with advertisements and protests to change their minds on background checks. Gun control advocates are escalating their campaign t ...

On Scripture: May April Tragedies Bring May Justice
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Let the church “gather crying tears that fill a million oceans.” For we are people of the resurrection. And we confess, despite all evidence to the contrary, that death will not win. ...

Sikhs joins other religions demanding strict gun control laws in US
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2013 Sojo in the News NDTV.com ...

Where Idolatry Rages, Prophets Speak Out
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Guns are dangerous idols. ... While the idolatry rages on, prophets are beginning to speak out. Guns are dangerous idols. While mass shootings are happening at an alarming rate an ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Today, on the National Mall, I stood with fellow faith leaders, including clergy from Newtown, to remember lives lost at Sandy Hook elementary school and the 3,364 gun deaths that have happened since. ...