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Interfaith Leaders Implore Trump, McConnell and Pelosi to End Shutdown

“On the issues of border security and our immigration policy, we agree with President Trump that we face a crisis of heart and soul, though we differ dramatically in our understanding of it. Differences aside, we are clear that inventing a new crisis by closing the government and adversely affecting so many innocent people does not help to address border security.”

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South Carolina Gov. Haley and other top Republican lawmakers support removing the Confederate flag

Gov Haley, pictured, is believed to support removing the Confederate flag

The man who killed nine people at Mother Emanuel Church wrote a manifesto replete with references to the Confederacy and outlining his racist hatred, rooted in white supremacist ideology, which was discovered on the internet this past weekend. Petitions and marches demanding the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse have intensified since the revelation, and top Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have said that they are […]

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Union Theological Seminary holds faith discussions with 92-percent-Christian Congress

On Tuesday, the 92-percent-Christian-identified Congress (see recent Pew study and graphic below) participated in a one-day “faith orientation” organized by Union Theological Seminary, including three closed sessions – “Faith & Politics vs. Church & State,” “How to Talk About Your Own Faith” and “How Policy and Faith Interact” – and an open-to-the-public panel including members of Congress.
Reported in the Huffington Post:

Congress members joining the event included Democrats Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, Representatives James Clyburn of South Carolina, Emanuel Cleaver […]

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