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Episcopalians respond to presidential gun measures

“There are other rights that we care about, as well, and we have to be able to balance them. Because our right to worship freely and safely — that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, S.C.; and that was denied Jews in Kansas City; and that was denied Muslims in Chapel Hill, and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights, too.”

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Trinity Wall Street, Walmart, and the gun debate

Trinity Wall Street is heading to court over its shareholder proposal to require Walmart to examine more closely its decisions about gun sales.

The Atlantic and Forbes are both reporting on the church’s shareholder proposal first submitted to Walmart in December 2013 for inclusion in its 2014 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The proposed resolution follows:

Stockholders request that the Board amend the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee charter (or add an equivalent provision to another Board committee charter) as follows:
”27. Providing oversight concerning […]

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Bishop of Vermont releases statement on gun control

The Rt. Reverend Thomas Ely, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, has written a statement in support of a gun control bill to be decided by the Vermont legislature:

I am writing today to express my support for S.31, the bill currently before the Vermont legislature, that would require criminal background checks on unlicensed sales of firearms, prohibit violent felons from possessing guns, and require timely submission of relevant court records to the National Instant Background Check System when a […]

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