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Arizona Christians press for more rent and eviction relief

“As Christian leaders, we believe all people have a right to the most basic needs of human life: food, water, and shelter. It is in your power to ensure that the most economically vulnerable Arizonans do not end up as secondary victims to the COVID-19 pandemic.” – Arizona church leaders appeal to the State’s Department of Housing Director.

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Faith Reels: ‘All the Way’ … what kind of Christian are you?

by Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster

 

HBO is airing a truly important film. ‘All the Way’ is a play by Robert Schenkkan adapted for film. It tells the story of President Lyndon Johnson’s advocacy for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The film chronicles the effort expended by President Johnson to get the Act through Congress.

 

The two primary actors, Bryan Cranston as Johnson and Melissa Leo as Lady Bird, are both admirable actors and they bring authenticity to the […]

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The faces of homelessness today

There are three categories of people in the U.S. at risk of becoming homeless: those over 50, veterans and LGBTQ youth. Let’s take a look a closer look at these groups and the hardships they face.

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Wearing Orange for Gun Violence Awareness

“One should learn not to make off-the-cuff remarks on Facebook,” the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, told a gathering of clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. “It only seems to create more to do.”

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“The Good Death”: what does it look like? How ought we die?

“The Good Death”, out on February 16th, is the first book by writer Ann Neumann, a visiting scholar at The Center for Religion and Media at NYU, who has also been a hospice volunteer, tending to the dying as they approach the end of their lives.

Neumann’s exploration of dying has been called “a work of fierce empathy” and “profoundly compassionate”. The book has been informed by her work on a monthly column, “The Patient Body“, which investigates the intersection of religion and medicine, and also […]

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Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana working to address water quality issues in town of St. Joseph

Photos from Garrett Boyte show the decline from yellowish water to murky, muddy water

St. Joseph, Louisiana, is drawing comparisons to Flint, Michigan. Both are small towns with a predominately black population and high poverty rates; both have serious water problems that implicate both the local and state government.

St. Joseph is a picturesque little town of 1,000 along the Mississippi River, originally planned alongside a quaint New England-inspired town green; nearly half of the residents live beneath the poverty line, and the town […]

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