Violence & Hate

Violence & Hate

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November 20, 2009

A cleric who has in the past spoken out against injustices emanating from violence that ravages people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo due to regional inter-ethnic violence has said he is now afraid to talk about it. The Congolese bishop, who wished not be named, said a Rwandan...

October 29, 2009

President Barack Obama signed hate crime legislation -- that for the first time includes gender and sexual orientation provisions -- into law Oct. 28 during a ceremony at the White House attended by Diocese of Wyoming Bishop Bruce Caldwell.

"To all the activists, all the organizers, all...

June 3, 2009

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) issued an alert in May urging Episcopalians to send letters to their U.S. Senate representatives in support of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a bill which would reform existing hate crimes law.

"It's critical to get support...

April 30, 2009

With the active Kilauea volcano spewing steam nearby, the Anglican Indigenous Network (AIN) met April 24-26 on the island of Hawaii and called upon Anglican Communion member churches "to recognize and honor the wisdom of the elders by ensuring they are an integral part of all official climate...

April 8, 2009

Dear Representative,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act—H.R. 1913 (LLEHCPA). In the 110th Congress, the House approved similar legislation on May 3,...

March 6, 2009

A survey by Public Religion Research released March 6 shows that mainline Protestant clergy are much more likely to identify themselves as liberal and Democrat than conservative or Republican.

The "Clergy Voices" survey showed that clergy of The Episcopal Church, which it included in its...

March 4, 2009

Anglican church leaders from the Sudan, Uganda and the north eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have sent a petition to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appealing for his government's assistance in ending the brutal attacks by the so-called Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)....

February 9, 2009

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our support and...

February 4, 2009

Calling on the Anglican Communion "not to abandon the people of Sudan in this time of danger and uncertainty," Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul appealed to his fellow primates February 4 saying that the Church in Sudan needs "urgent support for the work of relief, rehabilitation and resettlement."...

February 4, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama President The United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington , D.C. 20016 Dear Mr. President: As religious leaders, we express our deepest appreciation for your complete, unswerving, and immediate action to end U.S.-sponsored torture. During...

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