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  • Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting
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    Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting

    Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” the impending budget cuts and tax increases at…

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  • Role of Religion in 2012 Elections
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    Role of Religion in 2012 Elections

    Richard Land and Jim Wallis talked about the role of religion in the 2012 elections, American politics, and civic discourse. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

    608 views
  • Challenges of Poverty
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    Challenges of Poverty

    Activists and analysts participated in a panel discussion on new policies and programs for combating poverty amidst a deepening recession. Among the topics they addressed were the need for bipartisanship,…

    240 views
  • Market Capitalism
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    Market Capitalism

    Political and corporate leaders discussed values in market capitalism. The group included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israeli President Shimon Peres. Topics included what…

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  • Inaugural Prayer Service
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    Inaugural Prayer Service

    President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden attended the National Prayer Service in the National Cathedral. Spiritual leaders representing various religious traditions…

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  • Politics in a PostReligious America
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    Politics in a Post-Religious America

    Jim Wallis, the founder and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine, talked about his book The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America, published by HarperOne. A…

    113 views
  • Values Voter Summit Morning Session
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    Values Voter Summit, Morning Session

    During the morning portion of the first day of a three-day Values Voters Summit, several Republican presidential candidates and others spoke about policy issues, social policy, and the role…

    80 views
  • Rules for a Global Neighborhood in a Multicultural World
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    Rules for a Global Neighborhood in a Multicultural World

    Panelists discussed the growing disconnect between the West and Islam that poses serious challenges to global order. Topics included the conflict between Sunnis and Shi’a Muslims in Iraq,…

    66 views
  • Democratic Radio Address
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    Democratic Radio Address

    Jim Wallis delivered the weekly Democratic radio address. He said he was invited as a nonpartisan religious leader to deliver the radio speech to try to unite Americans. He talked about…

    18 views
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    God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

    Jim Wallis was interviewed at The Hill's 4th Annual Political Book Fair about his book, God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, published by…

    59 views
  • Progressive Politics
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    Progressive Politics

    During the closing plenary, the speakers addressed the convention on progressive issues, including labor unions, wages, prison ministry, the Senate filibuster controversy, civil rights, support of the…

    54 views
  • After Words with Jim Wallis
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    After Words with Jim Wallis

    Jim Wallis talked about his book God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, published by HarperSanFrancisco. Mr. Wallis argued that Democratic Party needed to challenge…

    104 views
  • Role of Religion in Politics
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    Role of Religion in Politics

    Mr. Wallis talked about the role of religion in politics. Democratic senators recently invited Mr. Wallis -- a left-leaning evangelical and a Democrat -- to talk with them about religion…

    24 views
  • Opposition to War in Iraq
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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Representatives from several organizations announced a coalition of groups to oppose any potential war in Iraq. Following the announcement they answered questions from reporters.

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  • emSacred Places Civic Purposesem
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    Sacred Places, Civic Purposes

    Mr. Dionne moderated a discussion on the role of faith-based institutions in America. Recently, Mr. Dionne co-edited a book on the topic titled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes, published by…

    52 views
  • Rally Against Poverty
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    Rally Against Poverty

    Participants talked about proposals for Welfare reform and called on legislators to do more to expand access to education, increase training opportunities, support poorer families, and…

    37 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    The guests debated the U.S. air strikes on Afghanistan. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

    18 views
  • FaithBased and Community Initiatives
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    Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

    Participants talked about President Bush’s plans to establish an office for faith-based and community service initiatives. They talked about the benefits of the office and how they…

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  • FaithBased Service Programs
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    Faith-Based Service Programs

    Mr. Wallis talked about the formation of President Bush’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Religion and Politics
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    Religion and Politics

    The panelists examined the issue of politics and religion, including the use of religious language by the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates and First Amendment…

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