Faith leaders in 50 cities observe day of ‘mourning and lament’ for victims of COVID-19

Interfaith clergy as well as civic leaders in at least 50 cities nationwide declared Monday the National Day of Mourning and Lament for the over 100,000 people who have died in the United States from coronavirus. They also took the time to grieve the deaths of the recent victims of racial injustice. “Today, prayers of …

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A National Day Of Mourning Honoring COVID-19 Victims Holds New Meaning

And finally today, amid the grief and anger that’s engulfed the nation over the past week, there’s also the reality that we’re still in the middle of a global health crisis – the coronavirus, COVID-19. Just days ago, we saw the death toll from COVID-19 surpass 100,000 in the U.S. alone. To mourn that immense …

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Trump’s Push To Open Churches Contradicts Jesus’ Teaching To Love Neighbors, Clergy Say

… Rev. Jim Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, called on people of faith to stay at home “until it is healthy and safe to gather again.” Like Barber, Wallis said that this was a way to live out Jesus’ teaching to love your neighbor. “We all want to go back to our …

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Christian leaders seek $4B for secure voting during pandemic

A multi-denominational coalition of Christian leaders is calling on Congress to allocate upwards of $4 billion in its next coronavirus economic recovery measure to help Americans safely cast their votes in November. In a letter to lawmakers spearheaded by the Christian social justice group Sojourners, the faith leaders describe voting as “a sacred right and …

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7 Ways COVID Has Exacerbated Disparities and What You Can Do

… Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, has recommended that Congress extend Medicaid funding for testing and treatment to undocumented people, provide cash assistance under the CARES Act to undocumented people and their U.S. citizen families, and ensure assistance received during the pandemic cannot be used against people in future determinations of eligibility for public benefits. …

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From Vietnam to the coronavirus pandemic, lies still kill

Monday, May 4, was the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. Thirteen students were shot and four killed by the Ohio National Guard during a Vietnam War protest after the invasion of Cambodia. On that day, I was a student up the road at Michigan State University, helping lead Vietnam protests there. It all …

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