The general secretary of the Church of the Brethren general board, Stanley J. Noffsinger, is among the first US Anabaptist leaders to respond to President Bush's recent speech about the Iraq conflict ‚Ä' with a call to make peace rather than war.
Let Justice Roll, a nonpartisan coalition of ninety faith and community organizations in the USA, has sent a 'living wage' letter to members of the newly constituted Congress - signed by more than 1,000 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders from across the country.
The National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) and 20 faith organizations have joined forces as part of 100 national civil rights, education, and disability advocacy groups calling for major changes in the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) law - which enacts the theories of ‚Äòstandards-based education reform', based on the belief that high expectations and setting of goals will result in success for all students.
‚ÄúWe seem to be at a curious juncture in America in the area of race‚Äù, says a United Methodist Church bishop who makes it a practice to write a letter in honour of Martin Luther King Jr each year, drawing attention to ways in which his vision has been fulfilled or frustrated during the previous 12 months.
The Bible and the Qur'an will share the spotlight with the usual menu of political debate and rancour when the US Congress reconvenes tomorrow (4 January 2007)- writes Chris Herlinger for Ecumenicl News International.
A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department today to support positive American engagement in achieving a bipartisan peace agreement in the Middle East.