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2014-03-22 23:04:25

Dr. Otis Moss, Jr, colleague of Dr. King, will speak at Ohio seminary's annual King celebration. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 On April 8 and 9, 2014, United Theological Seminary will host Vision to Victory, an annual celebration honoring the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. around the time of his martyrdom. This year's guest speaker is Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. theologian, pastor and civic leader. Dr. Moss will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at Grace United...

2013-02-04 12:24:24

Millions Engage in Moral Campaign on February 4 to Prevent Gun Violence WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans from a remarkably diverse array of religious backgrounds will join together on Monday, February 4 at faithscalling.org to call on Congress to act to prevent gun violence. Religious leaders and interfaith groups are mobilizing their flocks and empowering faithful Americans across the country to continue the moral drumbeat for passing sensible gun violence...

2012-06-14 10:21:36

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FaithSource is a new initiative to bring fresh voices of faith into mainstream media to counterbalance often extreme voices that claim to speak for America's religious majority. An initiative of Auburn Seminary, FaithSource connects journalists to experts and thought leaders who can speak on many issues, from various religious perspectives, about breaking news, for interviews and scheduled appearances. "We are launching FaithSource...

2011-10-25 07:32:00

Coalition Runs Full-Page Ad in The New York Times, Calls on Village Voice to Shut Down Adult Section of Its Web site Backpage.com Appeal Follows Similar Request from 51 Attorneys General NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six prominent clergy have appealed to Village Voice Media to end the sex trafficking of girls and boys made possible by its Web site, Backpage.com, in a full-page New York Times advertisement today. The advertisement featured a letter from the...

2011-07-22 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading faith-based organizations, representing millions of individuals across the country, joined together today to applaud the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report advocating coverage without co-pays of the full range of contraceptive services under a provision governing women's preventive health benefits in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The organizations include Catholics for Choice; Concerned Clergy for Choice; the National Council...

2010-06-17 09:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, two major Virginia faith denominations, the United Methodists and the United Church of Christ, together representing hundreds of thousands of Virginians, endorsed the Faith United Against Tobacco in Virginia Resolution. The resolution calls for comprehensive policies in the state to reduce smoking, particularly among children, including increasing the state tobacco tax, fully funding tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and...

2009-09-30 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), today presented Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate leaders with an RCRC statement endorsed by religious leaders representing millions of Americans, urging Congress to preserve the current standard of reproductive health care - including abortion services - in any health care reform legislation. "The voices of...

2008-11-12 18:00:09

The United Church of Christ says it's hoping to settle the matter of which church U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will attend in Washington. The church has extended him a hand-delivered invitation to worship there, the Washington publication The Hill reported Wednesday. "(The letter) invited him to consider finding a spiritual home for him and his family at one of the UCC churches in the Washington area," Sandy Sorenson, the UCC's associate for communications and media advocacy in...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, October 19, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, United Church of Christ, will celebrate the weddings of couples who have been married since June when California extended the right to marry to same-sex couples. The congregation voted unanimously in September to oppose Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages. Several couples in the congregation have been married since June 16 when...

2008-09-17 03:00:14

By Rob Johnson rob.johnson@roanoke.com 981-3234 The selection in August of the Rev. Brad Braxton, a Salem native, as the latest in a line of activist preachers at Riverside Church in New York City was made official Sunday by a vote of the congregation. A majority of the members present at the 2,900-member church approved of Braxton's choice by the church's search committee. In a printed statement from the church, Braxton said, "For generations, the Riverside Church has aspired to embody...