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Resources on Current Issues – Spring 2018

  • Migrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peopleadvocacydays.org/2018-a-world-uprooted/speakers/
    These video recordings of keynote presentations at the 2018 Ecumenical Advocacy Days (April 20-22) can be a resource for groups working on public policy advocacy.

    • Tammy Alexander (MCC-Washington office), policy presentation on U.S. domestic issues and slides (PDF).
    • Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., Panel discussion : Where do we go from here?
    • Presentations, sermons, stories: by Congressman Rev. Emmanuel Cleaver II, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Bishop Ricardo Ramierz, and others.
  • Reclaiming Jesuswww.reclaimingjesus.org
    • A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis
      (signed by Tony Campolo, Ron Sider, Richard Rohr, Jim Wallis, Walter Brueggemann, and many others)
      “We are living through perilous and polarizing times as a nation, with a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches. We believe the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith are now at stake. …”
    • The website includes the full Confession of Faith
      as well as a 5-week curriculum on Civil Discourse, and a 9-week Bible Study / Discussion Guide.
  • A.C.T. to End Racismwww.rally2endracism.org/the-launch/
    The April 4th rally on the Washington, D.C. mall, organized by the National Council of Churches on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination included speeches by prominent religious leaders, some of which are posted here.
  • “Sanctuary Everywhere” resourceswww.afsc.org/sanctuaryeverywhere
    From American Friends Service Committee: It’s about the community coming together to protect targeted communities from state violence—including immigrants, people of color, Muslims and other targeted religious groups, or LGBTQ people.
  • The Race Issue – National Geographic (April 2018) – www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/
    The entire April 2018 issue is focused on Racism in America, with many stories posted on the National Geographic website, including the story of Hazelton, PA, here.