Religious Left Lobbies Congress on Gun Control, Pacifism

by (@HashtagGriswold) March 28, 2014

There’s a scene in Miss Congeniality, the 2000 romantic comedy about an undercover FBI agent pretending to be beauty pageant contestant, where the contestants are asked the most important thing our society needs. One by one, the ditzy supermodels come up to the microphone and say the same thing, “World peace!” But when the FBI agent […]

NAE Continues Push for Arms Trade Treaty

by (@HashtagGriswold) November 15, 2013

In a Senate panel last weekend and in its public statements, the National Association of Evangelicals continues to push for US ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty, a treaty strongly opposed by every Second Amendments rights organization.

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 30, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Immigration reform legislation will pass Congress by the August recess, predicted Sojourners CEO and President Jim Wallis in an April 28 interview. Wallis sat down with Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall to discuss immigration, gun control, the direction of young evangelical Christians and Wallis’ new book “On God’s Side.” Part […]

Katharine Jefferts Schori’s Cosmic Earth Day

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 25, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Salvation is a cosmic act about all creation “not simply a few human beings,” according to the Episcopal Church’s top bishop. Speaking April 21 at the Washington National Cathedral, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gave an Earth Day sermon on becoming “effective shepherds and pasture tenders for the whole creation” but […]

“Ending” Gun Violence and the Limits of Politics

by (@markdtooley) April 22, 2013

By Mark Tooley @markdtooley An official with United Methodism’s Capitol Hill lobby office has pronounced he was “devastated” by last week’s defeat of gun control measures in the U.S. Senate. He angrily declared: “Shame on the Senate for not acting to end gun violence.” “END” gun violence? Would any of the proposals for expanding background […]

Faith Leaders Take the Easy Road on Gun Control

by (@lukemoon1) March 29, 2013

By Luke Moon (twitter @lukemoon1) In 1992, I was serving as a missionary in Peru when I got word that my best friend, Shane, had killed himself.  Friends told me he had been acting strange and reckless that day.  While riding in a friend’s car to a party, Shane took out the gun he used […]

Presbyterians Exploiting Lent for Gun Control

by (@TheIRD) February 26, 2013

By Jeff Gissing (@jeffgissing) One of the chief points of differentiation between theological ethics in the evangelical tradition and in the mainline tradition is the locus of authority. For evangelicals the chief—even the exclusive—source of authority is sola Scriptura (Scripture alone). Despite authoring numerous confessions and catechisms, all viewed as penultimate, Scripture remains the centerpiece […]

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Testifies for Gun Restrictions

by (@JeffreyHWalton) February 12, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Today marks Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Ash Wednesday when Anglicans, Lutherans and Catholics traditionally emptied their cupboards of eggs, milk and sugar before the ritual fasting of Lent. But while Episcopalians will be serving pancakes, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is serving up written testimony to a U.S. […]

Liberal Catholics Declare Gun Control Pro-Life

by (@TheIRD) February 5, 2013

Kieran Raval February 5, 2013 Has the push for stricter gun control legislation superceded efforts to protect the unborn? (Photo credit: WordPress)   On 23 January 2012, one day after the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and on the cusp the March for Life, over 60 prominent Catholic priests, religious, scholars, and activists called on pro-life […]

Liberal Catholics Declare Gun Control Pro Life

by (@TheIRD) February 5, 2013

By Kieran Raval On 23 January 2012, one day after the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and on the cusp the March for Life, over 60 prominent Catholic priests, religious, scholars, and activists called on pro-life citizens and lawmakers “to show greater moral leadership and political courage when it comes to confronting threats to […]