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September 25, 2013
Media pundits fail to understand that such canon laws and their enforcement spring from love—not of power, but of the people involved in this particular case.
August 6, 2013
In March of 2010, a deal was struck with House Democrats that allowed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as many have taken to calling it, to pass. In the moments before its passage, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor to thank supporters of the push for health care reform. As the IRD noted at the time, Pelosi specifically thanked the United Methodist Church (UMC): “Our coalition ranges from the AARP…to the American Medical Association, the Catholic Health Association… the United Methodist Church, and Voices of America’s Children.”
December 14, 2012
Bishops from five Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Synods and five Episcopal Church Dioceses are gathered in Washington this week. Urging law makers to retain international development assistance focused on alleviating poverty, the…
March 25, 2010
The following article originally appeared on the FrontPage Magazine website, and is reproduced with permission. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was careful to thank the religious left for its ardent support of Obamacare before the…
November 20, 2009
The following originally appeared as an IRD Weekly E-Newsletter. If you would like to receive future mailings, register as an IRD User today. Find additional newsletters in the IRD E-Newsletter Archive. Often our Mainline Church lobbies in Washington, D.C. deny they endorse…
September 27, 2007
The Geneva-based World Council of Churches, as part of its “Decade to Overcome Violence (DTOV),” sent a delegation of “Living Letters” to Washington, D.C to confer about American “violence.” They met with U.S. church…