(RNS) “I think standing outside the White House will make a difference,” said Sister Eileen Campbell of the Sisters of Mercy, joining others in an act of civil disobedience to protest deportations and seek relief for 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country.
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(RNS) At a teleconference Thursday (July 10), faith leaders asked Congress for emergency funds to help children who have entered the United States without lawful immigration papers and without a parent or guardian.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A three-foot sapling grown from the same Amsterdam tree graces the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a symbol, lawmakers said, of the young girl’s abiding faith in humanity.
(RNS) More than half of lawmakers received F’s on church-state issues in a report card issued by the Secular Coalition of America.
(RNS) Rep. Frank Wolf, one of the loudest and most persistent voices in Congress for the right of people around the globe to practice their religions freely, will not seek an 18th term.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The “Fast for Families” enters a new phase as the original group of fasters begin to recover from the physical ordeal and a larger group — many of them political and pastoral celebrities — take up the cause.
Many at the event told stories of having themselves immigrated or having friends endure the pains of familial separation due to the immigration system.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Though shootings at churches and other houses of worship remain relatively rare, they can make inviting targets for gunmen — particularly disturbed individuals — who are looking for a highly visible target to settle a grudge or make a political statement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard on the National Mall on Thursday as they exhorted Congress to strengthen gun control.