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Awakened World 2012

Our very own Fred Plumer from ProgressiveChristianity.org takes a seat among cultural leaders from 28 countries and every major world spiritual tradition at Awakened World 2012 in Rome and Florence, Italy, from October 13-21 A unique gathering …

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Awakened World 2012

A unique gathering of visionaries and activists exploring the evolution of global religion and spirituality in the 21st century… Presented by: • The International Interreligious Peace Council (IIPC) • The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) • …

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Bikes Belong launches project for protected bikeways—Green Lane Project

Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Announce Plans for Safer, Stress-Free Bicycling Bikes Belong Foundation will launch its Green Lane Project, a new project to bring protected bikeways to six U.S. cities, at a …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Otis Moss III To the Black Clergy Concerning the President’s Endorsement of Gay Marriage

The following words are from the Reverend Otis Moss, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois concerning President Obama’s recent public endorsement of Gay Marriage. The content of the letter is posted in …

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Official Statement from Occupy Wall Street

This statement was voted on and approved by the general assembly of protesters at Liberty Square: Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

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The LGCM welcomes vote in the Church of Scotland

On Monday 23 May the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland voted by a majority of 351 to 294 votes for the Kirk to move towards the acceptance of ministers in same sex relationships.  It has also welcomed the blessing of same sex relationships involving life-long commitments.

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Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement applauds ruling in Christian bed and breakfast case

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) applauds the ruling by Judge Andrew Rutherford that Christian bed and breakfast owners Peter and Hazel Bull had acted against the law by refusing to allow gay civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy to share a room at their hotel in Cornwall in 2008.

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Health Care is a Moral Imperative

Throughout the course of human history, there are times when a nation and its people must speak to moral imperatives — to speak clearly to what is faithful to our American ideals, what is compassionate toward our people and what is right for our country.  As spiritual leaders of diverse religious background and with one voice, we the undersigned appeal to our elected representatives, our President, and elected officials of the State of Indiana to provide affordable and accessible health care for all Americans.

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Industries have spent $585.7 million since 2007 on lobbying and campaign contributions

Washington, D.C. – A campaign finance watchdog’s analysis of insurance and HMO political contributions and lobbying expenses found the industries spent $126,430,438 over the first half of 2009 and $585,725,712 over the past two and a half years to influence public policy and elected officials. The group, Public Campaign Action Fund, found that in the first part of 2009, the industries were spending money at nearly a $700,000 a day clip to influence the political process and that the monthly pace of political spending this year has increased by nearly $400,000 over the average spent per month in the previous two years.

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