AME Church Hold “Liberty and Justice for All” Press Conference Tomorrow

The National African Methodist Episcopal Church to Hold “Liberty and Justice for All” Press Conference Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 10 AM ET

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, clergymen representing the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. ET at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Speakers will present ideas and plans to call upon the nation’s elected political leadership, citizens, and people of good will across the nation to confront and take action to end racism. Action items will address existing needs such as criminal justice reform, education, economic justice, gun reform and voting rights.

Featured speakers include:
Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, Chair Social Action Commission AME, New Jersey
Dr. Staccato Powell, AME Zion Church, North Carolina
Bishop Lawrence Reddick, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Illinois
Mr. Jim Winkler, National Council of Churches
Bishop George Battle, AME Zion Church, Arkansas

Following numerous acts of violence plaguing the black community, including the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina where nine congregants were murdered, the AME Church has decided to take the opportunity to impact our nation, to motivate the United States to confront and address the issues which have led to such violence.

WHAT: “Liberty and Justice for All” Press Conference
WHEN: 10 AM ET Wednesday, September 2, 2015
WHERE: The National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC

SOURCE African Methodist Episcopal Church

In Argentina, WCC general secretary affirms call for pilgrimage of justice and peace

27 August 2015 “Join the pilgrimage of justice and peace! Stand up for the creation that is threatened, for justice and peace, so that people may gain hope so that life will flourish.” This was a message from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, … [Continue reading]

Iraqi archbishop: Plight of fleeing Christians has challenged his faith

By Sean Gallagher Catholic News Service 8.26.2015 2:03 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, placed his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged and changed in the crisis he … [Continue reading]

Bishops Support Minimum Wage Hike

Article appeared in America Magazine August 17-24, 2015 Issue U.S. Catholic leaders have called on Congress to ensure that the federal minimum wage is raised to “improve the financial security of millions of American families.” In a letter, … [Continue reading]

Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role

ri church

The New York Times By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the darkest chapters of Rhode Island history involved the state’s pre-eminence in the slave trade, beginning in the 1700s. More than half of the slaving voyages from the United … [Continue reading]