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Community Building

Religions have the power to bring a passion for social justice to politics

Liberal secularists who have so far overlooked Obama's belief should brace themselves for an even greater challenge.

At first I thought it just plain daft; why waste £150,000 putting a slogan on hundreds of London buses: "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." It managed to combine so many dotty assumptions - belief in God as a source of worry or as a denial of enjoyment - that I couldn't see who it was supposed to convince. Besides, how can "probably" change someone's mind?

Thousands of church members meet near Dumfries

The first gathering of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, drew 2,014 people from 40 congregations from Prince William, Arlington and Fairfax counties and the city of Alexandria.

Leaders from the congregations that represent 120,000 people met at First Mount Zion Baptist Church near Dumfries on Sunday afternoon and pledged $228,950 to the organization’s mission of providing more affordable housing, strengthening education for people who want to learn English and providing affordable dental care...

Leaders urge Quinn to re-imagine Illinois at North Shore synagogue

A group of Chicago-area religious and civic leaders met with Gov. Pat Quinn at a North Shore synagogue aiming to send him back to Springfield with a mission: clean up Illinois politics.

“We need to take stock of the immense challenges facing the state,” Ibrahim Mohamed said as he explained the purpose of the meeting. “Cronyism and corruption seem to touch all parts of the state...”

An Advocate Lends a Hand as Social Justice Goals Unify Faiths

CHICAGO

Lina Jamoul stood amid the London multitudes that day in February 2003, and in the masses of antiwar marchers in Hyde Park she imagined she saw her political future. There were Socialists and fashion models, dentists and nuns, the sort of coalition that an idealistic graduate student like Ms. Jamoul could envision not only stopping the impending invasion of Iraq, but also making social change at home.

Interfaith group Community Building to combat Greater Cleveland's social ills

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — About 350 people of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths gathered at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Tuesday in a call to battle the social ills of Cleveland and its suburbs.

Rabbi Richard Block of Temple-Tifereth Israel in Cleveland and Beachwood said that during his 10 years here he has never seen such a large organizing effort by an interfaith group.

"I'll call this promising," he said. "This is a diverse, powerful group of congregations..."

10 years of work to make lives better

More than 1,700 people clapped their hands, sang "Amen," and vowed to keep pushing for measures to improve people's lives at the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization's 10th anniversary celebration last night...

Coaltion Seeks Solutions

Common Ground rally inaugurates effort to make region a better place to live More than 2,300 people from the four-county area gathered Sunday to launch a major new effort to build a diverse, nonpartisan political organization to tackle the social issues facing Milwaukee and the surrounding area. The founding convention of the Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground at the Midwest Airlines Center resembled a revival and civic pep rally with a history lesson and civics 101 class tossed in as speaker after speaker committed to working for change to build a better region...

Important faces in the AIM crowd

Action in Montgomery, a coalition of religious congregations considered by some to be the county's most powerful grass-roots organization, announced its 2006 agenda at a rousing meeting at Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Spring last week, and the politicians turned out to hear it. The event drew 708 religious leaders and congregants...

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