Oregonians will be voting on one of America’s strictest gun control measures on the ballot this November. Spearheaded by interfaith leaders, more than 1,000 volunteers secured the necessary signatures to get the measure on the ballot.
In episode 61 of Dangerous Dogma, Nathan Empsall, executive director of Faithful America, talks about advocacy and Christian witness. He also discusses the dangerous and heretical ReAwaken America Tour, which has been covered at A Public Witness.
Former Vice President Al Gore urged Black interfaith leaders and environmental activists to increase joint efforts to seek solutions to the “twin crises of climate and racial justice.”
In this issue of A Public Witness, we look at the few protests at churches that actually occurred over the weekend. Then we recall more significant political protests in sanctuaries in the past before considering what all of this might portend for free speech in sacred
Missouri’s GOP-led House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow guns in churches and on public transportation. The House voted 101-40 in favor of the measure, which now goes before the Republican-led Senate for approval.
In episode 37 of Dangerous Dogma, Mark Chancey, professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University, talks about issues involved in teaching the Bible in public schools. He mentions his study of how Texas school districts taught the Bible.
In this issue of A Public Witness, we study the political effort behind the Bible blitz. We also quiz this movement to consider the pedagogical and religious problems with such legislation.
In episode 31 of Dangerous Dogma, Daniel K. Williams, a professor of history at the University of West Georgia, talks about his new book The Politics of the Cross: A Christian Alternative to Partisanship. He also discusses issues of abortion, marriage, racism, and poverty.
In episode 24 of Dangerous Dogma, Jim Wallis, chair of faith and justice at Georgetown University, talks about issues of advocacy, faith, evangelicals, and Trumpism. He also discusses his time at Sojourners, his books, and his new role at Georgetown.
As world leaders prepare to gather next week in Scotland for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), this edition of A Public Witness mines what this international effort entails and why Christians spend time advocating in such meetings.