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John McCullough

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Why I Am Risking Arrest at the White House with 135 Faith and Immigrant Leaders

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Today, I have decided to risk arrest with more than 135 other faith and immigrant rights leaders outside of the White House. I have not come to this decision lightly, but out of my deep discontent and disappointment at the lack of action by our President to stop the needless...

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During Advent, Waiting for Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 1:08 PM

As the church has celebrated during this Advent season, we often hear the expression that "Advent is a season of waiting." But as I hear this refrain repeated, I wonder if maybe these words have lost their meaning in the commercial rush of Christmas and even in the traditional nativity...

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On Immigration, Let us Herald New and Welcoming Communities

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 11:50 AM

The Judeo-Christian heritage provides a lens through which we view and treat immigrants not as outcasts but as our neighbors. We have an historic, spiritual and biblical tie to migration. From Genesis onward, the journey of migration is critical in shaping the paths of Abraham, Moses, Joseph and Ruth, who...

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One Government Activity Continues: 1,100+ Deportations a Day

(19) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 5:01 PM

Like many Americans, I am dismayed that ideological rigidity and the unwillingness to compromise have brought our nation to a government shutdown. Yet as vital services are stopped, one government activity continues: the deportation of more than 1,100 people every day. This moral stain continues unabated with thousands...

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No Time to Be Silent

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 3:15 PM

This week, the 67-year-old humanitarian agency I lead signed a contract to provide humanitarian assistance to -- among others -- Syrians fleeing for their lives.

It's not a job any of us want. It's also not a job we can accomplish while keeping silent.

The use of chemical...

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March on Washington: The Fierce Urgency of Now for Immigration Reform

(7) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 9:26 AM

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King and the many other courageous civil rights leaders who helped fostered the progress we have seen in this country. I am proud to count many in the Church World Service family among them....

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People of Faith Called to Press for Immigration Reform

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 1:39 AM

Watching the president deliver his second inaugural address, amid our commemoration and celebration of Dr. King's legacy, I was reminded of my personal responsibility, as a pastor in particular, to advocate for justice. For many people of faith, this call is not just one of conscience, but also of commandment....

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George McGovern: A Friend To The Hungry

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 6:55 AM

NEW YORK (RNS) Former Sen. George McGovern was a friend to anyone who is concerned about the issue of hunger and malnutrition in the world.

As the one-time United Nations ambassador to the hungry, McGovern had always made battling hunger a top concern, even when the political winds did not...

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Child Survival, Maternal Health and Nutrition: The Tie That Binds and the Action Ahead

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 3:01 PM

For a brief moment, the world is about to turn its attention to the issue of child survival and nutrition.

If you know anything about the problem, then you know it deserves even more of our attention. The upcoming meeting, Child Survival: Call...

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