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Burns Strider

Winning One for the Future in Mississippi

Burns Strider | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Burns Strider

Initiative 42 matters to a group of dedicated and hard working Mississippians who have raised more than $2 million and organized as 42 for Better Schools to pass this important initiative.

The Quiet, Unshakable Faith Of Hillary Clinton

Burns Strider | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Burns Strider

Hillary once shared with me that she attended a wonderful Sunday school class during her years in Arkansas. She loved the people, found community, but yearned for a deeper period of study. She didn't lament, she didn't complain, she simply volunteered to teach the class herself, writing lessons from Scripture, largely around the golden rule.

LISTEN: What Was The Faith Factor In The 2014 Midterms

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

Fighting Terrorists, Not Soviets

Burns Strider | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Times have changed. We don't play vinyl records on our iPods; we don't use pay phones when we're out and need to make a call. And, we shouldn't be funding last century's battles, especially when it comes at the expense of our troops.

License Plates, Heritage and Fellow Mississippians

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

Some of my fellow Mississippian want to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with license plates honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was one of the initial leaders of the Ku Klux Klan.

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety and while millions of Christians ...

Big Daddy's Rules for the 2010 Campaign Trail

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

I'm all about winning. And I live for hardball politics. I get it naturally. But, dividing and angering voters; displacing the common ground of being American from under their feet in order to win has catastrophic consequences.

FOX News Funds Research and Smear Campaign Against American Pastor

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Burns Strider

With no scriptural or theological arguments to fall back upon, Glenn Beck has decided that his only option is to try to destroy Rev. Wallis' personal reputation. FOX News should be held accountable.

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Christian Radio Ad Hammers Energy Conglomerate Over Climate Lobbying | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A progressive religious organization is buying airtime for a new radio ad targeting an energy conglomerate in five Southern states. The spot lowers th...

Burns Strider, Former Clinton Aide, Starts Progressive Faith Group

US News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Burns Strider, one of the Democratic Party's most influential faith operatives--he was faith outreach director for Hillary Clinton's presidential camp...