by M. Pulliam
In an email update, Evangelicals for Social Action quotes the director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture who is disappointed in the Senate Republicans’ decision to stop investigating the use of torture.
As federal FY 2010 begins, ESA encourages people to be prayerful about justice for the poor and asks individuals to take action by writing to their elected leaders and expressing their concern for those in poverty.
ESA says the church should stand in solidarity with those in need of a second chances, specifically the formerly incarcerated. They support the Prison Re-entry Initiative and the Second Chance Act of 2007.
Regarding climate change, ESA applauds Obama’s climate change speech, notes the report about the six different types of Americans, and calls for people to be educated and committed in battling misinformation.
ESA reports on civil disobedience acts in Philadelphia where faith leaders collaborated to shut down a gun shop that had been linked to many violent crimes.