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Author Jená Lowe

WASHINGTON (RNS) With three weeks left before the 111th Congress adjourns, faith groups are mounting a full court press on Capitol Hill on a number of bills, including a nuclear treaty with Russia and an immigration bill. Advocates are pressing for action on The DREAM Act, which would allow illegal immigrants to gain citizenship through […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) A national network of faith-based organizations, homeowners and community organizers met with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday (Nov. 3), urging him to tackle problems with fraudulent foreclosures. Organizers from the group People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) and other activists said a program designed to modify mortgages, enacted soon after President Obama […] Read More

Editor’s note: The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church rescinded its endorsement of the rally in a statement posted Friday, Oct. 1. Click here to read the statement. This information updates what was originally reported below in paragraph three. WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith-based organizations are teaming up with secular and progressive groups […] Read More