Quotes

On guns in church

“[It] is antithetical to the fundamental message of Christianity.”

On allowing guns in church

“[It] is antithetical to the fundamental message of Christianity.”

On bringing good news to the poor

“Every congregation — I would say every Christian — is either no news, bad news or good news to the poor.”

On bringing her granddaughters to the 50th anniversary March on Washington

“I want them to learn it is all right to stand for what is right and to speak truth to power when necessary”

On progressives and conservatives

“There is a strong social justice constituency among religious Americans that cuts across labels.”

On a damaging step backward

“There is no excuse for creating an opportunity for racial profiling.”

On being faithful to Micah 6:8

“As a Church we are so, so hesitant to get involved in the difficult justice issues that face our Church, nation and the world.”

On affirmative action decision

“This is a victory for equal opportunity and the future of our nation.”

On ‘praying away the gay’

“We have done wrong, and I stand with many others who now recognize the need to offer apologies and make things right.”

On connecting faith to social justice

“Social justice is nothing more and nothing less than God’s divine will realized in human society.”

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