Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Civic Engagement 2012 From a Faith Perspective Webinar

As people of faith, we can play a unique role in this election cycle by encouraging civil, respectful dialogue that builds community and offers a hope-filled vision of the future for all people. – Please Forward Widely – The Interfaith Immigration Coalition will host … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts for Nonprofits in an Election Year—January 31, Webinar

From Half in Ten ( January 31st, 2012 2:00 – 3:15 pm ET Register at The Coalition on Human Needs, the Half in Ten Campaign, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Children’s Leadership Council have … Continue reading

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PA Board of Education Roundtables on Libraries—Special Education Opportunities on September 13 (Allentown), 15 (Harrisburg) & 20 (Erie)

From the Education Law Center (   This is a unique opportunity to speak about the importance of school libraries for students with disabilities.   We need to generate participation in the roundtable discussions scheduled by the State Board of … Continue reading

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Saint Martin: Why We Don’t—and Can’t—Celebrate the Real MLK

Shared by Faith in Public Life (   Jamelle Bouie | August 29, 2011 Posted at   In August 1966, a few years after his historic march on Washington, Gallup polled the country on their views of the Reverend … Continue reading

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Forum on PA HB 300 Amending the Human Relations Act–March 8, Lancaster

The Lancaster City Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a community discussion about Pennsylvania HB 300 (, which is proposed legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to extend protections to residents who are discriminated against on the basis of … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes Bill Expected to Come to Vote Soon

From the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (J-SPAN at   In late 2009, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 745 ( with bipartisan support. In the next few weeks, a floor vote is expected on the bill.   … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Rules of Engagement

Published by billyparish at, May 14th, 2009   In last week’s New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a fascinating article, “How David Beats Goliath: When Underdogs Break The Rules” ( In his patented style Gladwell weaves together story after story … Continue reading

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