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 (http://halfinten.org/): January 31st, 2012 2:00 – 3:15 pm ET Register at https://chn.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=10753. 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 (http://www.elc-pa.org):   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 (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   Jamelle Bouie | August 29, 2011 Posted at http://ht.ly/6fEkp   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 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0300), 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 http://www.jspan.org/):   In late 2009, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 745 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0745) 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 http://ow.ly/75sY, May 14th, 2009   In last week’s New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a fascinating article, “How David Beats Goliath: When Underdogs Break The Rules” (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/11/090511fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all). In his patented style Gladwell weaves together story after story … Continue reading

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